Like every thing I design, I always start with yellow and orange. You might just love this crazy color or do I just have issues. Well that's simple I just have issues. That and any time I can get my wife to look at something and just sigh at what I have come up with that helps too.
I have been trying to make more modern designs and as a not so modern person I struggle at it. My design process for this quilt was a little different than most. I wanted to make a on point quilt. So I went though all the blocks in EQ7 (yes it took a while as their are hundreds of them) and I finally settled on about 8 I wanted to play with. One of them was the block here that on its own is not that impressing, but when I filled the full quilt up with them it gave me a million blocks. So being modern, I just can't have a full quilt of the same block so I started removing squares one at a time from the designer (squares, not blocks) this too some time to do. I first went and colored all of the lines gray of the blocks I wanted to make go away. In my finished quilt I wanted the blocks to be solid (not the gray on gray lines) so I went and started making blocks to replace the blocks that had pieces cut out.
So I ended up creating 5 new blocks out of my 1 original block and started replacing them in the design (Yes a lack of bars is not a block per say, its just a piece of fabric). So I have the design done and I invited my son over to help me come up with a name. His first though is I don't like the colors. (yes he is as bad as Tanya, no one understands my vision).
The left one was the last of James color choices its a purple and dark gray on a light gray back ground. I added the border, could not decide if I liked it or not. The first of his color choices was the brown and green on the blue background and the pink and light gray on the obsidian background was his 2nd.
Of course I show the design to Tanya and she hates mine (like she ever likes my choice) she thought the purple one was OK on James choices. None of them was Tanya.
So yes the blocks should have given it away, we will end up with a brown and green quilt on a tan background. The blocks by the way are 12 1/2 square and the borders are 3 inches. It will end up to be a 91 x 108 inch quilt or so EQ7 tells me (well it says 90.853 x 107.823) but the rounding sounds better.