Unfortunately the colors are not showing up quite as nice in this photo as they are in real life, but you can get an idea for how the green and blue work with the darker side.
The colors are actually a departure from my usual bright orange, yellow, and flaming red.
When I first thought of this quilt I wanted it to look more subtle with greens, blues, and maybe purple, but to still read lighter than the dark black and gray side.
Now, before I run off to start marking the quilting design, I have a question:
Do you think this quilt needs a border?
My original design did not have a border, but looking at it on the wall, I'm starting to think it needs one.
Thanks to the wonders of a simple computer paint program, I've played with auditioning two borders on the quilt.
Here's a black border, probably measuring around 8" wide:
Or here is a purple border:
Honestly I'm leaning towards the black, which would not be the matte black you see here, but a mottled black batik.
What's really neat is if I did the black border, I could extend the quilting design out into the black, and since it will be stitched in light green and light blue thread, it will contrast nicely.
Hmmm....I'm going to think about this for a few days and come back to it when I'm sure.
If you have a definite opinion on which one looks best: no border, black border, or purple border, definitely share your opinion in the comments section below!
Let's go quilt!