Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thursday's Thoughts - Color

We all see colors a little differently.  Wikipedia has an excellent definition of color.  Part of the definition includes the next photo and description. Image and information is copied and pasted from Wikipedia.

from Wikipedia
"The upper disk and the lower disk have exactly the same objective color, and are in identical gray surroundings; based on context differences, humans perceive the squares as having different reflectances, and may interpret the colors as different color categories; see same color illusion." from Wikipedia.

What it means to me in respect to quilts is that the colors of the borders we choose for a particular block or quilt top really do make a difference in how the final quilt appears.

Remember I see quilts everywhere.  I really see inspiration for quilts everywhere. 

Look at yesterday's Wordless Wednesday's glasses of water.  Here are two photos to show you the differences of the backgrounds. It is the same glass and the same fruit, but it is placed on a different quilt.  

Which one is more appealing to you?  

I prefer the blue background.

We all see colors differently.

This is the same pattern and it is quilted the same.  See how the colors change the look of the quilt.

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Look for inspiration everywhere for your quilts!



Belinda said...

I agree on the blue quilt. And on the second quilts, I like the first one. :)
I've been trying to figure out how I can make a quilt using a picture of the beach as inspiration. I'm still pondering it.....quilts everywhere!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I agree. I've probably missed out on some great patterns because I couldn't see past the color choices the made. Sometimes the lack of contrast is so bad, you can't even find the pattern, it all runs together. One person's opinion, only. We all see something different, depending on our preferences.

Heather said...

Great post & a great reminder to not only look for quilts in everything but the beauty in everything- or at least that's what I got from this! :)

Miss Hillbilly said...

I liked the blue one too! I may not be the best designer and struggle with it...but the color part I really really enjoy. I love seeing what difference a color can make. I think that is why I want to do Lone Star quilts so much. Just to play with the color in them.