Saturday, May 26, 2012
Rust is a rich red brown
I love this color.... reminds me of burnished copper or a rich warm dark maple syrup produced from the trees here in Wisconsin. Once again, I had to visit the Quilt Shop because I didn't have any fabric other than a small square of print with rust and brown. Went to the red/orange section and this was the one that immediately caught my eye... no decisions required.
I was looking at all my finished blocks and it seems as though most of my made fabric incorporates orange, yellow, turquoise, green and always some purple in light, medium or dark values. Might be that purple is my favorite color. And when I thought of copper and how it ages, I saw verdigris and found some in a piece of batik in my collection.
This block also feels good, just like last week's comfortable Dusty Blue. The backround color is actually a warm buttery yellow and it really works well with the rust.
I'm not sure how I'll finish the top or the direction of the points. I was thinking of making a border with half square triangles using the 12 weekly colors along with a solid. This is where decisions, decisions begins.