Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Question...

I need your opinions. There are no wrong answers.

When you see these letters, do you see a word? Is the lady at the beginning a distraction, or do you know what letter she stands for? In other words, is this word readable?

Thank you.

17 comments:

stitchinpenny said...

"it's" always fun to answer your questions. She is a distraction, but if that is the correct word in quotation marks above, than not a whole lot of distraction since that was the first thing I saw when I looked at the post and I wondered what was in store for the next quilt.

suzan almond said...

Yes it's readable but takes a moment to 'get' the apostraphe ! I think the red is distracting and a brown one would be better.

Sandi said...

It's popped out immediately, but then I can read those letter and number challenges almost every time.

Looking forward to the rest of the message.

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

Love the little lady! It took me a second but I can see the "I".

Megan said...

I saw "it's" immediately, Lynne, but I wonder whether that's because I'm only looking at three letters, close up, without any distractions surrounding it and I was told to expect to see a word.

If this word was in a quilt, then it may not be as clear. On the other hand, if the word "it's" is to be included in a sentence or phrase -eg. "It's a long way to Tipperary"! - then that would help viewers see what was intended. Context will make a difference.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

sewyouquilt2 said...

I also saw its as a word. she is a little distracting but I agree with most of the comments above. the apostrophe brown would be better, the context of the quilt would help to see the word its etc.

joe tulips said...

I see it's. Then I thought about the old time calligraphy. The first letter is embellished and all fancy. I'm not sure that is the way to go since I find they can be a distraction!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Knowing how you work, there is a very good reason why the apostrophe is red ... We just don't have enough context yet to "get it" ...

Ditto for the lady as the letter "I" -- in your previous quilts, the ladies have held up their challenges once their phrase/word fits into the grand scheme.

SO- Not a distraction - perhaps more of a mini-puzzle or invitation to look more closely ...

lindaroo said...

Distraction: yes, because I had to infer the "I" after reading the other letters, and at first she read as an "O." Then I had to go back and inspect the lady. Not unreadable, though.

Rebecca said...

I saw the word because you told me it was there.... If its part of a sentence I might see it right away.

Michelle said...

I think if the word was part of a phrase I'd see it. By itself, I needed you to tell me that it was a word for me to look for that first letter. What if you outlined the lady in a very very narrow border of red?

Terri said...

"It's" is readable.
Hugs

Nancy said...

I think she is a distraction. Maybe if the background were a darker color but IT’S hard for me to see the word for me

Cherie in St Louis said...

At a quick glance it appears to be an "O" but then looking closer, it apparent it is an "i" since "ot's" doesn't mean anything. You didn't ask but I love the red apostrophe ;-)

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I saw the word because you said it was there. The apostrophe helped. I like the lady, but she's distracting.

sophie said...

To me, it's clear (pun intended) on it's own, but whether it would be in the finished quilt and whether to not she will become a distraction will depend on the context and what the rest of the fabrics/letters surrounding it.

MrsB said...

It's not a distraction at all.
I suppose you are wedded to the neutral background? I think that saucy lady would stand out even more if the fabric she was pieced into had a little more contrast.

Looking forward to seeing where this goes.