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depth? luminosity? failed luminosity

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Color Play for Quilters taught by Joen Wolfrom

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Classic, Traditional
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Our quilt guild was working on a star a month from the Quilter's Cache website. Not one for subtlety, I chose, red, black and white for my colors, with black being my primary variant in "shades' with just 3 reds This class is challenging me to think about using more variety's of colors. I saw some questions about using blacks, so I though I'd include these as some good choices and some poor choices for achieving luminosity. I think the first photo with the several blocks has one really good block, the block on the bottom left. The placement of the 4 fabrics really makes this block pop. However, the photo with the single block really does not pop. I think this block would have been much improved if I had switched the black and white fabric with the white fabric. I don't know if these can really be called monochromatic... I almost always work in very pure tones. I have to start trying to use shades of color for contrast rather than just contrasting the colors themselves.

12/23/2013 Flag

I really like your bottom left block. It's stunning! I think the right block is very bright. To make it more visually pleasing, really do consider using several different reds in the star. I think I might have broken up the center square in some way, so that I could add a bit of black in that center area. I think that would help balance the colors a bit better. The red hues could be darker--in the maroons, or bluer, or warmer. But I think you are right with your assessment, there is just too much of the same read. I think the black/white fabric would be fine, if something else was going on in the red star. You might even figure out how you can make some interesting center-square small pieces and add a bit of white to it. Let me know what you think. Joen

01/10/2014 Flag