Thursday, June 7, 2012

testing, testing, testing

Two windows. Three windows. Sometimes it is the small choices that matter most. You know the placement of those blocks of light and warmth. But since I added the ocean on the bottom, I couldn't use the solution I had used in the previous quilt. What to do? Yes this is the same quilt I have been working on. Finally got the backdrop pieced.

First, I must create the windows. Make the color just right--warm enough to go with the hints of red in the other art in the room. But brown enough to reflect the wood of the bed. Arranging and rearranging the fabrics. Then sewing.

Testing them on the quilt. You must know the process.  So hard to visualize what the quilt will look like when it is sewn together but I can't sew it together until I resolve it.  Do I like the two windows anchoring at the bottom. Just that splash of color. (Yes, you can see how crowded my design board is right now. Oh well, I can focus on the quilt.)

Or three blocks--like the original quilt. More of a feeling of going into another space isn't there--but is it too much? Is it too busy? Too red?

I sit and play with the possibilities. Stand back and squint. Work on other projects. Leave it for the night--maybe this morning it will resolve itself. I won't let my decision be made by the difficulty of the piecing. No way.

What do you think? Do you have any preferences? And for those who haven't read the first blog about this quilt--here is the link.


  1. Hello Ann - such a lovely blog. Following your thoughts as you create your quilt has been eye-opening. Thank you