Yes, I have been working on the Tarts, but often the work I am doing seems like no progress rather than actually work.
I started out with this drawing for the last block, presumably for the space in the lower left hand corner. I found a drawing as inspiration and once I had that crutch to get me started, I took it off in my own direction. I kept thinking about a tea kettle I once knew in Austria.
Once I had a drawing I liked, I had to pick fabric which turned out to be much harder than I thought. I think I have said before that there just aren’t enough colors for me. I thought a pinky-orange would look good, but couldn’t find he appropriate shade in my fabrics, so I tried others. As Lorraine Torrence says “make visual decisions visually.”
I started with a green as background even though I really thought the pinky-orange would be better.
The green is okay, but the kettle color isn’t quite right.
Moving on and trying other colors. Finally tried a pinky-orange I had. It wasn’t quite right with the reds near it.
Still not right, though I liked the purply-pink background better.
The orange is a little too brown!
I am no longer having fun.
Will this torment ever end?
A bit closer???
Finally, I decided on the purply-pink hand-dye with space alien lime green. It was okay at the bottom of the quilt, though I kept thinking that the thermos-like block might be better at the bottom. I changes a lot, but I am trying it out.