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depth-luster exercise

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1st try

Created in this Craftsy class

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 Home Decor
Style Whimsical
Seri on

I really like this one. Amazing how much difference the color makes

10/20/2012 Flag

Yes, I was surprised. I started with the yellow background just to see how it would look... didn't like it much and in the past would have just randomly tried other things. Using the color tool was a great way to get an idea about what colors would look good together.

10/20/2012 Flag

How funny...I really like your 1st try colors so much better! I think that yellow background is oddly appealing and way more interesting than the green. Beautiful work on both of them though! Neat design and nice pointy points! (:

10/20/2012 Flag

thanks for commenting, I'm having fun with Joen's lessons-- it's alway fun to learn more about color.

10/20/2012 Flag

The warmth of your orange-red really brings those star point forward. Nice use of fabric. If you had wanted your background to sit back a bit farther, you would have used a green that was softer and grayer than the bluish star points. The green fabric used in your background really creates drama. It works well because the bluish star points are darker in value and give visual strength. Good job. It looks very striking.

10/20/2012 Flag

Hi Seri, Thanks SO much for doing these two blocks. I really appreciate it. Do you mind if I make a couple of comments and suggestions here? The background in this block is softer and grayer than your 2nd block. Therefore, it does not have the dramatic outcome. In this, the star points are the primary focus and the background supports them. Just a thought: If you feel this block is not as visually successful as you would like it to be, it may be because the three colors are not natural partners. The golden color and the orange-red may not be content with one another. If they were in an analogous blend, then they would be happy together. Here, they are both vying for our attention. A beautiful partner with your orange-red star points could be a soft aqua blue. They are natural complements and work well together. When you are using only three hues, it really helps to work in a limited analogous range, complementary, triadic, or monochromatic. There should be some natural relationship between the colors if you are looking for optimum beauty. I hope this makes sense. Thanks so much for sharing, as we all learn more about color while doing these activities. Joen.

10/20/2012 Flag

The gold veining in the fabric is cool... were you inspired to use that after seeing Joen's fabric with the gold in it?

10/26/2012 Flag

I was attracted to the fabric because of the light patches in it (was using the back)... then turned it over and liked the gold bits too. :-)

10/26/2012 Flag