Wow! I can't believe that this is my 200th post! I'm still enjoying the blog, and look forward to many more.
Last night I started Mystery in a Corner by Gay Ann Rogers. This piece uses two colors of metallics. I'm using silver and dark burgundy. I will likely play with the order of these colors depending on how they look in a given area, but I simply couldn't decide which color should be used first in the center. Instead, I stitched the center half one way and half the other, knowing that I'd be taking out whichever half didn't call to me. See how the bottom metallics are opposite those on the top?
Then, through the wonders of technology*, I created an entire center one way and then the other.
Both DH and I like the version with the silver in the inner most ring (on the left, below). It's a bit brighter than the alternative. I'm working on more of the borders tonight and then will be ripping out the darker half of the center square.
*To manipulate the image, I used GIMP for Windows, an open source (i.e. FREE!) application that will do everything that Photoshop will (or at least everything I need it to do!).