Saturday, May 27, 2017

GRADATION PILLOW


My favorite part of quiltmaking is playing with fabrics.  I love to check out how different fabrics interact with their neighbors.  Do they meld together or clash?  Is there color contrast or not?  Does a blue have undertones of green or maybe red?  Are the textures similar or contrasting?  Does an ugly fabric make its neighbor look better or worse?  And, on and on ----
One of my favorite exercises is a gradation of one color using many shades.  In this pillow, I chose 10 different fabrics for each of three colorways.
Shading from dark to light and back to dark again; and checking for texture.
  The fun part for me is to limit myself to only those fabrics in my scrap/stash bins.  It's always a learning experience for me to see what type/color fabric would make a gradation better.  Then, when shopping I try to remember what my stash is needing!

I'm joining the following:
Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday
What a Hoot Quilts for BOMS Away Monday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday
Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday

3 comments:

Teresaquilts said...

never thought it through that far but you are correct, thanks for the vocalized thought process

Kate said...

You did an excellent job on the blending, and the explanation!

Suz J said...

I enjoy seeing how fabrics combine as well, (although less scientifically) it becomes quite a challenge. And great use of scraps! The pillow looks wonderful.