Wednesday, March 12, 2014

More White?








So why do you think - do I need more white? More green? More navy? The colours are actually a little lighter and brighter than they appear here and I'm generally happy with how things are coming together but as I lay them out together for the first time today I'm not quite sure about the balance and contrast. I'm guessing I may be about a quarter of the way through making flowers for my Fresh Fields quilt so there's plenty of room for changes and adjustment.

What would you do? Please share......



37 comments:

DeborahGun said...

Its looking beautiful Karen. I personally would put a bit more navy in just for contrast :-)

Giga said...

A może więcej kwiatków z ciemnymi środkami, chociaż mnie się i tak bardzo podoba. Pozdrawiam.
Or maybe more flowers with dark agents, and though I like it so much. Yours.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thank youorah Deb…yes, maybe that is all it really needs, even some more of the blueberry fabrics which are mostly white or light blue with a peppering of navy berries.

riddleandwhimsy said...

I think a bit more navy as well!

Jo said...

Colours look great

Erin said...

A bit more of contrast, whether its the navy, green or yellow check any could work

Patchwork and Play said...

I wouldn't be going for too much navy- I think it will weigh it down. Maybe more grey?

DeniseinVA said...

It is beautiful! I like it just the way it is.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Maybe you’re right about the grey PnP, and keep the navy as an accent colour as I had first intended.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thanks Denise, I do like the serene tones - you may be right!

junacreationsuk.blogspot.co.uk said...

This is beautiful, so fresh and clean looking, a real summer quilt.
I would add a little more white. Gorgeous!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

When I first saw the flowers together that’s what I thought too, more white will let them breathe a little more. Lots to think about….

Kels said...

It looks beautiful. I think you could keep the colors as they are if you wanted. A couple more white/grey/low-volume flowers could be nice and add some light vintage-y feel. But like I said, it's beautiful.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thanks Kels, I’m trying to keep it fresh and serene - low-volume/white will do it best I think. It’s interesting to see a variety of suggestions coming in. I guess there's really no right or wrong answer.

*Cornelia* said...

I like it but when you ask for color and i look closer I would say there is a lot of blue, and really less yellow and green

Roan said...

It's beautiful as is, but maybe just a tad more navy to balance it out.

geanina said...

very beatiful! like it!:)

Erin Quinn said...

Wow. This is gorgeous. I would just keep going as you are. It's so fresh and bright, I love it.
E xx

Tina in Boston said...

I really love the balance you are going with here. It is so pretty. I have a hexies quilt on my bucket list. Am looking forward to your finish!

Chris Matsche said...

Beautiful colors, maybe a little more white.

Erica Sta said...

Looks perfect for my feelings, fresh and pretty colours.

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the momma said...

Oh, it's looking fabulous!! I would probably add a little more green, and a tiny bit more navy. Also maybe a little more white background/darker print (like your flower that has the bicycle center)

It really is lovely. It makes me sigh happy.

ann said...

This is really beautiful. I might add more navy.

Connie said...

Beautiful colors and arrangement . . . it looks like a sea of flowers. Sew Pretty :)
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh wow, how pretty! Hmmm, Perhaps a bit more of the navy in other areas rather than just the centers. And a bit more of that gold-yellow color and gray-ecru color. It's so fun playing with quilt blocks, isn't it? A couple of things you can do... Stand back from your quilt block layout and squint your eyes. That helps you to see how you might need to rearrange colors. Another tip that a friend gave me a long time ago was to take a picture and turn it into a black and white shot. Take a look at the piece without the color, just with the light and dark of the pieces. Can't wait to see your finished project.

Joyful said...

Beautiful as it is ;-)

Gina said...

this is so gorgeous and i have enjoyed seeing the progress you have made!! it looks as though aqua is your predominant color. i would add more green so there is less green than aqua but more green than the white/grey and just a dash of navy. you are so good with color!!!

L E Antwis said...

It really is beautiful so far!
As for what else to add.....I have found that some contrast does add a certain something! but I guess it depends on what sort of look you are after. Linda

Leanne Parsons said...

It's beautiful! I like the colours as they are. The navy really pops, but I don't think you need more of anything. As long as the navy is evenly distributed in the end I think it will work great.

Lisa Gordon said...

I really love this just the way it is, Karen.
The colors are so fresh and cheerful.

Linda R said...

I Love it just the way it is. But I am the worst at knowing these things. Can't wait to see what you do.

Hugs~

Marsha Cooper said...

I like how your hexagons are all matching. Mine are just scrappy.
Are you going to sew all of these flowers together?

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Those are so pretty! I love how fresh the colours are, a smidge more navy would be great but keep it as an accent.

Elise Lea said...

I love what you have so far! My suggestion would be to not add too much solid navy. I think adding a few more of the white with navy accents will give it that balance you are looking for without taking away from the softness of the quilt.

PS. I love the fussy cut centers, they are just gorgeous!

genie said...

I think I would like to see a few more dark blues and some of the green. Your quilt is really taking shape. So pretty.

Joy D said...

I agree with the commenter that said too much navy would weigh it down. I like that it is just the centers sprinkled in. A little more white would be nice, but I especially like the fabrics with the little navy flowers and the blue or white backgrounds. I like them better as the petals and not the centers. I think a few more of the green centers sprinkled in would be nice as well. Good luck...can't wait to see the finished project!

Jeanne said...

I think your colors are just perfect as they are. My mom did a similar quilt years ago, and she did a white border, which I really love. It seemed to really enhance the central quilt. beautiful work!

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