Thursday, December 22, 2011

Which Quilt Candidate Do You Support?

Quilt Candidate #1
Last month I made several small quilt tops at Art Quilt Tahoe. The little quilt composition you see here was created on release paper. Our next step is to remove the composition from the paper and audition it on different framing fabrics like the yellow fabric above.
Quilt Candidate #2
We have several framing fabric candidates to choose from. (Although I call them candidates, thankfully, they have no political affiliation.) But I would like you to vote for one.
Quilt Candidate #3
The color of the framing fabric can really change a composition. It brings out different colors. It changes the tone or feel of a piece.
Quilt Candidate #4
All of these framing fabric candidates are batiks. The patterning of a batik fabric also affects the look of the quilt. Surface patterns may enhance or overwhelm the design.
Quilt Candidate #5
I have the advantage of seeing these background fabrics in person, but which background fabric would you choose to frame this composition? Which candidate do you wish to represent your composition? State you framing colors! Join the party and vote today!

56 comments:

Jennifer said...

My 4yo son and I both vote for #3.

Marie Spadaro said...

#5, because the color works with the yellow flowers in the quilt top and unifies the piece.

Susan said...

It's a toss up between #2 and #4 for me!

Jen said...

I love the way 3 makes the colors appear even brighter. #3 is my favorite.

Gene Black said...

I would like to do a write-in vote. I think this would look great on some of your hand dyed fabric. Can we see candidates like:
Embers
Degas Blue
Italian Prune
Black Orchid
and
Chocolate Squash
pretty please???

Of these, I suppose I like #4 the best, but I think the texture distracts the eye from the picture.

Hannele said...

Candidate #3 is also my favorite. It makes the colours pop up :)

Julie Bagamary said...

It's a close race with Candidates #2 & #3 rising to the top however Candidate #3 wins by a slight margin.

Sheryl S. said...

I think #1 is the most interesting. I like the way the blue background plays off the yellow.

Edie said...

#3 in a landslide! The juxtaposition of mood and color just wows me.

edie

saraz said...

Oh I like #5! It unifies everything but brings out the color without distracting from the main image. The blues look bluer etc.

Sequana said...

My vote goes to #3 because of the high contrast.

Happy Holidays while I'm at it!

Keep up the good work in 2012.

Maggie Szafranski said...

They all have their special talents, but I am thinking that #2 has the best visual impact!

carrie said...

Yellow! It brings the whole thing to life.

BJ said...

I like number 3...it makes the picture pop out and say "hi there!" Cheers.

Margaret said...

I like #3 best for the cool contrast of the purples, which enhances the work. If you're going to add embroidery (as I'm pretty sure you will), you need this contrast. The piece gets lost in the greens and yellows, and #2 is so busy you'd lost the embroidery too. :-)

JustCallMeElle said...

I vote for #3 because of the complementary coloring to the rest of composition. The rest of them sort of absorb the composition rather than highlight it. :-)

Sue said...

On my screen, #2 is the most complementary, with #4 a second choice.

Suztats said...

I vote for #5! with #1 in second place. Boring, maybe, but I felt that these backgrounds allowed the design to sing, whereas some of the others fought with the design. Just IMHO.
Merry Christmas!

Exuberant Color said...

I kept going back to #2 every time but #4 is OK too. I might have tried an apricot/orangey backgroung but you may have already done that and saw it didn't work.

krisgray said...

At first I thought I would like #3 but there's too much contrast - the background is too strong, if that makes sense. I like the yellows in #1 and #5. They keep the warmth and cheerfulness of the flowers without being distracting like #2 and #4.

Lynn said...

I like #1 because it allows the appliqued center to shine.

Jill said...

#2 gets my vote.

Jane said...

I vote for number 1.
Jane

Joan said...

#1 works for me. the others seem to distract with their pattern or the bottom of the composition disappears.

Jennifer said...

I like the contrast of 3 that makes the design pop. However, I do not like the pattern in the batik - I think it competes with the design.

I say back to the drawing board, finding a different violet that isn't so busy.

gill said...

I like #1 - I like the way it brings the bluey background forwards!

donaleen said...

I vote for #3

Carol said...

I vote for #!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

I like the movement of the purple one, and I'm not that big of a purple fan. It goes with the movement of the flower... #3. I think maybe #5... no, I mean yes, #3! Yikes!

Marybeth said...

I cast my ballot for #3 and I will wear a "I Voted" sticker all day!!

ylrbmk said...

#3 for sure!

Maya said...

I vote for #3 too!

Sandra Scott Textile Artist said...

I vote for number 2!

Nancy said...

Must vote for #1. I really like the way the design feels on that background.

Edith Bieri said...

I Would choose no. 1

Elaine said...

I vote for #3. I like the way the purple brings out your picture.

Robbie said...

I like the #3 combination

PennyJH said...
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PennyJH said...

#3 - purple, yellow's complementary color, and analogous to pink unify and really brings the design forward - as they say, it makes it "POP"!! :-)

Sujana said...

Number 3 looks the best!

Kath said...

# 3 makes the yellow stand out nicely.

Maggie said...

I thought I liked #1 or #5 best but then #3 became my favorite. It really pops. I like that the background fabric shows off the outline of the art instead of having the art fade into the background. So my vote goes to #3!!

Charae said...

I like #1. No I mean #3. Hold on, maybe #1? No I'm going to say #3. Yep, that's it! Candidate #1!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

#3 for me! :O)

Midge said...

# 2 and # 3 call my name! But if I have ... to ... vote... for...one...... IT IS #3... I love the contrast which makes the focus piece stand out wonderfully.

soren2go said...

I vote for #4. Tried not to over-think the choice.

sanann said...

I like #3 the best. As soon as I saw it...it made me smile and feel better. Sandi

Bev said...

I like #1 the best.

Estie said...

I vote for #3!

Nancy said...

My vote is for #1, with a close runner up of minority candidate #5. Both seem to enhance the design the best to my eye.

You are so right... what a difference each background makes.

Amy said...

#3 for sure!

judi said...

#3 first, #1 second vote.
The different backgrounds did change the design. amazing! Thanks for sharing!
<3 judi

Kristin said...

My vote is either 1 or 3.

Renate said...

If this were my quilt, I'd chose #3. You are correct. The background really makes a different. #3 draw your attention to the focus of the piece.

Debbie said...

#1, it's the lightest and brightest and I think that's what it needs.

creativedawn said...

I think that your first choice is always the best! This is the case here as well...I would choose #1


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