I decided to continue working on Silver Fern project making 12”x12” quilt for Monthly Art Project (MAP).
I had to use different fabrics now because I only used some leftover scraps for 6”x6” quilt. This time I worked differently and made the leaf first then decided to add some more background fabrics to extend it to the required size.
This is what I made:
I left it on an ironing board and when I walked late in the evening in a twilight I could only see one half of the leaf, the one with dark background and light colored leaves. Something was wrong!
In the morning I took a photo and used a simple trick making the photo just black and white:
Yes! That’s the proof that in quilts contrast, value of the color is more important than the color itself. I ripped the leaf apart and only kept the upper side, for the lower side I used two different fabrics. Here is the result:
Just to double check I used the same trick:
It looks good in this position as well: