My scheme is as follows... all bird bodies are a brown/tan, the wings and under-wing parts are two shades of a color and the 5 tail feathers are the same two colors plus a lighter brown/tan than the bird body. The flowers are whatever goes with the bird color. These are two of the set of 6 I have so far...
I have two blocks with blue as the bird color, one with red, one with purple, one with teal and one with orange. This block's bird will be dark purple. My quandry right now is what color to make the flowers. They have three outer petals of one color and two inner petals of another and a center - which could be green now that I look at it. The berries will be a darkish burgundy to match the intensity of the dark purple and dark brown I am using for the wings and bodies respectively. Neither the pink and blue or the pink and yellow combo is grabbing me... and I am not sure the pink goes with the deep red either, although it does go with the purples and lightens things up a bit. I think I like the yellow inner petals, but maybe I need a totally different color for the outer petals? Something of a medium value, that coordinates with the yellow/gold and deep red and purple. Back to the color wheel! Any suggestions? And should the green be a schootch darker?
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With the colours you have there, I would do the petals of the flowers in different shades of yellow/gold. Picture a pansy with purple and yellow. And I think purple and yellow are across from each other on the colour wheel. You fabric choices for your blocks are lovely. I just picked up my block 7 and started back in on it.ReplyDelete
I have thought about doing this one and after seeing your color choices I think I'm liking it more. Very beautiful. I'll be watching you progress. I'm following so I can not forgetReplyDelete
Sweet! Very Pennsylvania Dutch! Glad you've picked this up again!ReplyDelete
I love Erin's BOM. I am currently trying to finish mine as well. I know the feeling about getting a little behind and then never catching up. I can't wait to see more of your progress. Keep sharing!ReplyDelete
These are beautiful!ReplyDelete