One of my favorite shows is "So You Think You Can Dance". It's real dancers (okay, if you ignore the few delusional folks in the beginning) with extraordinary talent. Sometimes everything in a dance works together so perfectly it touches my emotions.
Someone said that picking fabrics is auditioning them.
I was auditioning the "petally" flowers. "Step right up to the stage..."
You're pretty, but you seem to blend in too much with the background.
Looked at other hopefuls. These next ones did make the first cut... enough for me to go to the trouble of cutting them out. But they were told they weren't what we were looking for.
Go red? No, got enough red already... the apples and other flower is red. Medium pink seems to work. I liked the variety of prints in the first choice, but my stash wasn't cooperating with that thought. Buy more? That'd be fun, but nah... it's good enough.
Next up, stems. (Didn't realize we were auditioning stems in the pic above, did you?)
Lighter, or darker? (I'm so glad we live in a digital age.)
Darker it is.
I still wonder about the butterfly. I am not a butterfly person. I wanted something pretty, but a little subtle. Love the fabric. Might be too subtle. I'll stitch more of the block while I mull it over.
I needed thread. The kind I like is 40 minutes across town. Took care of that the other day... along with a few more fabrics - small cuts for $1 each and a few fat quarters.
Marked the background. That wasn't an easy decision as I've read others' cautions about this technique. I did test it carefully first. I like the freedom from the vinyl overlay.
I'm stitching the stems, but that looks to boring to show you. I'll share my progress sometime this weekend.