Monday, November 23, 2015

Making Visual Choices

Similar Colors Associate

Because they are reds, all the reds in this quilt connect and form a ribbon.

If some of the reds become greens, the greens connect and disassociate themselves from the reds. They make a strong pinwheel in the center of the quilt.

This time there are four ribbons - blue, purple, red and green. Each ribbon is made from a variety of similar colors. The pinwheel at the center is no longer as strong as it once was.

The lesson is simple - birds of a feather flock together. Similar colors have a strong attraction to one another. They tend to associate and form a unified whole.

You can use this tendency to associate and control the shapes of the design in your quilts.


On a slightly different but related note - I made the middle one.

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