The Birth of Something Potentially Awesome. Or not.

Whaddya think?  Does the small pop of blue add something interesting and unexpected, or is it just wrong?  Cast your vote.  Also, let me know if you have ideas of other colors to throw on the wall with these.

Client wants fall colors…  If I can nail down the palette, then I’ll try to figure out design next.

When I have a commission, this is typically how I start.  I get a pile of fabric and then stare at it until it feels right, sometimes a month.  Sometimes longer if I have to keep shopping until I find what makes for a better palette.  Then, I go to the next step and stare at it for another month, auditioning different options.  And then the sewing begins.

So that’s just a little glimpse at something I am starting to stare at– for a quilt that will be made probably in January.  But as I walk by it everyday for the next three months, it will gradually evolve, a painstaking, but important process for me.

If you don’t work on a vertical surface when designing, give it a try.  This is one of those cheap insulation boards (not sure if that’s really what it is called) for $10ish at your Home Depot.  It’s covered in batting, so my fabric adheres easily to it.

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7 Responses to The Birth of Something Potentially Awesome. Or not.

  1. Skye says:

    Yes, I do like the blue (though on the computer it looks kind of purple-y). I think it is a pop but in a very harmonious way.
    Nice to hear more about your process. Keep doing what you do!!

  2. eliu says:

    The other colors look great together! In my humble opinion, avoid the blue.

  3. Toni Owens says:

    Like the purple but not the blue on the far right side!

  4. Vicki W says:

    I’m not terribly fond of the blue, although I don’t hate it. I am, however, VERY fond of the minty green in the strip 2 over from the blue. My problem with the blue isn’t the blue, it’s the beige that’s there with it.

  5. Like the blue. But I like peacock blue with mustard yellow and purple a lot too. I think you need a blue shade, but I don’t know if it is that one or not. But yes…. keep a blue in it. Also, halloween bunting is lovely. Inspiring… I need to get out my sewing machine again…

  6. Not liking the blue, either. Darker, like a deep teal, would probably work.

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