|New York Beauty blocks on point|
Now the fabrics include blues and even some yellows and purples. I think it looks much better but perhaps it just looks more contemporary. Popular colors change over the years as well as the pattern printed on them. Many of my older fabrics have a mottled background - lighter and darker shades of whatever color they used. Current fabrics tend to have solid backgrounds. My older reds are almost neon while the newer ones are happier and more clear. (Can you call red "soft"?)
Most of the multicolored fabrics have colors of similar value. After much consideration, I added a light fabric printed with large white, pink and red roses. Very pretty but a strong value change within one small piece. Then I made a big mistake: I centered one of the roses in the middle of the template. Do you see it below?
|New York Beauty with "centered" rose in the background.|
|New York Beauty with large multicolored rose fabric cut off center.|
|Betsy Ross house|
|Christ Church, Philadelphia|
|Wineglass pulpit, Christ Church, Philadelphia|
|Models of postal worker uniforms in the Free Franklin Post Office|
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