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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Cityscape



I tried a few different borders on my cityscape today. I made a bit of zigzag but it didn't look like lightning and it was too busy. It detracted from the city. I also tried orange fire-looking fabric instead of the pinky purple but for some reason it didn't look as good.


Then I got the idea that the city might look bigger if I brought it right out to the border, rather than having it isolated by sky. The two new buildings are not sewn on. I just noticed that the little lean-to on the lelft side has slipped a bit. It should be on top of the grass not at the bottom of it. Maybe it looks a bit to heavy on the right side. Perhaps a shorter building there? Or maybe a taller one on the left? I thought I would let them sit overnight before deciding which I like better. Any opinions?

10 comments:

ForestJane said...

Ohh, I like your idea of making the city touch the edges of the border... makes it look less like a citadel and more like a city. :)

Shelina said...

I really like the idea of making the city go all the way to the border too. I generally follow patterns, so not sure if I can provide any good advice. You could add a truck or a police car or a basketball net to throw in some thought of action.

quiltpixie said...

I love the tall building on the left, gives more of a sense of a piece of the city rather than the "citadel" as forestjane called it :-)

Sandra said...

Yes, I like the city touching the border, but that large check still is too busy for me LOL. My eyes tend to go there instead of looking into the city. I'm enjoying seeing your train of thought in pictures :-)

Nellie Bass Durand said...

It's amazing how the dynamics and the "story" can change with even the slightest change. Taking the buildings to the border no longer makes the city feel isolated and huddled. This set of borders add an active and playful feeling. Whereas the previous one reinforced a drama.

Lois R. said...

Adding more buildings to take it to the border is sheer genius!

Elaine Adair said...

I have always loved the idea of the subjects IN the quilt to slightly overlap the border, giving it the appearance of coming forward. This seems like a possibility on this clever item.

meggie said...

A slightly larger or taller building on the left? Just my thought. But the whole city is so alive somehow. Love it.

teodo said...

I really like the second one..! In my opinion you could shorten a bit the building on the right and the border I like is the smallest.. Enjoy quilting! ciao, ciao.

Lori (A.K.A. Elkhoundmom) said...

I have been away for a few days, so I am just seeing the development of your city. It is fantastic! I love the city extending to the edge of the piece and the inner border before the black and white print, which keeps the black and white print from distracting from the city itself.