A little bit less contrast after the last quilt!
I am starting to feel a bit more confident finding my way around the quilting layer in Electric Quilt.
I have limited number of pretty designs as I am concentrating on getting background fillers into the library, and then I will add more pretty bits later.
Luckily for me I prefer simple fillers unless there is a huge expanse of blank space to be filled, so I am working on the easiest ways to make the filler fit around the pieced and applique design rather than just flow all over it.
I have also set up the layout on the quilting layer to match the pieced and applique layer perfectly. Now I have to keep that in mind when I am working in real quilts, as any fudging with the patchwork will mean I have to fudge again when I get to the quilting!
As the Virtual Quilter I now have to work out how much contrast to have between the fabric and the quilting thread for it to show on computer screens.
I like the grey and cream combination … it is not really easy to see, but then neither is quilting on a real quilt unless it is done in a high contrast thread. What I want to share is the effect of the shadows created by the lines of quilting rather than the stitching, which is what we see when we look at a quilt in real life.
I think the quilting designs above show up better than most photos of while cloth quilts, even those with a much higher level of contrast between thread and fabric. I haven’t used plain white background to cut the glare which we get from the white screen, but I may have gone too far.
If you can’t see these I will have to make the contrast stronger, with lighter fabric or darker thread!
More like this one … the thread didn’t fade, but the fabric did!
Glad that was only a virtual wash!