Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The Fat Lady hasn't Sung Yet

As FiberObsession commented on my last post, I just wasn't going to be content until I did something to the Dresden centers.  I chose this rose/red fabric because it was THE perfect center fabric.  And until I dreamed "what if I put a center button and smaller dot" like I was doing on the corners, I thought this 102" quilt was nearly finished.  That's me...the consummate dreamer.  If it would just end at a dream, life would be easier, or at least faster :-)  It's the constant dreaming that makes me a creative quilter.  It tests limits and boundaries, and constantly pushes me to consider new and different things.  Not entirely bad.  Afterall, there's not really a deadline for this quilt.  

So, I tested a bunch of the green fabrics for the central buttons.  I have decided upon the deep check (2nd picture) for at least half of the larger buttons.  I think I have another dark green print I will use for the others.  
I have the circles just staged, and not yet stitched.  I think that the deep cranberry centers will be a little larger than what is shown.  So what are your thoughts?...Am I nuts, or is this a positive alteration to the design?  Is the green the right color? So many questions and doubts.  Guess time will tell...

5 comments:

Vicki W said...

I love the addition of the centers!

Gramma Quilter said...

Love the centers! I would say it was a good dream!

Cathy said...

I love the green checkered fabric for the center!

LynCC said...

Definitely cool with the green center spots. It really adds to the flower feel of the dresdens

fiberobsession said...

Oh, yes, much better! I really like the green check, too. It gives just the right texture.