Sunday, June 7, 2009

Black and White and Grayscale



Well, the Katie Z's survived their night of carousing without having to pull out their picture ID's and without even getting all that drunk. I guess they're growing up.

Me, I'm being indecisive. While they were out drinking I cut out sample pieces of black and striped fabric and pinned them to the background fabrics. I like the striped better - it's more interesting - but the black clearly shows up better; it's really obvious when you change the picture to grayscale.

Now I'm thinking about using both fabrics; black for the rectangles, gray for circles and a long barrow indicating an earlier settlement. Feel uneasy about the compromise. I do have a tendency to make quilts that look good from a foot away and dissolve into a no-contrast blur from six feet away. Is using the striped fabric going to do that to this piece?

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  1. YOU SEEM TO BE INDECISIVE ABOUT THE STRIPED E;EMENTS. I'M WONDERING IF YOU REDUCE THE SCALE OF THE STRIPED ELEMENTS IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE CIRCLES, IT MIGHT PROVIDE THE COHESIVENESSS THAT SEEMS TO BE MISSING, I WOULD REDUJCE THE SIZE OF THE STRIKPED ELEM EN TS BY ATG LEASTG ALF. MJUST A THOUGHT

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  2. But the circles are only 1 to 3 inches in diameter now! Won't 1/2" circles be even more prone to vanishing than 1" circles?

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  3. i'm not saying reduce the circles, i'm sayying reduce the stripes r increase the circles. whatever i'm sorry you've misunderstppd it clearly says reduce the size of the striped elements sorry

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