Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I learn something new every day!

Wow - I DID get "in your face" graphics! The 'effect' of a Kaleidoscope is not so apparent, probably because my colors are so bright and NOT blending. And I can see you SHOULD have an odd number (above) with 3 x 3 blocks.

I DID want a larger quilt, so I made a fourth row, thereby upsetting the "odd" number possibility - 3 x 4. You can see the difference. A fifth row would make it too large. But I still LOVE it. I will add a narrow inner border, then a CALM outer border. It's great fun to see how the colors affect one another, isn't it?

(Promise to myself: One day, some day, I will make a calm and serene quilt.)

Lessons learned: 1) This would be a GREAT wall hanging, where the optical illusion would be apparent; 2) use blending colors; 3) be sure to use an odd numbers of blocks, both horizontally, and vertically.

20 comments:

Candace said...

It's completely wonderful. I have to give it a try.

Jodie said...

I like it! Jodie

Carol E. said...

It is gorgeous!! Calm and serene would have been boring ; this one is wild, crazy, and FUN.

sMC said...

wow is there no end to your creativity.

Sharon said...

This is a great quilt! I love that it's bright and a little wild! I don't know that I'd put too calm of a border on it. And how about some of that stripe for an inner border??

Karen said...

Elaine, wow, you've got those huge propellors going now that there are several blocks. Just think if you added more! As you say, it would make a wonderful wall quilt.

Julie said...

Wow, great graphics. I'm playing with it, too.

Joyce said...

I love the optical illusion and I think it's better not blended. I agree that you shouldn't go too calm on the borders. Keep it wild and crazy!

mamaspark said...

Calm?? Where's the fun in that?? I love it just like it is. I think it would be great in Halloween colors!

dot said...

Very nice. A serene quilt, might be boring. I enjoy your quilts.

Marilyn said...

Oh, Elaine, I absolutely love it. I agree with those above. Keep the wild coming!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is very arty Elaine. Its such a visual quilt with multidimentional patterns. I think you should put it in a quilt show.

Anne Ida said...

Love the effect of these blocks! You're right that they should come in odd numbers, but I really like the 3 x 4 as well! Thank you for sharing!

Purple Pam said...

What a great quilt! I like the 3x3 design, but I also like the 3x4 design. You get another design element where the triangles in the corners of each block come together. That is super! You are so good! Pat yourself on the back. By the way, what's going on with your curved pieced project?

LindaL said...

I like it very much!!
Linda

Exuberant Color said...

If you want to see calm and serene look at the ones on my blog. I like your UNcalm look. Why don't you put on wider borders on the top and bottom, narrower on sides and you will have your rectangular quilt. You could use a section of strip border with your leftover (I assume you have some) strip piecing.

Ann said...

What a fun quilt! My eyes keep moving around and seeing it in different ways each time.

swooze said...

I love it!

Katie said...

Really love it and I won't want the colors any different. This has been on my to-do list for so long. So glad you did it for me to see. "S"

jovaliquilts said...

Oh, this is so much fun! And I don't think you need odd numbers -- in the big quilt I see propellers, and I see bowling pins scattered by bowling balls, and ... well ... I guess we all see different things. Looks great! You've really made me want to make one.