Recall that I used this as my model:
And here is the quilt:
The contrast between the blue and the neutral in the sky is more extreme than I want and looks either like mountains or sunrays or an explosion or something. If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't use the neutrals in the sky - I'd stick with a number of shades of blue. But I would still use a patchy background rather than something flat. Actually, there is a blue fabric on the upper righthand side (Stonehenge by Northcott) that I can see using for all of the sky because it has so much texture in it, on its own.
This project contains an uneasy mixture of symbolic (the trees), artsy (the sky), and a stab at realistic (the barn). I don't even know what to call the yard other than weird. The yard needs to be softer where the colors change. I will probably redo it wth softer colors. It wouldn't be hard, at all, because I can really just go with a sort of patchy look like the sky (only this time I wouldn't do such extreme mixes).
And look at THIS!!!
Our snow from the Spring Equinox blizzard is all but gone. I am not sorry to see it go. I'm glad I had a fun project to work on. I absolutely love the fabric for the roof.
Penny, Evelyn and Pearl