Wednesday, September 26, 2007
because she asked so nicely [edited to add an extra photo ]
this is for tanya
who wanted to know what I had in mind for the corners. Just as well she didn't ask sooner though. I only drafted this bit yesterday.
There's a teeny triangle still to go across the corner in charcoal. The elongated diamond shape in the corner unit is pieced from the two darker jades from the maze section for just that reason - I had only the tiniest amount left of each and this was a way of repeating the colour.
Repetition - whether of shape or colour - is always a good design strategy.
There's still the possibility of using the purple as an outer border outside of the charcoal - which would also take care of the repetition angle - but I'm not sure.
... and I keep saying "the" charcoal but there are actually two of them in there. I was scrimping along with what I had, trying to make it go as far as I needed it too, when my friend Beverley donated some leftovers that are exactly the same shade but a marginally different splotchy print. You can tell them apart in the corner unit but in the small triangles they look the same.
ETA SO - none of you were all that enthused by the proposed corner treatment... which is fair enough. I'd rather have constructive criticism than uncritical adulation [ I think ... let me check with the ego for a sec ... yeah, we're good ]
anyway Bearing in mind that a] I have a deadline with this and b] it DOES have to relate to the vase that was the basis of the original design in some way
c]there are very limited amounts of some of the fabrics left how about something like this then?