Sometimes it is the small details that make the quilt. For those who may remember, I have been working in the next of my series--the promise of mountains. How complex the colors are. How many decisions I have had to make to get just the right effect. But then, just when I think it is done, I question whether I have the color of the mountains right in this particular quilt.
Are the oranges that I initially planned too rich, too warm? Too expected, if you know what I mean.
I look at it. Pause. Take a step or two back. Look again. Check it out up close. Maybe the problem is these two oranges. Maybe they need a bit more pizazz. Hmm.
Well sometimes, the best solution is no solution. One of the problems is that quilts do look different when the blocks are sewn together. OK. I don't have to make any rash decisions. Just start joining the blocks at the top. Work on other projects as I ponder and absorb what I have done. Try to project what could be.
At five the next morning I wonder if maybe I should not be using orange. Maybe that is the problem.
What if I try gold?
Again perhaps not enough zip there. Too landscapey--is that a word? Will it just look like a bump in the line when I piece it? What about green?
I do like it. But would the mountains be green in the light? Doesn't the quilt look more autumnal than a green mountain? OK--maybe I am thinking about this too much. Maybe I should just go for it. After all, isn't your first hunch often the right one. And I do want to finish this quilt since I am doing the Paradise City Arts Festival October 6-8. It would sure look nice in my booth wouldn't it? For more info: http://www.paradisecityarts.com
Yes, that does seem to glow doesn't it? A bit of a story. The warmth in the sky. Amazing how different the quilt looks when it is sewn together, isn't it? What do you think? A good choice? Does this ever happen to you? How do you decide the little details?