I've started my week by printing a batch of patterns for a couple of in-coming orders. Sometimes, while I'm printing and collating, my eye catches on an older pattern of mine and I think,"Geez, that's really pretty." Case in point: my BASKET OF BLUEBONNETS pattern.
This was a fun design because instead of repeating the same quilt block over and over, I alternated a few different blocks (all with Texas names) to create a sweet little quilt. Here's a detail shot that shows the simple but elegant checkerboard border, plus the different "bluebonnet" blocks:
While I was printing it today, I got to wondering what the design would look like in other colors....in pinks and greens? lavenders and greens? orangey-golds and dark greens? how bout deep reds and greens? Oooooh, and while we're at it, how about stitching it smaller, on 24 ct. Congress Cloth, using a finer thread (like Wildflowers and #8 pearl cottons - or maybe even stranded silks, like Waterlilies.)
I get excited about all the potential combinations I can envision for my designs, and wish I could stop whatever I'm doing and start stitching a new color combination. But reality intrudes, I think about ALL the other projects I have lined up to stitch, new projects just waiting to be finished and revealed to the stitchy world.... and I sigh and get back to printing....