Thursday, March 4, 2010

Batik Beauty Black Background

Talk about alliteration. I got stumped on what background I was going to use behind the paper pieced points on my Batik Beauty. So I went to the local quilt shop to audition various backgrounds. I fully intended to get a light background, but I came away with this beautiful and rich almost black background.

I'm all set to stitch this beauty together when I get back in 2 weeks.

8 comments:

Karen said...

It's perfect - I love how the colours jump off the black. I did a Maritime Beauty alternating the background in adjoining sections between black and cream and it was a really dramatic effact - as yours will be too. Went to post a link to a picture on my gallery so you could see it, but I guess I took it off the website at the last update. If you're interested let me know and I'll have a look for a picture to show you.
You made a great choice for your background - I am excited to see it all come together.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Gail, Your dark background is lovely and I am sure it will look fantastic when it is all together. Have a safe and happy trip. Hugs judy

Dolores said...

Gorgeous. Black (or at least a dark) always seems to set the other colours in the best light.

Joanne said...

It is going to be wonderful! Good to step out of the box. Giving me some ideas! ♥

dp said...

Its beautiful Gail. How smart... where are you going?

Michelle said...

It is going to be beautiful, I just know, and I can't wait to see it. be blessed, Michelle

Anonymous said...

The choice of the black background will be striking. Great way to show off those beautiful batiks. Can't wait to see it completed. Have a good time in Florida. Will check back in a few weeks to get an update. Lucy

Wendy said...

Great color choice. Don't you love when that happens? You come home with a new energy for the project because it has taken you in a direction you never expected to go. Looking forward to the finished product. Enjoy your trip. Sounds lovely!