I know, I know. I'll work on a title. But it's hard to do when you're in the middle of the process and don't know what it will look like complete. I started with a long skinny design. You can see the shapes below.
I knew that I wanted to play with a rainbow of color so I cut each piece out of eight different solid fabrics. They're luscious Michael Miller Couture Cotton solids. They have a nice high thread count and are my favorite solids to work with.
I then took the 8 pieces and gradated each column. Since I used eight fabrics, I ended up with eight columns of color. Now, I have to decide how to arrange the columns. Here are some possibilities and my thoughts on them:
Right now I am leaning towards either the top or bottom picture. I haven't decided yet. I'm going to work on appliqueing down all the pieces and then play some more!