I wanted to play with some color variations to find some other interesting fabric choices for this design. This is how my design looked in EQ7 when I first started:
The first change I made was to take out the dark contrast and make all of the contrasts light:
Or, I could do the opposite, and make all of the contrast pieces dark:
My sample was made from batiks that looked mostly solid. What if I used prints instead? I was afraid that it might get too busy so I limited it to one color, and used only lights for the contrast. This image is so small, the prints don’t show up much, but you get the idea:
But that didn’t seem too bad, so I added the dark contrast back in to see how that looked:
That looks good too! For one last variation, I really changed things up and did a 2-color in a horizontal block layout. If I made this one, I might leave off the 7th column, and make it 6 columns wide:
I think those are a few more options that might work well for this pattern. Does that spark any ideas for you?