As a novice photographer, I have discovered that some of my favorite captured images have both an interesting foreground and background. Over the last several months I have been playing with the same concept in quilting and am anxious to see where other people take it.
In March I would like my Bee Mates (#beesewcial on IG) and any other interested folks (#inspiredbybeesewcial on IG) to make the equivalent of two 12×12 inch blocks (loosely defined as I am good with wonky shapes and strange sizes) exploring the idea of layers (components that appear to be in the foreground and components that appear to be in the background) in your block design using the colors of this peeling paint image by Richman as a guide. There are several ways to do this and you are welcome to look at my feed on IG to see what I have done but honestly I am most interested to see where YOU take it. Please bring at least two “layers” to your design but you may add more. For consistency in a quilt, I ask that you use specific colors in the foreground and others in the background. With the Kona Color Card as a guide and following the Richman picture:
Background: (Turquoise/Blues) Cyan, Breakers, Capri, Robin Egg or similar with or without traces of black
Foreground/Middleground: (Oranges/Greys/White) School Bus, Carrot, Flame, Ash, Medium Grey or similar and traces of Papaya, White
If you choose a Medium layer/layers use the foreground colors leaving the blues and turquoise colors only for the “back”
Note: If you have studied Albers, you will know that the cool blues will “want” to read background and the warm oranges foreground. Color choices themselves help us define layers. Because of this I am setting the color layer choices opposite of what they physically are on the picture.
Feel Free to check my Pinterest Board for image ideas that inspire me:Pinterest: Discover and save creative ideas
Don’t forget to tag your makes with the #beesewcial tag for my bee mates and #inspiredbybeesewcial for anyone else who wants to play along