Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Help Me Out Here!

Hello Quilters!
I'm just in the process of constructing the mystery blocks from Bonnie Hunter's Allietare Mystery that I mentioned in my last post but I'm not sure that I like the original colour scheme.  Bonnie certainly knows what she's doing and these were the colours that she suggested but I think it's a little too strong for me.  So..... I'm asking you to look at the three options and see if you have a preference.

Above is the original colour scheme.  This is not the finished layout.  The finished quilt will be on point with pieced setting blocks but you can see how the colours are working with the two blocks in the design area.  Do you see where the gold centres appear too large?  This happens with yellow as it's the first colour that your eye will read and therefore yellow takes up more visual space than physical space.  This is Option #1.

Here I've covered up the gold centres with various values of green and blue.   It calms down the overall appearance of the quilt and brings out the diagonals but I'm still not sure.  This is Option #2.

In this one, I've left the gold centres in the star blocks and put the greens and blues in the red centres.  
This is option #3.

I have been playing with this so long that I think I've lost all perspective so I'd appreciate your input here.  Thanks!