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Archive for February 23rd, 2009

VACATION! The university I teach at has the earliest Spring Break ever! My boys are in school and my husband is out of town on business. What I SHOULD be doing is dyeing scarves and making notelets and bags for my next show (April). OR charging ahead and making skyscrapers or bird houses, newly inspired by my houses I just made. But no – what’s on my design wall right now are some fantastic pieces of fabric I’ve been saving for “someday”.  Stop waiting! I want to have these out where I can see them. I want to quilt these unobtrusively and let the fabrics shine. What I have in my mind right now are two panels that will hang side by side. I THINK I like the large pieces, what I’m fussing with are the two small bands running through the center of each one:

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1st Try I think that having the yellow on the right piece is too much yellow.

2nd Try

2nd Try: I like the orange band on the right. SO I put it's complement on the left to balance it.

3rd Try: Another shade of blue on the left.

3rd Try: Another shade of blue on the left. I think I like the darker shade from try #2

4th Try: A green to pull out the tiny bits of green in both the top & bottom fabrics on the left panel.

4th Try: A green to pull out the tiny bits of green in both the top & bottom fabrics on the left panel.

5th try: Another green with more yellow in it.

5th try: Another green with more yellow in it.

6th Try: This green has bits of navy in it.

6th Try: This green has bits of navy in it.

7th Try: I was worried that there was too much yellow.

7th Try: I was worried that there was too much yellow.

Right now I’m leaning towards versions 2 & 6. I leave them up for awhile, but I don’t want to stress and fuss too much with this.

Any thoughts?

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