Monday, April 21, 2008

Red wedge, center circle, and the wheel so far....


I resisted putting pink in the fabrics of this piece because I didn't want it to look to Valentine-like, but I did go ahead and work in some pink in the beads and tiny flowers. There ended up being a whole lot more green on here than there is red on the green block, mostly because I have a lot of shades of green in perle cotton and only a few in red. I do know that strawberry blossoms are white, but since there is no white allowed on the colored blocks, these are pink.

The center circle is black, white, and shades of grey. The two prints are from men's ties that I've collected from thrift stores. It was really fun looking for buttons for this block, as I have many many buttons in black, white, and grey.

And here's the wheel as it is so far. I've done some embellishment to the center block, but the blue and orange are still bare.

7 comments:

WIPPYSPLACE said...

OOOOOOOO love the center piece and the nekked orange piece...I just got some black and white to play with for another project..THAT is half the fun--looking for goodies! have fun with the remaining pieces...any idea yet what you will do? Pillow? wall hanging? *~*CAROLE*~*

Anonymous said...

What a stunning piece your gonna have when this is complete! It"s just gorgeous!1 Debbie (Maine)

NormaH said...

Janet, this is going to be scrumptuous when completed. Love everything you've done so far!

Lori said...

Wow! what a very beautiful Color wheel! I love all the bright, vibrant colors! What a great idea! I am sure this wheel will come in handy for years to come! Great idea! Janet and all of your seam treatments are to die for!!
Lori

Wendy said...

Oh Janet, your wheel is beautiful! I cannot wait until you finish this one.

Maddie Can Fly said...

Love the strawberry vine. This is going to be so cool when it's done.

Dee in MN said...

Janet, I think your color wheel color study is GORGEOUS! What beautiful fabric and embellishments! I can hardly wait to see it finished.
Dee in MN ddpal52@yahoo.com