Friday, December 7, 2018

A Challenge... picking background fabric.

Hey everyone!  I decided to share a quilt I'm working on right now.
But first.... I'm speaking to Sheboygan Quilter this upcoming Wednesday.  I'm giving my Thread Sketching and Bead Embellishing Lecture.  Which is my favorite!!

So I'm working on this Octopus. I drew the pattern free hand. And all the pieces have fusible and will be overlapped and fused to the background.  I'm trying to find the perfect background. I finally found something on Equilter that I thought would work and I'm hoping its delivered today.  I would like to get this quilt done by Mid January.  As I put the fabrics together I like to take photos and look at it on my computer or tablet.  I noticed after I was basically almost finished with it that there was too much orange/yellow on the left side and not enough of a defined area where the 2 Octopus arms meet. So I changed it around alittle.  See photos below.

This Octopus is so busy that I need a easy on the eyes background.  And because he is kind of whimsical I'm not trying to make this look like a actual underwater scene.  I'm also trying to thinkg of a good name for my Octopus.  If you think of something let me know. Maybe I'll have a contest on Facebook.

As you can see the Octopus gets lost in some of the fabrics.  This first one is my choice if the one I ordered doesn't work.  But, if you see how that orange/yellow stands out that is when I realized I needed to change that.

This was my favorite so far. 

This one is too busy.  And the pears in the background are too big. 

This fabric is too busy.

He gets lost on this background. 

So this is the photo that shows the changes I have made to the left side of the Octopus.  The one on the right is better.  I still have some tweaking to do but, I will do that after I have it fused to the backgound fabric.