Saturday, March 22, 2014

Black & White Crayons

 I've been wanting to make a Black and White Crayons quilt for a while, and really wanted to divide it in half somehow so I could use the whites on black and the blacks on white. I never could work it out in my head.

Lying in bed the other night, the solution came to me just before I fell to sleep. I couldn't believe the solution was so simple. Arrange the black and white side by side, cut some letters in half and make them straddle the edge! My plan would look like this, although the shapes of the letters would be different.

Last night as I got out my BW fabrics I wondered... Should I make the quilt high contrast, like in my drawing, or low contrast?  Only one way to tell. Throw fabric bits up on the design board and take a look.

Here's the "low contrast" version, with the "white" BW on the white side and the "black" ones on the black side.

 This is the "high contrast" version. It's pretty clear to me that this one is a lot better.

As long as we're on the subject, here are my new glasses:


Jean said...

Great idea, this quilt will be stunning!

Rebecca said...

I know that "low contrast" is a bit of a buzz right now...but I still go for the bright sharp definition of lines and color.
So do you sleep with a notebook by the bed? With or without color pencils? lol

Quiltdivajulie said...

FABULOUS glasses!!!!

This version of your crayons series is going to be awesome!

Terri said...

You are not looking through rose colored glasses...
As soon as I read divide it in half, I thought diagonally, and then leave an overlap in the middle that was every color! I tend to make a lot of work for myself.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a cool idea... definitely love the higher contrast version!

Megan said...

Love the glasses.

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