I typically work with a fair amount of contrast in my quilts. I think the reason I am struggling with this quilt is that it lacks differences in value. I thought I wanted to make it all one-dimensional without a lot of contrast. That isn’t my quilting style. I read a fashion blog called TiLo. In it the guys say to fashionistas “Girl, that’s NOT your dress.” I think in this case–“Elisa, that’s not your quilt.” I need to fix this.
I went to the store yesterday to buy perle cotton to handquilt this thing and in picking colors I found an interesting combination when I mixed yellow and a sort of dark denim blue with the fabric scraps I brought for color comparision. I came home and added some test fabrics to the mix.
I think I might be getting closer. I’m going to let it sit for a while. In the mean time I have some other projects and deadlines I need to attend to.
I’ve worked with my guild to put together a quilt challenge. The EZ Dresden Quilt Challenge starts June 1 and will have a two week blog hop, more quilts than you can shake a stick at (should people participate–fingers crossed) and a ton of prizes. Stay tuned for more info…..