Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Red, White and Blue is Calling Me
I've started LE with colours that I really like and think are working well together. But something inside me keeps pushing me toward doing another LE (at the same time, mind you NUTS!) in the theme of red, white and blue. I KNOW. I wrote in only a post or two ago that I'm trying to break out of the red, white and blue colour scheme ghetto, but geez, I do love a patriotic quilt. And after seeing so many beautiful renditions of this quilt in the making in a magical array of colour schemes, I'm thinking LE would be absolutely stunning in R,W and B. I have an enormous amount of patriotic themed fabric in my stash as well that I could subtly introduce. Nothing garish however or over the top, just an eagle motif here or a star placed strategically there. And I could maybe throw in a bit of gold when a pop of colour is needed.....
Damn! I really want to do this but I'm fighting it. It's been in my brain for the past week and doesn't seem to want to leave. What's the deal with me? Was I Betsy Ross in a previous life? (for my non-American friends, Betsy Ross was the woman attributed with sewing the first American flag).
I have to decide soon if:
1) I forget this idea and just continue on with the colours I planned to use. They are beautiful colours and I'm certain it will turn out well.
2) Forgo the original colour scheme altogether that I already started on and begin work on the R,W and B one instead.
3) Actually attempt both until I loose my mind. AAAaaaaahhhhhh!