You never know where your quilt will go when you are working on an improvisational art piece. If you have even worked on one, you know exactly what I mean.
often, what is in your mind's eye is not what the finished art piece looks like at all. While you are working on it, it is a malleable flowing entity, sometimes with a mind of its own.
This is what I started with
this was where it was going in the design stages. I kept trying to get that vintage piece in there. But it just wasn't falling into place.
I got it to this point. The problem was the piece I really liked was a dark dark navy. I didn't notice that until I got it to a strong light. I sometimes have a problem seeing darks; my father was color blind and I probably have some of the dark end spectrum rods and cones missing. Who knows.
The other one looks like tiles and I love it, but it just didn't look as good as the blue one.
So I texted my friends Carol (Quilted Fabric Art) and Leeanna (Not Afraid of Color) and they helped me work out the thought process.
So this is what i brought to them.
They loved it.
thanks, ladies, you guided me to the right choice.