Wednesday, July 5, 2017
I'm imagining the flowers on the left as tulips (maybe?), which makes me think of spring colors--yellows, peaches, pinks, roses. I like these flower fabrics together but they are so very similar to each other. The ones on the right will get dark centers but the ones on the left, whatever fabric I choose, will be just those fabrics without any additional color to each.
This is my first round of color and fabric possibilities for Cheri Payne's Basket of Plenty Block 6 sew-along on facebook. Cheri used a dark background for her basket so I'm giving a darker-than-my-usual-neutral background a try. I like the brown which I think looks like a darker version of the color range for the baskets I've already made. The basket fabric is set and so is the little black crow but I think the flowers and stems will change -- or at least some of them. I'll play more tomorrow.
These are the pattern pieces we were given for this basket.
Those little wavy round flowers and curves and dips along the top of the flower on the left are such a challenge for me with my newly-growing but very limited turned-edge applique skills. I will probably substitute simple round flowers like the ones on the right in the top photo.
For me, choosing the fabrics and colors takes much longer than hand stitching the shapes in place. The more options I have, the harder it is to choose.
When you are choosing colors for a quilt (or a block in a quilt, like this one) do you choose all your fabrics before cutting and stitching or do you choose as you go along?
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> Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
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