One thing I'd been meaning to do all summer was start on a new English paper piecing wall hanging, but as I spent every morning in front of the computer working, I couldn't justify taking time away from my children in the afternoon to do it (and the evenings have been dominated by hand-quilting my daughter's birthday gift...that's still ongoing). So now my children are back at school and I have had an afternoon to play around with some potential patterns.
This is the design I've come up with. What do you think? Is it okay, or is the chequerboardish bit behind the rose too busy?
I'd initially been thinking of doing the design in greens, pinks and golds....
But I'm wondering whether creams, golds and a little bit of duck egg might be nicer and blend together more harmoniously.
Or maybe just gold (this photo sparkles a bit more as it was taken on a different day. When there was sun).
I would love your input. If you're finding it difficult to visualise how those black and white line drawings end up as a wall hanging, these are the last two that I've made using that process. This one is made from Oakshott rubies and hangs in our dining room.
While this one now lives at my parents' house.
I would so appreciate your input on both the design and colours. A new EPP project feels like the perfect thing now that September has begun. My children's holidays ended this week and my son returned to primary school, while my daughter went off for her first year at secondary school. I tried to write a post about the oddness of the latter, but I'm not sure my thoughts are in an ordered place quite yet. Maybe next week.
Wishing you a lovely weekend,