Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pieces of ...

This what if has been languishing.
I kinda think of it as Wind and Water. I want to add some 3-D leaves that should feel like leaves floating down and coming to rest on the water's surface. I'd also like to add some beads to the stepped bottom.

In my search for better I did find some more fabric for 3-d leaves for this wall hanging so I can have more than 3. I also found a strip of turquoise that might work better than the green. I have been dragging my heels because I didn't like the satin stitch to join the little quilt sandwiches. But I can join them with a less obtrusive stitch. So here they are in a bit of a different layout, one green, one turquoise. If you take a chunk out of one corner how do you balance or compensate for the missing part? Once I get this together I'll consider more embellishing.

9 comments:

whatktmadenext said...

Oh, I love this. It's so eye-catching and really pretty colours. I think I like the green strip better, but only marginally! Either way, I can't wait to see it finished :)

Approachable Art said...

I really love this, elle.

True Blue Nana said...

Love the turquoise! Great idea.

Cheryl Arkison said...

The green reads lawn and the turquoise reads water.
As for the blocks, maybe it is jsut the lighting, but they seem top heavy (in terms of value) in both layouts.

Hmm...

elle said...

Thanks everybody. I am up for options. Top heavy could be my attempt at bringing eye down as leaves fall???

Andrea said...

I like the green top. Could you switch the blocks up a bit and create the movement downwards towards the darker colours? (use the green top, have the lighter green blocks up top and move the darker blues to the bottom?)

Lesly said...

Green, I think, but the turquoise is lovely, too.

Katie B. said...

The turquoise gets my vote!

KatieQ said...

It's amazing how one strip of fabric evokes such a different feeling in the quilt. I like the cool, calming effect of the green, but I am also drawn to the bold slash the turquoise creates.