Finally maybe this is going to work after all without taking a week off to think about it. I was busy yesterday making some diamonds for the Williamsburg Beauty to get a better idea of the direction I was going and thank you all for your wonderful helpful ideas. I took down several of the narrow borders that I showed yesterday and like this version better. So Border #1 or Border #2 for the background color of the Diamond border? I haven’t made up my mind but I’m ready to get more diamonds made and get this issue settled!!
These are the Diamonds on background #1 – medium beige – the background well not really be seen that much as the diamonds will be pieced to pieces of it – I just have the strips hung there to get an idea of which color I want.
close up – I have just gotten started making diamonds so there will be more of a mixture of color as I get going.
Border #2 – it is giving the quilt a much lighter look . With either version there will be at least one or three more borders around this still – I might get that paisley brown in there yet – I have no red colors that looked right – and that was a good idea – a kind of rusty red but nothing on the shelf. The colors of the diamonds do show up better using the lighter color background I think.
A close up of this one – is actually a off white with a beige print in it but that doesn’t show up well. I did like the suggestion of adding a rusty color red in here and possibly might add a very narrow – like one inch red between the diamonds and the brown.
A few more big hexies completed and just laying in place – a lot more work to go in Handful of Scraps still.
The Final Frontier was rolled down once again – getting closer and closer to an end!