Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mumbo Jumbo

Monday night I worked on those dark diamonds. I tried medium range medium sized diamonds, I tried darkish fabrics, but the more I worked the less clear it became. Finally I looked at it and I thought to myself, "Lynne, you're making sludge. You keep telling your students not to make areas that are too dark, and that's what you have. It's ugly. Time to regroup." Yeah, I probably should have taken some pictures, but...

So I dug through my stash and found lighter (pinker!) big prints and cut and arranged those diamonds on the design wall. I really really like those remaining dark fabrics, and if they have to go, they'll go, but right now I'm leaving them there.

I started cutting more lighter middle sized diamonds, and put them up with the darker diamonds from the first version. I was pretty sure the darker, more boring ones had to go.

So I replaced them with generally lighter prints.

This is what I had when I decided it was time to pack it in for the night. I'm not quite convinced this is the way to go either, but I'll know for sure once I start adding the little diamonds that will fill in the empty spaces in the layout above.

That'll happen later, and maybe not till this weekend. I have a lot of stuff going on between now and then. And I have to tell you about a wonderful email I got from Pam.


Nancy J said...

looking lovely, lighter is better, And an email?? Waiting for that news.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I find the process amazing. Love the step by step photos. It changes so much.

MrsB said...

Maybe it's the roundness of flowers, but it looks like long braids to me. Quite the optical illusion.
Love it.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Goodness, this is looking wonderful! I love that you showed your changes, and the little bits og 'bright' pink are very sweet.