July 25, 2011
Well, after a lovely patchwork in Starbucks day with the patchwork duck and the red headed mermaid...we visited our favorite city quilt shop. I was there for a class on Wednesday and saw some lovely holiday, Christmas fabric. I did not get it that day..however, as me and the mermaid trotted over to the store yesterday, I was moved to purchase.
I began with one idea, and then it morphed. I modified a quilt I saw, and decided grey/silver with red would be great as a main component. So I set off to thinking about the design. For the first time I actually drafted and redrafted block ideas. Finally, I settled on one, and went to cutting out pieces for 12 12 1/2 inch blocks. I began chain piecing, and construction began. As I type now, I have completed 11 of the 12' and now I am contemplating the red accent with the silver. I feel as if I am missing something.
I have taken a pic and chose to step away for a spell and resketch some ideas. Do I make more blocks perhaps with some solids in the main block? Or, do I add more grey or a solid dashing to set the blocks a bit more? Or, do I make more blocks without a red accent and choose another neutral color, say white (similar to the one in the blocks I have, or maybe even the blue that is in their to give it some rest.) What do I do?
Anyway, food break. I must feed the creativity...oh and here is a pic. What do you think? (This was written yesterday....smiles.)