Today was a beautiful day. I wish I could have been outside but instead I had to play catch up in the quilt and blog world. At least I was communing with nature in a quilting way. Soon I’ll have hydrangeas blooming again. Blooms are sure to give me color inspiration for the project.
In part one of the series I used a photo to create a map of my motifs. In part two I have begun the coding process for all the pieces. I’m not even half way there but it’s a good start. Looking at the floral petal pieces gets a little confusing. As I am numbering the pattern, I’m also assigning a level of lightest to darkest for each petal and leaf. Looking back and forth from photo to pattern and back to pattern is making my head spin. Also there are pattern parts that I drew in, that are not part of the original photo. I’m assigning light and dark levels to those pieces by making an educated guess.
I have several hours of work ahead in numbering and coding the rest of the floral groups. When it’s complete, I’ll copy all the information onto a vinyl overlay. I’ll use the overlay to place all the individual petals and leaves together.
After the pattern making process is complete I’ll think about color variations. I don’t necessarily have to go with pink . I have photos of my garden in all growth stages so I could decide on a more multicolored late summer palette.
Whatever I decide I’m sure it will be pretty.
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