Friday, April 22, 2011

The Camera Sees Better Than The Eye

I've been playing around with layouts for a string quilt I'm working on.  I have an odd number of rows down, so I may have to just cut one row in half and put the halves on the top and the bottom in order for some of the layouts to look better distributed. It doesn't matter for the zigzag layout in the first photo, but I'd probably do it for any of the other three.

I've shown these photos in their small size for a reason. It's amazing how much more obvious the patterns are in a small shot like this than in person on my design wall.

I still have a few layouts I may try... stay tuned.

8 comments:

Cathy said...

Amazing just how different a look you can get! I like the third one I think!

Needled Mom said...

They look great. There are a lot of strings there!!!!

karenfae said...

wow - I love them all.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

wackywoman said...

Oh that's brilliant. Thank you!

Mary-Frances said...

I love the zigzag setting...brilliant!

free indeed said...

Those look great! I especially like the 4th layout...will have to save a pic of that one when I need an idea to use up my strings.
Was just sorting my scrap bin this morning...it'll take me forever! But I do have an unaccountable amount of strings and that's AFTER making two large string quilts!

Vivian said...

You're absolutely right that these small-sized photos do a wonderful job of letting us just see the designs. You smart cookie! Such a great idea.
With all the scraps I have here and there in my house, I should get my act together and start making string quilt after string quilt.

Madalene Murphy said...

Love the fourth design, although you might want to use up some more fabric and make another row to add to the top. But it's good as is--and the trip around the world is pretty interesting as well.