Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Decisions, Decisions...

When I designed this quilt back in May, I put the bright bird on it and thought it looked just right.

I needed the design wall for something else, so I took the bright letters down and set them on a table nearby.

When I decided to start putting the letters together, I put them back up on the design wall. Underneath these pieces were a couple of birds that didn't have a home, so I put them up next to the letters, just for fun.

I'm not sure why I put them there, but I like the way the two birds "frame" the word "box." The dark bird sitting near "crayons" seems to balance out the dark "C" of crayons.  I didn't plan to keep them in the quilt, but when I removed them...


the quilt just looks funny.


 So they're staying.


9 comments:

Elaine M said...

I love the birds, they make the words more important, making you pause and read over.

The Selvage Fairy said...

And now you know why Millie was spending so much time laying on your fabrics. She was trying to tell you.

Mary K said...

They definitely do belong. They are so cute. I love the message. I tend to buy a box of new crayons every now and then, because nothing sparks my creativity better.

joe tulips said...

I love when that happens. Looks wonderful with the birds!

Susan said...

I agree, the birds need to stay! The saying says use all the crayons in the box and without the birds you don't have any black or brown. ;o)

Millie said...

Oh Susan! You are so right! I never thought of it that way!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Those birds are definitely "outside the box," and that is why they must stay. Bravo!

Alice Turcotte said...

Thank you for another lesson.

Megan said...

Fabulous. Another success story from the Lyne and Millie team. LOL

Megan
Sydney, Australia