Monday, March 10, 2014

Arches & Lines - Design Wall Monday

Finally, I had a good productive studio day.  Its amazing what a little sun will do!  I'm having fun with this lesson on line.  I've been meaning to do this design forever and to see it materialize on my wall is great. (See first post on this project here)

Now for you that didn't realize - for my Master Class with Elizabeth Barton - I have to come up with three designs for each month's lesson by the 10th of the month.  Then we have to block out our design in the next 10 days and finish the piece by the end.  Now that doesn't sound too bad if you're doing something  little - but doing a 50" by 50"   - it gets a bit hairy!

With no time for vacillating - I gotta figure out where I'm going from here.  I mean I could -
  1. Make the bricks blue and green and the lines between dark brown
  2. Make the bricks shades of brown  - the lines between dark brown
  3. Make the bricks shades of brown, blue, green - the lines between dark brown
  4. Make the bricks shades of brown  - the lines between dark blue and green
Really, don't they know I'm menopausal???  How's a girl suppose to make up her mind?!?

One thing I do know is that I do need more solid dark brown fabric  - its a huge waste to dye up dark brown like that when you can't tell the difference between a commercial solid (although my dyed fabric is a lot better quality!)

Anyways - I'll have to make the decision by Thursday which will be my next solid studio time.

See other great design wall's at Judy's Patchwork Times!


Ramona said...

Boy... your fabric choices for the window are perfect! It really looks like the sun is shining through. Love it.

Libby in TN said...

That's an interesting exercise. Offhand I'm thinking too much blue and green in the bricks will detract from the window. You might choose some browns with blue/green "moss" to make it cohesive. I hope you'll show the finished product.

Rhonda said...

Wow! What a great challenge. I love the blue and green bricks but you might be right in thinking they need a little more brown. It looks like it will be a beautiful project.

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

I am loving this. Such movement! Great lines!

Sylvia said...

Love the way this project is developing so far!

Anonymous said...

It looks great. Wonderful colors.

Jody said...

I also think perhaps a bit more brown/dark green in the 'window' would work. I love it the way it is though. Will watch for progress photos and the finished piece when you are able to show it!