Monday, January 6, 2014

Virtual design - Need your opinion please

I'm playing with luminosity.  One way to achieve luminosity is to use a dark "grille" between the viewer and the illuminated background. 

Before I invest in expensive fabric, I'm experimenting in EQ7.  I know I want to use Kaffe Fasset fabrics for their rich colors, and the print in yesterday's stash report will establish the warm, vibrant color palette. I can use a black batik for the dark foreground.  For quickly testing the effect, I'm using a simple Churn Dash block and sashing.

Which effect do you like better: all one print, or many different prints? Are many prints too busy? About 16 were used in 25 blocks.
Luminous effect, one print

Luminous effect, many different prints
 
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
 
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday; check out everyone's creativity over there.


13 comments:

  1. There is more light in the sample with many different prints. My eye traveled over this quilt easier then the one with one print. And I LOVE Kaffe Fasset fabric!

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  2. I vote for the second colorway. The variety adds sparkle.

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  3. Definitely the sccond option. The colors really sparkle behind that grid!

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  4. I like the second option too. I agree with comment 2 and 3- the fabrics do sparkle.

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  5. Like those above, I'd go with many different prints. It reminds me of stained glass and I love how it pops.

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  6. Definitely the second with many prints!!! A large variety of prints adds so much interest to the eye and gives the light more areas to bounce off of in different angles :)

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  7. The mixed prints look way more interesting. The single print quilt looks "flat" in comparison.
    Cheers

    Linda

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  8. I like the mixed prints! It seems to pop better.

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  9. The second print arrangement looks better/clearer to me. The colors are muddy in the first one to me.
    Juliana (julianaellington@gmail.com)

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  10. The second quilt has more movement and interest.

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  11. I agree with everyone else that the second quilt with many prints is definitely more interesting.

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  12. I too, have worked a lot to put luminosity in my quilts. I actually succeeded with some Kaffe fabrics for Quiltmaker's Scrap Squad. The only pictures I've posted are here http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/2013/12/qm-scrap-squad-kaffe-is-star-struck/ if the link works.

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  13. Looks like I am the lone ranger. I like the first example much better.

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