Wednesday, December 21, 2016

And Now For Some Turquoise...

Last night I sewed the outer triangles to the turquoise slab triangles. Then I put them up on the design wall with the others. Now, this is by no means a "design." I just threw the colors up on the wall. When it comes time to "arrange" them, it will look a lot better. This is a mishmash, but it's a place to start.

Looking at this tells me I have too much gold, and maybe too much turquoise, but I still haven't made triangles for blue violet and violet, and that will make a big difference. There are two one acid green blocks that have light yellow side triangles and they look out of place. I also have to be careful because I don't want the same side triangle fabrics sitting next to each other.

When I decided to work with this layout I liked the way the shapes formed diamonds that seemed to float above the black and white background as in this red photo directly above.  With all the colors  the diamonds don't read as diamonds. We'll see if the darker values of blue violet and violet fix that, and who knows, maybe I'll take out the gold and the acid green and the turquoise (or maybe I'll make diamonds of one color... like, duh!).

Left like this however, my head keeps turning sideways...

because THIS also has a lot of potential.

6 comments:

Linda Swanekamp said...

Well, it reads like diamonds to me. I think it is quite wonderful. It looks more like your necklace with all those bits. The red diamonds have a different look. I like the twinkle gem like quality of your design.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I like the vertical arrangement a lot. Waiting to see what the other colors bring to the party before I vote on the overall ...

FairviewFarm said...

I see diamonds. Like the vertical arrangement better. I don't think there will be too much gold and turquoise once you have the blue violet and violet diamonds added in.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I would only take out the very lightest acid greens and golds and leave the bolder ones in. It looks good both ways, horizontal and vertical.

Allison said...

It's wonderful, though I think I might be in the vertical camp at this point.

Ann said...

Very fun to see these. I've enjoyed all your various colorways.