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Rose blocks (Visual Coloring)

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Camera Canon Canon PowerShot G3
Exposure Time 1/60
F-Stop 2.5

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Color Play for Quilters taught by Joen Wolfrom

Learn how prize-winning quilters and top fabric designers create beautiful color combinations, movement, depth and luminosity through fabric.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Traditional
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(I do realize that my points and corners don't match up very well . . . I really need to work a lot more on precision!)

02/11/2014 Flag

What a beautiful photo image to pull colors and fabrics! Don't worry about sewing techniques in this class. No one is looking! You have done an excellent job of pulling colors for your blocks. I like the way you have changed the color placement a bit within the two blocks.

02/11/2014 Flag

Greetings again---just a couple of extra thoughts: If you were dong a multi-block quilt, do consider using several different fabrics for your bright pink, your background's soft pink, brilliant green, and your dark olive-brown. By using a selection of fabrics for each color, it allows subtle variations and play of light. A variety of fabrics that are similarly colored but vary in intensity, value, and/or tonality will enrich your design. For instance, use the eye-catching green in some blocks, but in other blocks use greens that can be seen elsewhere in the photo that are more muted or have subtle differences. Although light pinks can be difficult to find, see if you can find 3-7 different fabrics within the lightest of the flower's pink palette for the background, This is where a fabric stash comes in handy. Buying 1/4, 1/3, or 1/2 yard pieces gives you more options for playing with your design.

02/11/2014 Flag

One last comment.... Your eye picked out the most brilliant colors within your photo, which you were able to match. Great job in doing that. The next step would be to enhance these two strong colors by pulling out the supporting colors from the photo. They are the ones that can be used for variation and enrichment. By incorporating the full range of greens and pinks, you will expand the beauty of your work. Thanks so much for taking the first step to explore this way of working. You did very well!

02/11/2014 Flag

Thanks for your comments, Joen! I did actually have several of the pinks from the photo picked out at first, and another green, but just felt that the pinks didn't seem comfortable together when represented in the fabrics, even though they look fine together in the photo. I'm not sure exactly why. Anyway, I think I will call this project "good" for now rather than expanding it into a larger project. I've currently started on a larger block using colors from a different photo that I posted on one of your class pages, and I really like how it is going . . . I'll be sure to post photos when it is finished! :)

02/13/2014 Flag