Don't get me wrong, I love this part of quilting. I have a basic idea and I tweak it as I go.
I cut the block centers from the panel section. I also cut 2 1/2 inch strips and used them to mock up a view of what it would look like when it was together. Wow! Overwhelming! All the color and patterns really were fighting.
I needed some calm places to rest! So I pulled some solids and added them into the mix. It worked well to pull things together.
Once I got the blocks together and where i wanted them to live, I started working to add some width the the quilt top. the two strips of blue and white got added in.
Then came the matter of the borders. I tried a number of combinations but always, too busy, too much.
I pulled my go to color.......black. So I am testing a black stop border and
deciding what color the outer borders should be.
I still have enough of all the fabrics to use as borders.
So........what do you think?
What else could I add?
What colors need to come in?
Is black too harsh?
Frank likes it. And surprisingly, he likes the mish-mash of colors and patterns. I guess I am more ordered than I thought!