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Small scale tone on tone prints

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Angio on

Thanks for your comment. I need all the help I can get!

11/03/2012 Flag

First, I love that purple animal print - any chance you know where I can get some? Second, I think using the yellow print as a sashing doesn't have as significant a graphic impact because the values are too similar. Which would be ok if you wanted less of a visual separation. Otherwise I might go more towards an ivory or light pink, or the other way to a solid black or deep purple.

11/06/2012 Flag

Thanks for the suggestion. I agree with you. The animal print on the bottom is gray, it does look purple in this photo. Sorry about that. If you are interested in it, I bought it at a store in Webster Groves, MO called Fabric Nosherie. They have a website you can order from. I will check the manufacturer next time I am in there if that will help you.

11/06/2012 Flag

I think it is interesting to see that a palette of fabrics that "go together" (even a line of fabrics designed to coordinate), don't necessarily behave well when we stitch them up. I recently completed a queen sized quilt that suffers from this kind of figure-ground confusion. It was an expensive design lesson! I like all of the prints you used, and I think they make a more successful block where you used solids or tone-on-tones to separate the prints.

10/14/2013 Flag

What a great example of how fabrics may "match" but if there isn't sufficient contrast, you end up with figure ground problems.

01/08/2016 Flag