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Thread: Attic window, does yellow look ok??

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    Attic window, does yellow look ok??

    I love this bird fabric so though I/d try the attic window with it, does the yellow look ok with it? Thank you.
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    Is it just the one panel?

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    No. it will be 9 blocks.
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    if yellow is ok! then do you have a maybe green to go where the white is, I think the white is not the color for there and it maybe the color that needs changed, I do hope that makes sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy'smom View Post
    No. it will be 9 blocks.
    Are all the blocks just like this, or different scenes and colorways?

    I would be curious to see you audition other colors in place of the white. Try the pink, or a dark blue, different greens. I absolutely love songbirds, and these goldfinches are glorious.

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    I like it! Lovely birds!
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    Can you try a thinner size strip of yellow? On my monitor it takes away for the birds. The brown looks pretty though. You might try the brown thinner if possible too. It seems like the scale is off on the window sashing size.

    Love the colors and of course the birds!

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    I have done a number of attic windows, and I have found the most success to be with the same colours - just different shades - so all browns or all yellows. I made one once with different colours, and when I was done, I really wasn't happy with it.

    The whole purpose of the attic windows is to create that 3-d effect, and I personally found it much more "3-d" with all the same colour.

    If you google attic windows and look at the images, you'll see success with different colours, but the "dominant" colour seems to be on the bottom. Also, like someone else mentioned, the "yellow" strip is much more narrow when you look at the pictures of attic windows.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks ladies, this one is from MSQ, and the yellow strip is only 1" when done. I have the fabric cut and hate to wast it will see when a few more are put together.
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    Here's the one attic window quilt I made. My pink sashing was also 1" . I do like how it turned out, but now I wonder if it would have had more of a 3-D effect if I had done what MarionsQuilts had suggested with the "windows" being all the same color , just different shades. Ummm.

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    I love it turned out beautiful. I will see how it goes, want to make if for a gal who lives by me, she so sweet and has a lot of health issues as so does her hubby. She feeds the birds everyday and just loves to watch them so I thought she may like it.


    Quote Originally Posted by NZquilter View Post
    Here's the one attic window quilt I made. My pink sashing was also 1" . I do like how it turned out, but now I wonder if it would have had more of a 3-D effect if I had done what MarionsQuilts had suggested with the "windows" being all the same color , just different shades. Ummm.

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    Pretty birds! The brown looks great for the window sashing.... can you add another brown as well to the bottom?
    The thin yellow is nice too. I think I have (or had) some of that bird print too.
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    Thank you, I love this fabric, was gonna try and do a Dresden plate that a gal had done on here some time back, but don't remember the pattern.



    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    Pretty birds! The brown looks great for the window sashing.... can you add another brown as well to the bottom?
    The thin yellow is nice too. I think I have (or had) some of that bird print too.
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    Love the yellow, it makes it really pretty and summery. I think the white should be changed, it is to stark but one important thing to remember, it is your quilt and if you like it then it should stay. Very Pretty.

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    The reason I asked if it was one block or more is because I think it may be too much yellow. The birds are so sweet and I think the yellow may compete with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
    The reason I asked if it was one block or more is because I think it may be too much yellow. The birds are so sweet and I think the yellow may compete with them.
    Totally agree with you, SusieQOH .. my eyes keep going to the yellow strip instead of to the beautiful view outside the window, which should be our focal point with an Attic Windows pattern.


    Quote Originally Posted by MarionsQuilts View Post
    .........I have found the most success to be with the same colours - just different shades - so all browns or all yellows. I made one once with different colours, and when I was done, I really wasn't happy with it.
    The whole purpose of the attic windows is to create that 3-d effect, and I personally found it much more "3-d" with all the same colour................
    That makes total sense ... after all, in doing an Attic Windows, we are emulating an IRL window and the view beyond. Most times the window frames/sashings in our homes are all the same colour, so a quilted one would be the same, and using different fabrics gives us the 3-D effect that the shadows IRL would create. Great explanation and Thank You, MarionQuilts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty3236 View Post
    if yellow is ok! then do you have a maybe green to go where the white is, I think the white is not the color for there and it maybe the color that needs changed, I do hope that makes sense
    I agree - the white is too stark.

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    Thanks ladies appreciate all feedback.
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    I think the yellow takes away from the bird, IMHO. Have you tried a neutral like a beige? I think any color other than a neutral would take away from the colors of the birds.
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    I love the yellow brings out the yellow in the bird. But really don't care for the white

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZquilter View Post
    Here's the one attic window quilt I made. My pink sashing was also 1" . I do like how it turned out, but now I wonder if it would have had more of a 3-D effect if I had done what MarionsQuilts had suggested with the "windows" being all the same color , just different shades. Ummm.

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    I love how it turned out. Rather than Attic Windows, I would say "A Peek into a Room" because the floral on the vertical side looked like wall paper to me.

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    I think it is beautiful.

    I had a remnant of that fabric and made a wall hanging with it. After a few years, it now covers my big printer to keep it dust free.
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    Thank you, I do love it and I think the gal I want to give it to will as well.



    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I think it is beautiful.

    I had a remnant of that fabric and made a wall hanging with it. After a few years, it now covers my big printer to keep it dust free.
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    Buddy'sMom .... Here's a newly posted attic windows quilt, to give you a sense of how different colours work for the windows ...

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