First Date by Jennifer Riefenberg

First Date is the first of a new series of charted designs that I am creating. These are more of the sampler-style of designs but I wish to convey visual interest and a uniqueness in each that relates to its title. In First Date, I use an analogous color harmony (teal, blue, violet, pink – aka light red) in a, hopefully, welcoming and free-spirited way. The threads include overdyed cottons and silks and just a bit of sparkle. I have designed the value groupings in the piece to keep the viewer interested and to generate a sense of movement. I wanted to capture the excitement, giddiness, uncertainty, openness of navigating a “First Date.”