Monday, November 23, 2009

The Magic of Fabric Placement

At first glance, these two quilts look like they are made from two different patterns... ...however, they're both the Disappearing Nine-Patch pattern, just with different placement of the fabrics. In the first one, the solids were left as squares and the print fabric was cut into rectangles and vice versa in the second one. In the first, your eye is drawn to the squares, while in the second one, your eye sees the pinwheel. Cool, huh?
These will be Christmas presents for two of my step-grandchildren...I'll show the other two in a later post...

8 comments:

Jackie said...

So true about block and color placement. It really can make a difference in what your eyes see. These are just lovely and I am sure that they will love them!

karenfae said...

the kids should be pleased with their quilts they look like quilts that most kids would like for sure!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nanci said...

Amazing how different they look! I am sure they will be cherished!

Zoey said...

I am always amazed at what a difference color placement makes. You showed a fine example.

Barb said...

Amazing to look at, the change in the block arrangement would make a person think *two* different patterns for sure. Just goes to show what a difference color arrangement can do! These quilts will be loved, and rightly so! Happy Thanksgiving!

Rene' said...

Beautiful quilts!! Love how they are the same but different. I just got a disappearing nine patch pattern and hope to try it in the new year.

Millie said...

I love both the quilts. You have made so many quilts that I have on my list of quilts I like to make...the disappearing 9 patch is one of them.

Sharon said...

Man! Those disappearing 9-patches really cool!!