Recently I have been seeing black, literally a lot of black quilts or just black backgrounds and I love it. The first black quilt I saw is from Denyse Schmidt's new book which by the way is fabulous and then I saw on Katy's blog a swoon block with black background and was rather taken by that too.
|Denyse Schmidt quilt from 'Traditional Inspiration'|
|Rothko - Light red over black - 1957|
So I back to the brainwave. When I got home that brainwave would not let go and so I went from a whole day sitting in front of the computer back in front of the next computer and designed this quilt with EQ7 (slowly but surely I get the hang of this SO not intuitive software).
I have quite a lovely collection of gorgeous Oakshotts reds at home that have been glamoring to be made into something beautiful. I have worked with Oakshotts for over two years now and regular readers will know that they really are my favorite fabrics. I have used 'Cranberry' in this and this quilt and it firmly remains the best red that is out there (in my humble opinion).
I conversed with Michael from Oakshott and he advised me expertly on a few more reds and i added the oh so lush black and voila my stash bundle for Comet is completed.
The coloures from left to right are: Black, Ischia, Cranberry, Oxblood, COTT 74 and COTT 73 just in case you would like to know.
Here are a few alternative designs I played with:
I am going to call it 'Comet' as it sort of reminds of a comet or burning planet in the universe and I can't wait to start this and am so looking forward to the quilting !
Told you I had big plans.....