09 April 2022

Working to a colour scheme

I am failing this challenge at the first hurdle!  I had my inspiration photo of an iconic Manchester pub ready to go.  I love the way the yellow-green of the exterior tiles is matched with a bright, true green on the door and the very pale shade on the upper floor.  I started collecting shirts - pulling everything I had in any shade of green.  

Hmm, not enough of the more yellow-y tones.  So I did a quick trawl for some additional options and bought this, online.
It arrived this week and it is a lovely shirt.  A really lovely shirt.  But also not an all inclined to co-operate with me.  So I will not, this time, be making the pub-inspired quilt I planned.  I shall be making the quilt this shirt wants me to make.  More, if you are interested, over on my blog.


Janie said...

This is a good post about the reality of design. It is an adventure, and you’re right, often you don’t know exactly where you’re going. In the design process we get, or have, the main idea of course, but often the ‘main idea’ insists on having its own way!

audrey said...

I keep thinking about this challenge, but seem to be struggling with finding a worthy picture. lol Never thought this challenge could be so difficult just in the getting started!