This project just feels like a yummy indulgence, it is so much fun!
I've been working on the top section, basically trying to sharpen the focus of the quilt's composition with my seam treatments along the curves, without cluttering things up too much. This is raising all my favorite design questions: about value (especially value), texture, color, weight of line..how to get the eye to move the way I want it, and to keep the shape and balance of the overall piece to my liking as well.
It's all pretty intuitive, which is such a satisfying faculty to engage...
This gets much bigger if you click on it. I am trying to sustain a balancing act with these seam treatments, for sure.
I knew I wanted to lighten things up with that band of lace, but it was too light and clunky. So I took a cue from the handkerchief print next door.
Out came the pearls. I knew this was ineveitable. I wanted to darken the line along that wide woven trim but not embellish on it..so those bugles came in handy. Those round green Bakelite beads are a hoot...got them at a bead show and I just love using them.
I'm working my way from the outside in on this quilt...I'm having such a good time, and it's not even illegal, immoral, or fattening!