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Thank you J. Whitham.
Posted about 5 years ago.
this is fabulous. x
Thank you for your lovely comment Carol Lynn. I've done these for years. My father always did one for each of us on Valentines day; although when I look at the ones he did they were never as elaborate as mine have become.
Posted about 6 years ago.
Oh, thank you both for your comments. I'm not sure I have enough memory on the computer these designs are on to do the table cloth. I think I'll have to transfer it to my new one.
Posted over 6 years ago.
I have to agree with inscribed_here about half drop and half brick; although neither looks terrible. Because two of the designs are similar in their density; while the other two are almost opposite, in that one has a very open space in it and the other has the heads of the "kissing" couple, the overall design seemed most balanced in basic repeat. When I get it up for sale I will be glad to put it in any repaet that is desired. For the contest, because of the size of the repeat, you could only really see one repeat in a fat quarter anyway; and I actually sized it down so the whole pattern would show.
Victoria, while in general I would agree that a lovely design such as this could only be improved by displaying in a half-drop or half-brick repeat, I think this particular design would need some tweaking to make that work well. As the design stands it has a quite balanced appearance in the basic repeat. When viewed in half-drop etc it brings the top left and bottom right quarters side by side and as they have a similar feel the overall design loses some of it's visual appeal.<p><p>
I think the tablecloth idea is marvelous and I can't wait to see that particular completed variation of this design.<p><p>
I'm really enjoying seeing what you come up with in your hand-created designs.
Victoria, have you thought of also trying it with the two rows staggered? (what is it called, Brick?)
I think white, or very pale dusty rose, on a deep dusty rose would be pretty; and is sort of how the original looks. I have a pale pink on white; I just hadn't made it public yet (but just did). I'll probably get a swatch of the dusty rose background. I didn't use that in the contest because Spoonflower recommends not using dark backgrounds because they don't always print well. They also recommend not using colors that are close in shade because the contrast won't print as clearly as it shows on the screen. If you get the color chart you'll see what they're talking about. Have you read SF's tips on preparing a design for upload?
Deep pink sounds nicer than hot pink. I don't have the chart - perhaps I should get it! Even if it was the color on the screen, I don't think your pink is bad at all, it's just not my personal choice. <p>
If it was me choosing colors for this design I'd probably make it pale pink on white, or else a deep purple-pink on icy blue. Or pale pink on a deep teal blue, maybe! <p>
I think your idea of using these for the edge of a tablecloth, with small hearts in the middle, sounds beautiful.
I can also do different layouts. As an example, I'm thinking about laying it out as a tablecloth with these as a border, edged with the coordinating stripe; with the main body of the cloth a scattered heart pattern made from the little hearts that were cut out of these designs. I could lay out a row of the big squares with a border of the stripe for a table runner.
Thank you for more lovely comments.
I think this color is actually darker than it appears; more of a deep pink, almost red, than hot pink. It isn't on the printed color chart from Spoonflower; but, if you have the chart, I think the colors that seemed to be closest to it were the four in the block, R13 &15/T26 & 28.
weavingmajor, I can change the colors to anything Spoonflower can print; so if you don't like hot pink what color do you think you would like?
this IS really nice! Hot pink isn't one of my favorite colors so it took me awhile to warm up to it, but your shapes are just too lovely to ignore for long. I could see this as an exquisite table runner. I think I might get out the scissors myself!
Victoria these are fab and I've just seen the originals on flickr. How wonderful. This design has so many elements to it - a scandinavian feel and a whiff of the snowflake about it - great for a frosty feburary valentine. I love the idea of co-ordinating fabrics from the scraps - good fun.
Thank you all so much for the lovely comments. I"m working on 2 coordinating patterns right now. One will be little scattered hearts made from the hearts cut from this design; and the other a wide stripe of cutwork made from the strips that were left from the ends of the papers used for this design.
Really nice work Victoria.
You just keep getting better and better!
This is truly inspired. I'm very impressed with both the idea and the implementation.
Fantastic idea, This design has worked really well, lovely hot pink too - good luck in the competition :)
Wow! This is gorgeous....I love it!!!
I cut folded paper valentines from paper, then scanned them into the computer with a piece of colored construction paper behind them. I then reversed, and adjusted, the color. In 150 dpi the valentines are the full original size.
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