I'm going to stay the course until I can officially call it a flimsy. I still have to stitch the appliqued elements to some of the blocks and I want to change and add a few more things that are different from the original design.
This is a photo of Leanne Beasley's original design. By the time I am finished mine, it will look entirely different from hers.
|"Down in the Garden" by Leanne Beasley|
Allow me to explain.
If I can share with you a little knowledge or offer a piece of advice that I used to share with my art/painting students and that is if you stick with colors that you like and that are within your comfort zone, you will very seldom go wrong when it comes to selecting the colors and fabrics in your quilting endeavors.
I used the same palette of 10 colors in all my artwork for over 20 years. Rarely, if ever, did I stray from them. Because I liked and was familiar with the colors and knew how well they worked and interacted with one another, no matter what the subject matter, everything was always in harmony.
The same principle applies when building your stash. If you stay with the colors that you like and are comfortable with, everything should coordinate, no matter who the designer or manufacturer might be. Problems occur when one tries to stray from that comfort zone. Just ask me!!!
Kim Diehl's color family is very similar to the one I used when painting and that is why my choice of thread colors...even though I purchased and started stitching the blocks long before I stumbled across her fabrics...go so well together.
I still have lots of hand work to do before I can start to assemble the quilt top. Thankfully, I'm in no rush and have no deadlines to meet.
And I thought that I would be finished by today.