Monday, October 26, 2009

#3 is designed, I think

I liked the idea of adding more lime green to this (see previous post comments), but couldn’t find the right color/pattern in my stash. A splotchy batik was not going to mesh with these fabrics and every other chunk of fabric was a little off color-wise AND there were not going to be any shopping trips(!) So I added more hot pink, black, and white.

As I’ve mentioned previously, these 4 tops aren’t supposed to be masterpieces. Yet, if something really nags at me, I have to change it. Do you see anything that looks funny in the photo below?
Those two pink and white pieces with the vertical stripes running through them seemed to break up the design in a weird way. Below the stripes are horizontal, which looks much better (to me, anyway.)
Time to sew. I might break down and buy some lime green for the binding, we shall see. One step at a time!

2 comments:

Diane J. Evans said...

Hi, Loreen --Since you've asked, I would vote to replace the horizontal striped fabric containing the orange color with something else; the quilt seems to want to be 1950s-pink-black-white-lime green and that striped fabric isn't playing as well with the others, to my eye. I agree with you: rotating the other stripe looks better.

Why is it that we can always jump right in and critique someone else's design when we haven't got a clue about some of our OWN designs??!!

Anyway, I'm a fan of your work no matter what you decide!

Diane

Loreen Leedy said...

Hi Diane, thanks for looking! The striped fabric picks up on a lot of little details in the fashionista fabrics, which probably doesn't show up very well in the photos. I've already switched around a few other chunks... when will it end!?!