Sunday, November 6, 2016
At this point I had second thoughts about the dark brown squares. It created the bold repeat I had planned for. But is it too much?
1) Terra Cotta. Made the overall look very warm. Reads in a mid-tone. Tends to look very orange at a distance.
2) Original. Boldest of the options. Texture of the print preferred over all others among live viewers.
3) Picks up the other colors wanted, but reads as grey and makes the whole quilt look very cool colored.
4) A favorite print, but not enough contrast with the background fabrics, so it fades away.
Spent Saturday finishing cutting things out.
Tried a new HST tool from Quilt in a Day. Unfortunately, I first encountered Elenor early in my quilting life and really dislike her presentation style so have ignored anything associated with the name. My 6" ruler has gone missing and her 6 1/2" Triangle Square Up Ruler was what was available at the quilt shop where I went. It is actually a very handy tool. Since I quite like HST quilts, I see using it a lot in the future.
It's not evident in this photo, but after I had about 1/2 of these sewn and pressed, I realized that I need to press the seams differently for the sake of quilting.
But I want the pale sections to recede and I will be hand quilting, so I went back and pressed to the dark.
My plan for today is to finish all the piecing that I can without the stupid light green triangles.