Three Steps Forward

After completing the background of my abstract quilt, I was ready to tackle the primary motif.  I used my sketch as the idea.

It all Started with a Beautiful Fabric. Ellen Lindner,

Next, I had to choose colors.  I thought some red might be dynamic.

Taking Inspiration from the Starting Fabric. Ellen Lindner,

 I used photo editing software to audition several different color options.

Three Steps Forward. Ellen Lindner,

I wanted to play up the red (above) but the yellow provided so much contrast that I decided I needed to work with it in my planned focal point.  Maybe this:

Three Steps Forward. Ellen Lindner,

Or maybe I should drop the red altogether.

Three Steps Forward. Ellen Lindner,

I decided to forge ahead with this arrangement.

Three Steps Forward. Ellen Lindner,

Which meant auditioning red and yellow fabrics.

And eventually I got this.

Three Steps Forward. Ellen Lindner,

Hmm.  I liked it but it didn’t have the drama I expected.  Did the shapes need to be wider? More experimentation would be needed.

Ellen Lindner


4 Responses to Three Steps Forward

  1. Marianne January 20, 2018 at 8:01 am #

    J’aime vraiment votre démarche et je trouve le résultat très bon dans photoshop, peut être si je peux me permettre, l’intensité des tissus de couleur jaune et rouge est moins forte que dans l’édituer de photo !

  2. Lif Strand January 20, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

    What a cliff-hanger! Can’t wait to see what the experimentation yields!

  3. janet January 21, 2018 at 11:48 am #

    I am really enjoying following your thought processes and trials & errors, and it’s helpful to see.

    • Ellen Lindner January 22, 2018 at 11:47 pm #

      I’m glad you’re enjoying it, Janet.

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