I have a dilemma. No, it doesn’t hurt, but it’s annoying.
I have now cut all the squares to make up the side and corner panel for Cloths of Heaven. I’m happy with the mix of jewelled and dark colours, and now that the press-cut-press-cut-press-cut agony is over, it’s time to start sewing once again. Here’s where the dilemma comes in.
The original concept for the quilt was that the colours for the side and corner panels would be mixed, jumbled, random and otherwise haphazard. There’s a pin on my Pinterest board for this quilt which contains all these colours and more, co-existing in beautiful but random harmony, hence the original idea. I knew I’d have trouble with true random because of my compulsive eye not allowing certain colour adjacencies. What I didn’t envisage was that while I was setting out the squares, my subconscious would take over, enter into a conspiracy with my hand, and give me a totally different idea for the side panels altogether. And I’m pretty sure I like it more!
What do you think? Below is random (as far as I’m capable of random!), and above is the other idea. It radiates. I really like the idea of a glow surrounding the central panel. I think the corner squares will remain muted in blues and greens, but if I go with this route, I’ll widen the glow effect so it reaches nearly the full length of the panel.
Here’s how both options would look against the centre panel: radiant at the top, random at the bottom:
What do you think? Is it better radiant or random? I don’t promise to follow the consensus, but I’m interested to know how the options strike you. Have your say!