Tuesday, June 14, 2022

An Optical Illusion

At a time when so much evil exists, we have to take good care of love.
~from Seaside Hotel

Quilting


Haha. It worked pretty well. All except the outer round. Each round is narrower than the previous but I thought the last round would be too small so I repeated the size of the penultimate round. Mistake. Not terrible, but it loses some of the effect.


With much grumbling, I found just enough of that green to create a smaller round. Do you see the difference the new final row makes? All the greens curve inward instead of having the final round seem to curve outward {although it doesn't.}



The discards are set aside for a future play date. There's no more of the green center string so I'll have to get creative. 

Reading


Interfaith minister Barbara Becker who volunteers with hospice and helped her parents through their final days, wrote about "living with the end in mind." Recognizing we will all die can help us live our lives more fully and remain connected to our loved ones. It's a thoughtful book that I found worthwhile. 

Enjoy the day, Ann

22 comments:

  1. That piece is amazing!! You manipulated the colors beautifully to achieve that illusion effect. Beautiful work hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose. It took a while and I was nervous.

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  2. Very cool illusion. Your fix of the final round worked well, worth the extra effort.

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  3. Oh, that's a fun one! What a difference that last round made after you grumbled and changed it.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. I hated to redo it but didn't like the first result. It's good to know it worked.

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  4. Brilliant piece of illusion, just amazing Ann. Going with replacing the outer round has made such a difference.

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    1. Thanks, Maureen. It was disheartening to start but a better finish.

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  5. Yes, so interesting to see that the addition of that last round makes the pattern so much more striking! You are always so good at catching things like that in your quilts. That extra effort that takes the entire effort up just a notch or two.:)

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    1. You make so many changes to your quilts, Audrey. I always admire how you listen to each step and adjust as necessary.

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  6. That is very interesting. Congratulations. I don't think I could have done it.

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    1. Thanks, Pamela. It's just some easy math.

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  7. wow, how did you think of that! It is pretty amazing

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    1. I'll write about it. But it's some old ideas and a nudge from Sarah. I'm still looking for a photo of hers; she just gave a general plan.

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  8. This is a really eye-catching quilt. Nice work!

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  9. Such a cool effect. I liked the first option but definitely see how the skinnier outer border enhances the illusion of depth. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Mel. Sarah's suggestion hit at the right time.

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  10. It was worth the extra work to get to a place you were happy with. The overall effect is very clever and I like the rich colours too.

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    1. I can't believe I reworked a scrap quilt but it looks better to me. Now I'll have to find a place to put those leftovers.
      I bounce between thinking it's rich and thinking it's too dark for a baby. But I like the boldness, too.

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