Sunday, September 13, 2015

more soft and hard edges

This week I continued working on the poppy design. The top picture shows my first lay out.


I like it, but the soft/hard edges do not really show. The background fabric is covered with 2 layers of tulle, but still not the effect I need. So I made another layout. This time with a commercial green fabric as background and 1 layer of tule. And indeed the edges dissolve much more. I will have to make some small addition corrections, but it is time to start quilting.


5 comments:

Margaret said...

I'm thinking you might need to make a pair -- or a trio -- of these, Wil. I like the first one for it's 'clarity' (harder edges)...with the exception of a couple of the stems which might be a titch too thick...and I like the second, with the more 'lost' edges...I am wondering what a third would look like. :-)

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

I like the first one more, because of the colour combination. The stems are a bit rigid, maybe they should be a bit softer. The poppies are great.

Beth said...

I like this a lot. I love poppy heads and the way you expressed them.

The Idaho Beauty said...

The change in background really makes for 2 totally different looks. Frankly I like the glow that surrounds the poppies in the top one but if you are going for a better fulfilment of the class assignment, then you have achieved that more closely in the bottom one. Either is lovely.

irene macwilliam said...

I like the top one best. but of course if you are not satisfying the brief than that is a different matter.