Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Baskets of Plenty Block 2, Choosing for Block 3
I think the star needs something around the edge to help it stand out a little from the red behind but I'm not pleased with the dashed line in this photo. In fact I've already removed it in anticipation of doing something else. I think my embroidery skills are not up to snuff. (It's been many long, long years since I embroidered as a child.)
Choosing the colors for the circle and star was fun. When I've finished with a block I always question whether a different choice would have been better. (My motto should be, "Never look back.") I tried more than a dozen other options, some of which are below.
Primitive is a new style to me. I recognize primitive when I see it but find it difficult to pinpoint in my mind exactly what makes something look primitive? Does it depend on colors, or the pattern, or both, or something else?
I made this as part of Cheri Payne's Basket of Plenty sew-along on her facebook group. She posts pdfs of the patterns, then we print them and choose which pieces we want to use for our blocks.
I'm behind with these blocks since the pattern for the third basket is already available. I've cut out the pattern pieces and just started playing with colors.
I have two brown baskets. Do I want a tan/grey basket or a red basket or some other color? And maybe that pink doesn't work as primitive?
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> Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
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