One of my goals with the Orca Bay Mystery was to only use fabrics I have. That meant that the reds Bonnie chose in her color scheme for me would mostly be light to medium tones. Because of this change, I’m not loving my flying geese units for this step. I love black in quilts that have high intensity colors–it makes the colors just sparkle. In real life my colors are washing out next to the black. I want that sparkle. I don’t want to settle for what for me is a ‘meh’ color scheme!
My bestest friend Sabrina and I had fun auditioning different fabrics yesterday as possible substitutes. The two finalists were a purple and a bright blue:
I considered not piecing the HSTs again, but take the short cut and use just a ‘solid’ blue as in the pic. But then from a design perspective, in my opinion, there is no continuity of the black that’s in the Ohio Star blocks. So I’m going to remake all my HSTs from black and blue. What is black in the original design will be blue, what’s white will be black.
I tell you I would not ever redo all these 1,416 HSTs if it weren’t for the ease and accuracy of Inklingo templates!
Guess what I’ll be doing today?
And, I’ve figured out how I’m going to use these black & white HSTs for a new quilt project.
’til later, Jillian