My original sketch (excluding the brown "rafters"!):
|Original plan for 36" x 42" quilt|
I like the SERENE (open, peaceful, simple) feeling.
I'd envisioned the green sect. under the top curves to be one solid piece of green, densely quilted with horizontal lines, but didn't think it was interesting enough, so began making sections of soft piecing.
[NOTE: All white areas within the green sect. are intended to be filled with green, this photo & next.]
The blue sect. was going to be this one long piece, with one pieced-section just to the left of center, but auditioned a section of curved piecing here (folded under; it's actually twice as wide)
|Extras for piecing|
|More extras for piecing|
Also, not sure I liked the add'l shades of green. Suddenly it seemed too chunky and messy, not at all serene.
[No, that's not a #1 in white!]
Here are more sections of piecing prepared for inserts, etc. The blue strip on the far left was to be sub-cut and added as an insert for curved pieces as in the next photo below -- the blue section on bottom right.
Same for the pieced strips of green. They were used in the same way in the photo above, as inserts in a soft curve.
I kind of like that part, but still need more in the blue area. But what?
Last night I played around with it some more, and just for the photos, added some plain green under the top curves so eliminate the distracting white spaces. Very tired of looking at it. Worthy of rescuing?
What do you think? Do you like the curved piecing? (It would be softened up so the pieces flow together, which they don't do now.) Or do you think I should go back to the original plan of using one green fabric, with dense horizontal quilting lines across it for texture?