December 6, 2011

Cy: Design Success

I have eventually found the blue/teal colour that I was looking for, and I was in such a hurry to photograph it that I haven't even washed or ironed it yet.
I have played with arrangement ideas and colour schemes in my digital program again and come up with the following ideas that I am happy to continue with refining until I get the modern/contemporary look for my traditionally stitched CQ blocks.

12 blocks in 4 x 4 arrangement joined edge to edge around a large square in centre for extra embellishments.
The centre could also be another CQ block or applique focal point - to be decided at a later date.

Same arrangement of 12 blocks 4 x 4, but with sashing between blocks, and a black border on centre square and black binding around outside edge of wall hanging.
Still plenty of scope for adding something special to the centre.
Almost the same as above, but with a solid black square centre piece. Plenty of scope for TAST embroidery on that black square.

3 x 5 arrangement around a large central rectangle. I rather like the wide black border too.
Now this is more what I am looking for and I'm starting to feel that I'm getting somewhere with the designing.

Change the orientation and add WELCOME to the middle (I might not really add this to the final work), and my wall hanging is just right for the wall in my entrance hall that is right opposite the front door.
So much for my earlier thoughts that I definitely wanted a square wall hanging.
The blue/teal coloured areas in any of my designs above could also be made up of CQ strips and blocks in similar colours, tones and shades to that lovely fabric I have found. 

No more prevarication, digital or otherwise.
I'm ready for the needle and thread.


Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Happy to hear you have reached a conclusion. The teal fabric you show here is beautiful with the other fabrics. I really like it. I have been laying my blocks out and thinking about what I want to do with them. I may have to get the Photoshop dusted off and play with layout. Thanks for inspiring me. By the way, I just bought black HP ink for my printer. The box is sitting here and it is black with teal grasses and butterflies. I found that amusing for some reason.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

any of these arrangements work well. A welcome sign is a nice idea. Happy stitching!

Suztats said...

I think it'll be stunning!

Deborah said...

That's a very striking arrangement. The blocks have so much energy. I absolutely love the black/white/teal combination. Stunning is the right word!

Debra Spincic said...

I'm a little more partial to the teal center -- it has less of a big black hole of the universe look to it--and I like the teal sashing because it gives me a path, push, signal to look out into the border.

Very dramatic!

Susan said...

I like the teal center and the sashing look.

Jane said...

As you work the blocks, I'm sure we'll be seeing other ways you come up with for the setting. I really like the way the way the teal sets it off, very nice Cy