I love these a lot: October Gift and Desert sky, the Urban Landscapes series and the Streets and Rivers Series
I'd like to know what else you would like from this list:
2. orientation: portrait
3. color scheme: some periwinkle blue and rust/cheddar orange with anything else you want
there really isn't a color I don't like
vivid and earthy are my favs, not all dark and no pastel
4. surface treatments
hand and machine quilting. I like when you extend the lines in the image and wander about
5. imagery: abstract, botanical, geometric, atmospheric
I like all of these
6. fused or pieced. no hand applique.
I really want this to be your work so I hope I haven't been too specific.
So that is where we began.
Next I brought out my fabrics in search of the perfect periwinkle blue.
I pulled out everything that could be possibly be considered periwinkle, a very elusive color. I love it myself, so I can understand the eagerness to have it be a feature color in your quilt. I think it tends to look on the gray side until something very contrasting is juxtaposed. To dye periwinkle, a life long goal of mine, one must add a touch of fuchsia to the dye mix which then causes texture to form due to the quick action of the pink vs. the slow action of the blue. So mostly I can't get the solid that I want.
I do want to include some of these textured pieces, and have loads and loads of warm orangey colors to contrast.
From this point I began to design in my head and have several ideas which I will try out today. I'll work on this for a few hours and see how far I get. Stay tuned.
BTW, thanks for all your enthusiastic response. I now have a list of 25 participants. I hope everyone can be patient!