Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hearts, Finally!


I went with the purple and gold color scheme after all. The multi-color idea just wasn't going anywhere. This two color scheme had me a little worried because of what I perceived as limited options. I was also uncertain about how to place the light and dark values. Light background with dark hearts or vice versa? I had a nice big piece of a lighter value of the gold that would have floated purple hearts nicely. As you can see, I chose the opposite: gold hearts on a purple ground. This way I can have some variety in the background as well as in the hearts without the background becoming too busy. So far I've only used two purples and three gold prints. Since I don't anticipate this being a large piece I may not expand beyond those 5 fabrics. Or maybe I will. That's the fun of working this way; you never know what will happen next!

So far I've made only these six hearts. I kind of like the vertical format that I have them in for this picture but there's no guarantee they'll stay this way. There's one heart I think looks more dorky than wonky but whatever. The question I'm facing now is whether to make more hearts using the same fabrics I've already used or whether to stretch the palette a bit. Or I could just stop here and set them together as is. Hmmm....

7 comments:

elizabeth said...

those are wonderful hearts! have fun mixing it up with other colours or keeping it more formal with a limited palette. they are 'wonky' but so sweet, like a good friend's hug :-)
Elizabeth

Juliann in WA said...

fun hearts
I can see using a heart with words like i "heart" _______

jmbmommy said...

If that one on the bottom rt is the dorky one...I love it, it is just too cute! Make more, my new motto is "make more"...wait that seems a bit truncated...but I like more, it could be a heart-o-rama!

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Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE your color palette! I wouldn't limit myself to 5 fabrics, but I would certainly stay true to the color scheme... BEAUTIFUL!!

Magpie Sue said...

Thanks everyone! I'm really thinking I'm just going to set these together as is, but there may be more hearts for another project now.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I love all these hearts - they all work together wonderfully. the colors look great. what about putting your friend's name on the quilt... or say something about friendship or missing her... could do that in the quilting rather than in the piecing.