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.