Sunday, May 2, 2010

Purple Brad continues

I got started on this late last night.......now I need your help. Lots of it!!!!!

I am very, very, very undecided where to go with the fabrics for this. I usually am very good with this part of quiltmaking but this time I am stuck.

So I need your advice! Please be honest....it will help me out.

When I got the idea for this quilt a year plus ago, I was at the copy shop playing around with enlarging images. I noticed how interesting it looked when different part of the image where just scattered on top of each other.....


So I made more copies and arranged them until I was happy.



Then I squared it up to 24 inches.



Now I am stuck.......I have my collection of purple solids. But I am thinking I should mix in purple prints to give it more texture and life. What do you think????

Also, I am toying with the idea of assigning breaking down the orginal image into a certain number of values, then assigning each section/value a specific fabric. That way I can unify the whole image in the same way it currently is using the grayscale. So the individual sections would bend more into a united whole.

Now your feedback please!!! Should I stitck to just solids or mix the two of them together?????

Do you think the idea of assigning values to the original picture would work??


Looking forward to hearing from you!!

kathy


9 comments:

Mrs Moen said...

I think adding some prints will add texture to the picture, and yes, I do believe assigning different values will work very well.
I love your idea by the way.-)

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I think some play time is being called for! those are hard call so make until still you start playing.
I love all the layers of photos, this could be quite fantastic!
my initial thought is, solids, with very small prints...

WoolenSails said...

I will enjoy seeing how you end up working the colors on this.
I would stick with smaller prints too and maybe larger prints on the outer sides.

Debbie

What Comes Next? said...

this is going to be fabulous! My thought would also be to keep it to smaller prints and reads like solid fabrics. I like the idea of assigning value to the different parts, but not necessarily the exact same fabric? But, like V says, I think it's going to require some playtime to actually see how it works together. I can't wait to see your progress.

9patchnurse said...

Sorry tootsie, you are MY go-to girl for advice. I don't think I can help much. It is going to be great, I trust you. I do like the suggestions of small prints. I have some small purple prints if you need any, :)

Nellie's Needles said...

What a wonderful concept! Assigning values to a bunch of fabrics, both plain and print, would be a good place to begin. Then as has already been said, start "playing". You'll never know until you see it.

I look forward to seeing your progression through this multi-faceted portrait.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Great idea to use the multiple photos. You are going to have something quite wonderful when it's done.

Kathy said...

ok, I am going to try mixing the prints and solids together.....and see what happens. Thanks for all your help and will take lots of photos as I go long!

Melinda Cornish said...

I cant wait to see it finished!