Saturday, June 29, 2013

High or Low?

When I started to collect fabrics for this quilt, I had something of a "let's see what happens" attitude. My goal with the quilt is for it to "sparkle," and my theory was that a lot of contrast in the quilt would do that.

So, is this block high contrast, or low contrast?


I think the star almost disappears, but there's still plenty of contrast in the fabrics themselves. Same with this one:


Cute, eh? High contrast or low, they're sure fun! 5 down, 20 to go.

10 comments:

  1. The blue star does disappear a little, but it is because of the white patches in the blue print. This bothers some people, but not me. The star looks as though it is twinkling. I really like this block. The second block is not extremely high contrast, but if I stand back a bit from the monitor screen, the contrast is more apparent. Don't know if this translates to the "in person" block. Another nice star.

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    1. Good point about the white patches, Mary Ellen. I like the idea that the star "twinkles!"

      I'm starting to think that balancing the final layout is going to be an interesting challenge!

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  2. Good point about the white patches, Mary Ellen. I like the idea that the star "twinkles!"

    I'm starting to think that balancing the final layout is going to be an interesting challenge!

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  3. I think these both work well, it is so good to see such a variety of fabrics, I only have the local market that sells fabric near me and it is either floral or dots I have told myself no more flowers and hope they start to get different fabrics.

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    1. Thanks, Margaret. I gather you have not yet ventured into the wonderful world of online fabric shopping. It can be a blessing and a curse!

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  4. Your fabric choices really do make your stars sparkle!!

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    1. Thanks very much, Rachael! I'm hoping I'm on the right track. :)

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  5. The fabric is great. I especially like the blue star. It's going to be interesting to see it when together.

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    1. Thanks, Jillian, I really like the blue one too. For some reason it makes me laugh. I have been thinking that "ebullient" is a good word for it. Especially since the name of the fabric is Bubble Flowers. :D


      Ok, I know that's a stretch unless you're a wiseacre language nut like me, but I can't bring myself to delete it.

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    2. Another language nut here. Ebullient is good. Insouciant also comes to mind.

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