Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Final sketch edit and choosing fabrics

I decided to enlarge the one wind turbine and did another cut and paste. I wanted to make sure that I changed things up from the original photo.

cutandpaste

This is what I came up with. I still have those kissing blades, but I will deal with that when I block out the quilt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a ton of fabric, but have suffered from buying small pieces of fabric in the past. So the background pieces that I am debating about are only fat quarters which makes the quilt about 12 by 20. Here are the 2 different backgrounds I am debating about. The one is a batik and the other is a fossil fern. The fossil fern gives a background in motion (from the wind turbines?) more so than the batik does. I like both of them. One thing I can certainly do is cut out the turbines and see how they look against both backgrounds.

What do you think?

 

 

 

I paired some lighter fabrics with the fossil fern that I thought might work for the turbines and blades. I would need to use small amounts of some others to get the shading just right.

 

 

 

 

Linking to Off the Wall Fridays.

Thanks for reading.

Chris

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Thinking….

Yes I do that once in a while. Now I am leaning toward doing the wind turbines and have been playing with it. Sometimes it helps to post it on my blog so I can see all the sketches lined up in a row. For some reason I can see issues more clearly on the computer screen.

My original crop and sketch.

windturbinescropped   Oct_CS_sketch1

My modified sketch after E’s comments.

Oct_CS_original modified

Now those two blades that come together could be an issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I decided to crop the original photo to include the wind turbine with the blade that E did not like. Here is the new crop and I did a series of sketches with and without horizon lines. The first 2 are without an horizon. One has a light background and one has a dark one.

Oct_CS_no horizon

Oct_CS_no horizon dark

Now for different horizons…one low, one high.

Oct_CS_low horizon

Oct_CS_high horizon

So more to ponder. At least now I can see them all together to make a decision on where to go with this. Please chime in if you want.

Edit added:

I literally cut and pasted some of the sketches together to get this arrangement. I think this one might have potential with a little tweaking. I have to walk away from this for a few days.

Thanks for reading.

Chris