Oh those words frighten me. They seem so vague and non solid. I like words that describe things. But these words can help you with your design work.
Two opposing elements, opposite colors, contrast in value, contrast in direction or contrast in textures.
Try to use all of the above ideas when you are working on your quilting. I do.
In my Star Lilies pattern, green and pink are opposites on the color wheel, so the flowers literally vibrate with excitement.Same idea with Field Poppies, Red, a dark version of pink, and green are two of my favorite color combos for drama and attention grabbing appeal.
I LOVE to use opposing colors on the color wheel. And you should too, because they will make your work vibrant and interesting. This month all fabric, notions and patterns on my website are 20% off.
You can start the new year right with fabulous color or design. Don’t wait to try something new.
Is the visual effect of using similar and related elements.
Because I limited my color choices and used what are called “analogous” colors on the color wheel; blue, aqua and green, colors right next to each other, Duluth Trees has a harmonious feel to it. And because I added a “punch” of bright lime green this quilt pattern glows. It would be perfect in your cabin or friends cabin, or really any room of the house. It has a very elegant modern appeal.
You can buy similar gradation fabrics on my website.
I just dyed a new batch of Blue Sunset and Easter Egg, each would work to make your own version of this quilt in a slightly different but similar color combination.
Because my fabrics are gradated one color to another on the same piece of fabric, they give you so many more choices to work with. Or of course you could just buy the pattern and kit at a 20% discount this month.
Tomorrow Emphasis and Unity.