2/11/2017

Major decisions today....what do you think???

For the last week or so I have been mulling over in the back of my mind options for finishing off this piece.  Remember I told you  about 7 years ago I sent out a round robin with fans of peacock colors to specifically use for this challenge block..

This is four of the block returned and they are spectacular and would be stunning just assembled as is.. But I really want to use them with the peacock...soooooooo!



.First problem the green I chose for the background for the fans is incompatible with the block... I hate it...it is hideous with the block and I could never use it as it chops off the sky and all the fan beading competes with the block.  There needs to be a buffer that defines the fans as part of a border and I want to use the sky color around the fans.




















The only thing I had this shade of turquoise blue was a dress in my stash so it became part of the audition.  And I liked the color...so I started playing around with border options on my computer....










and I came up with this.... The original center block needs to be larger to balance out the fans.... the longer I looked at it I felt it needed more green foreground.


























And I like it.  But extending the block  with more patches and embellishing is going to add a LOT more work which seems to be the theme of this block... more work and more work.  What was going to be a week or two is now a month or two at least.


























But when you see them together you can see the difference an extra 6-8" of green adds to the block.  Adding more green foreground pushes both the tree and mountain back and a larger block is in better balance with the fans...Luckily I have a bag of the original fabrics with lots of greens.   I put an A an B on  these as I was going to give you a vote...but since I already decided on B that wouldn't be fair.  But if you do have an opinion on these changes, I'd love to hear it!!!
My sister is coming today to give me a ride to Walmart to pick up a lot of little items. Since JoAnn's is so close I'll have her take me there also to look for turquoise fabrics.

DH will take me shopping but he hovers and although he doesn't actually say "Are you done yet." I can see him fidgeting...  I miss being able to drive just for these kinds of errands where I just like to wander and think...


4 comments:

Marilyn said...

oh, definitely B. A looks just like you were trying to fix something but B ties it all together and looks like it was planned. Don't you hate it when you think you are done but the block has a different opinion (grin).

Grovenore Flato said...

I like B also, but what about turning the fans into the 4 corners, and then manipulating the peacock tail toward the centre at the bottom? I always look forward to reading your blog posts. Grovenore

Shirlee Fassell said...

B hands down. It's gonna be a beauty!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Yep, B takes the vote for sure. More work, but so worth it in the end. Another example of the fabric telling you what it wants!

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