I worked through the exercises and ended up with a fairly simple, but boring design
I wanted to include a circle (something I definitely need practise with).
Still boring. Yes it's simple but I want to enjoy the process as well. More drawing & doodling & thinking.
My final design (I think) is this:
Yes, it's simple but it includes lines, circles, places where I can play with blending colours together and practice the techniques from the basic sampler.
OK next step was to choose the colours. So many choices, I love most colours and was originally looking at the design seeds site for inspiration. Designs seeds can be found here: http://design-seeds.com/
In the end I decided to look at what I had & came up with these (2 ply wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills) 2 greens for the background stripes, 3 pinky colours for the flowers and black (from Australian Tapestry Workshop) for the flower centres. I'm hoping the black will provide that bit of "pop"