Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Color Play

I just finished making the first block for this year's block of the month. I'm making blocks that look three dimensional, and I am getting a kick out of the project. The first block I call "folding arrows." (Show it to a guy. I guarantee he will think the three-dimensional thing is cool.)

I originally designed the block of the month to be on a plum background, but after a few people wrinkled their noses about plum (you need a thick skin in this job to survive all the nose wrinkling), I decided to try it out on different backgrounds. I'm still making mine on plum, but make it your own; other colors look good too. Today I got out the camera and played around to show you.

Let's start with the original plum idea:

And then my post-seeing-nose-wrinkling ideas of green....

.... and cream:

For this block, the cream would have worked better if there had been a purple or plum border around the block. We'll do other blocks later that would work fine with no border.

Purple also works for this block, which is no surprise (but it made the camera think that all the purple is blue):

But blue itself? Doesn't work at all, even though blue is one of my favorite colors:

If you use turquoise, it gets even worse:

Probably someone out there just said, "But I like that!" Well, nose-wrinkle comin' back atch-ya.

And here, full circle, is plum again.

To me, it's easier to breathe with that color behind the block. Ahhhhhhh....

Ready or not, the new year is rolling. Block of the month starts in a few weeks, and it's going to be a fun one this year. Sign up anytime! We have planned a year of fun, prizes, and .... cool blocks!

1 comment:

Mary in H. Va said...

i like the plum best too~