I was going to write a very simple short post about the new quilt that was just falling into place. If you remember, this quilt just started itself. It's been slow--a few blocks a day. (As you may know I'm at the studio in Shelburne Falls about 8 hours a day so I am spending a LOT of time working on this piece.) But still--so far--it's been rather well-behaved, if you know what I mean. And now it's almost done.
Of course--as soon as I start to write this post--the quilt decides to become ornery. It's almost done but I'm not sure what color comes next. Let me show you. Here's the quilt on my design board. Just a few holes to fill in.
But what color goes next in the center? That's the question.
I had thought of another purple--lavender. Is this too much purple?
What about a green--I try this brighter green--hmmm. Too much green isn't it?
Maybe a blue lavender? Too blue perhaps.
It's hard to get the colors just right.
I want it to echo the other colors but also it must be interesting. I try again. Maybe a bit more olive in the green. What will that do? I stand back. I squint. I try to imagine it in my mind.
Maybe a bit more olive since there won't be that much of it and your eye will focus there. Interesting.
So what would you do? Which color would you choose?