I think I am in love. I wanted the quilt to look like marsala from afar. Like if you forgot your glasses and needed to squint. Of if you were mixing up paint.
It does a little redder here in natural light -- than I had intended. Not sure how successfully I made marsala? This picture was taken in the middle of a windstorm - I think I might have even spied a snowflake. I will try to take more without all the weird, gray shadows and wrinkles.
I am amazed at how closely this resembles my design. Being able to try out designs ahead of time has completely changed my style. Although it never turns out exactly the same -- it gives me the confidence to undertake large projects.
Up next is the quilting. I am thinking maybe dense, straight, lines in marsala thread?