So, I have quilted all of the individual blocks.
I think it was the most fun I have ever had in doing machine quilting. Well, at least not nearly as stressful as maneuvering a big quilt under my Juki. Most of the blocks have similar, repetitive designs but on the occasional block, I just had to stitch something a bit different.
So now comes the big decision. To add or not to add.
The bits 'o color strips.
I had all but decided to only use the goldish bits and already dubbed her as Butter Brickle, I just had the feeling red was going to be too abrasive. Not that I think red itself is abrasive, because there is nothing better than red in a quilt. And I am thinking that the blues and greens were adding too much contrast. I just had mono on my mind. Or perhaps because it was warm and sunny outside, I didn't need any added color. But today was cooler and not so bright, I thought to try again. I needed some reds and greens and blues. I think I will let her hang a while longer and see what happens during the next few days.
Do you ever think that the way you make a final decision on something creative
just might be based on your mood at the time? Or the weather?
And now I am so in the mood for color. So I took 3-4 steps in my studio
and turned to my other design wall.
Another design idea for peacock colors. Using this as my inspiration.