Monday 25 February 2019

HOYH: Settled On My Heartfelt Centre

This is my heartfelt centre in the soft beige color scheme. I love it, it's really speaking to me. 
Originally I had my heart set on a true monochromatic scheme of greys but when my selected fabrics arrived, there were a lot of muted browns throughout the range which were nice and subtle, but too low contrast for me. Immediately I realized that this wasn't going to be a true monochromatic after all, that I would have to introduce some extra shades and make the grey work as a complimentary rather than a shaded scheme and you know what? That's fine. I always say that a plan is a good idea.. but I let the quilt guide me. And Hold Onto Your Heart is really calling the shots here.
My first 'background' fabric selection was this subtle yellow check. It's a soft yellow that calls out the very slight yellow shading in the grey print above. This grey floral is my contrast fabric in the quilt and I love how the yellow enhanced it so gently. I knew the quilt would shimmer and keep the eye moving with this kind of colour balance. I purchased enough for the whole quilt background and then some, I was set.

Or so I thought.
Look at this grey toned muted floral, isn't it a dream?

With my spotted grunge in the Heartfelt Centre, the fabric tones shifted just a bit .. and I now feel that this floral is a better match for the quilt background than the yellow.. which now feels a bit boring.
Yes, it's another fabric change. But what else is new? I know better than to fight the quilt, it will have it's way with my fabric selections, I just have to learn to listen. 

 And this is my back. 
Now it's time for me to head on over to the Group and get inspired by all the lovely centres coming together over there.

 'Hold Onto Your Heart' is a paid BOM 
It's a breathtaking quilt full of meaningful symbols and beauty. The floral border is a triumph which offers an additional  pieced option - making it versatile for all skill levels. Perfect for lovers and enthusiasts of applique. 

You can start this BOM today! 
Be sure to visit my Online Quilt Group on Facebook where progress images are being shown all the time. It's a massive inspiration and I warn you, it's addictive!

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