I do spend an inordinate amount of time trying to decide which group of fabrics to use when starting a new project. Either that or I decide within 10 minutes and just go to it!!!
Yesterday was indecision day. I love this one particular piece of my dyed fabric and have never been able to cut it up. It’s only a fat quarter, but I want to use it whole. At least I’m pretty sure that I want it to be the lightest part, the focal point so that means whatever I make a background out of, it needs to be dark.
I think these fabrics are really perfect, but I don’t have enough of either one to do much with…at least not much of interest to my imagination.
That meant a trip to the fabric store. I knew I wouldn’t find either one of those…they are old and I’m not even sure I bought them here in town. This one will work but I’m not 100% satisfied that this is the way I want to go.
I think I really want to add some of the lightest color into the piece but I’m afraid of diluting the effect of the light coming into the water…oh, I forgot to mention that that’s the vision I’m working toward with this piece. Curvy piecing will shape the rectangle somewhat and beading is definitely going on to it somewhere.
I have some fabrics that I dyed at the same time as the main one and a set of gradations that might work in, but they seem to de-emphasize the light as I lay them out with my focal piece.
Here are a couple of my ideas…combine the two small pieces that I like the most into a curvy pieced background, perhaps even working in a bit of the lighter dyed pieces. Or use the stripe and applique curvy edge shapes into the focal fabric. I am so open to any new suggestions…