Saturday, November 21, 2015

Making Visual Choices

Similar Shapes Associate

The circles in this illustration, because they are all the same shape, form a bond with each other. They seem to form a V shape.

Similarly the squares form an upside down V.

What at first is just a collection of circles and squares takes on larger structures because our minds associate similar things with each other.

The result is to give a certain amount of unity to the design.

If you find a quilt getting cluttered or confusing, you might want to try giving it structure and unity by using similar shapes to pull it together.

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