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This transparency example in the Color Study class from a local quilt store can be illustrative of a mixed dominant palette. The fabric in each corner looks *as if* it were a mix of the yellow fabric and the larger fabric. Each "mixed" hue still retains its identity (red, green, violet, blue), while it harmonizes with the other hues because they have also been "mixed" with yellow.

This transparency example in the Color Study class from a local quilt store can be illustrative of a mixed dominant palette. The fabric in each corner looks *as if* it were a mix of the yellow fabric and the larger fabric. Each "mixed" hue still retains its identity (red, green, violet, blue), while it harmonizes with the other hues because they have also been "mixed" with yellow.

Transparency, Color and Value for Quilters

Transparency, Color and Value for Quilters (Modern Quilt Relish)

Sushi Block found in Quilts du Jour, by Modern Quilt Relish

The Connecticut block, an example of layered transparency. www.christinebarnes.com

The Connecticut block, an example of layered transparency. www.christinebarnes.com

I love the look of layered transparency, the illusion that lighter shapes of see-through color are hovering over or beneath shapes of darker color. For this quilt I paired lighter-value fabrics with darker-value versions of the same or similar colors.

Transparent Squares Quilt Pattern Download

Christine Barnes' latest Facebook cover photo

Christine Barnes' “Transparent Squares” quilt, which will be in the Spring issue of Modern Patchwork:

Red Transparency,1969-1973. Herbert Bayer (1900 – 1985) was an Austrian and American graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental and interior designer, and architect, who was widely recognized as the last living member of the Bauhaus and was instrumental in the development of the Atlantic Richfield Company's corporate art collection until his death in 1985.

Red Herbert Bayer This piece uses transparency in its simplist form, but also makes it fun to look at becasue of the colors.

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I like what artist Christine Barnes did with Marcia Derse fabrics. combined with shot cottons and let the patterned fabrics stand out. This quilt: "Transparent Circles.

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "transparency quilt"

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We saw quilts in so many different categories of styles, colors, and quilting patterns at the Road to California Quilt Show ! Here are some ...

close up, Second Encounter by Shirley Gisi, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 2014 Road to California, photo by Quilt Inspiration

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