|Blue Plumes a finished quilt top!|
Once I placed the lighter blue petal in the center of every corner 'flower', then it all just sort of clicked into place.*ahh.. Sometimes it feels like nothing will ever work and then you'll find me pulling the quilt top out for weeks, trying this, trying that. It's a tricky thing, playing with color in borders. You never want it to overshadow the rest of the quilt, but rather use it in order to draw the eye around the quilt and provide a sort of balance. I love using it as an extension as to where the energy is being directed in a quilt. Border work can definitely help change the dialog. In this case, it firmly takes the power away from the very lightest blocks--they were shining a little too brightly--and says, 'No! Look at all of us, we're important too!'
|Such a soft, different look for me....|
|So happy I didn't let this idea slide!|