While I am waiting for my background fabric to arrive from the US, I have been giving a lot of thought to the colours I want to use for the appliqué on 'Auntie Green'.
One of the reasons I want to make this quilt is that our main bedroom is having a bit of a makeover; we have just bought a very comfortable, huge brass bed and I have ordered some lovely Chinoiserie fabric to make new curtains.
This is Pillemont Toile by Sanderson (DPEMPI203)
I have a nice selection of fabrics that I have collected over many years and I try to top them up when I can! I very rarely buy more than a fat 1/8th or 1/4 which is a perfect size for appliqué.
I added some yellow green next, again trying to pull tints and tones as well as pure colour
At the moment I think I will use shades of the green for the bias stems etc to calm everything down. Our eyes are naturally drawn to pure colour, they are like the prima ballerinas shouting "look at me" I think you need some of the more duller shades to allow them to shine and to give your eye a place to rest.
After all of my experiments with different forms of machine appliqué, I have decided to go back to my old favourite needleturn! I spent so long on the prep for the other methods that I think this will probably be just as quick!