I made a lot of progress on the first stage of my Batik Challenge quilt. Half my flock of flying geese is finished. Now, I truly love the color orange, and I think the pinks and raspberry colors I chose to go along with my oranges really shine, and it made me very happy to pair the fabrics together to make my flying geese. However, I think perhaps this color scheme may have been a mistake. These colors are so bright, there is really nowhere for your eyes to rest!
This morning I added some of the block centers to my design wall, thinking more of the background would tone down the bright geese, but I think it made things worse. Oh boy, I hope this isn't going to end up wadded in the back of the closet! I do think the dark raspberry striped border fabric will wrap this up and tone it down, giving your eyes a place to rest. I sure hope I don't burn too many of your corneas before I get to that point!
Come back again next week to see if this gets any better, or if it's a lost cause....
On a happier note, I was the winner of the monthly drawing for finishing my Simply Sophisticated blocks for January. Thanks so much to Kimberly at the Fat Quarter Shop for spurring us on to finish the blocks by offering a wonderful incentive. There are so many gorgeous new things in her web store, I don't know how I will ever chose!