|Fuji blue morning glory is my favorite of all time due to the colors and it's long lasting blooms|
I really like the clean look of a rich blue and white design in this flower. Seeing it this morning was a reminder how much I do like this plant but it hasn't done very well this year. I hope I have enough seed to start it again next year.
Yesterday Keith and I took a trip to Joann's Fabrics in Greenbelt, Maryland and he bought me a few more blue patterned fabrics to work into the blue and white project, by bed time I had completed 12 plate blocks. We had a deluge of 2.20 inches of rain fall on our garden last night! During which I tried out some new PVA material "Wash n Gone" that melts away in water to cut and turn over some circles for the center of each "plate" it works like a dream saving a lot of hard handy work turning and stitching by hand these parts. Still I have a dilemma to solve. I have centers to match the plates or center's to match the background fabric and I can't decide which is better. I was leaning towards the matched plate and center circle but this morning I am looking at the background match and thinking it is more like Great Grandmother Cassell's quilt my inspiration.
|center circle matches background|
|center circle smaller and matching the plate color|
|dark plate with dark center|
When you see them all on the design wall you get a better sense of the feeling. It seems to integrate better when the center of the plate matches the background than when it matches the plate. I am curious what my readers think? Match the background or match the plate? Leave a comment and help me decide. Now it's time to get back to work on my plates, only 18 more to go...
Proof in the rain gauge we got a lot of rain this morning from that tropical depression that visited Mississippi valley last week!