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Old 10-16-2014, 11:58 PM
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I did this pattern from the illusion quilt that Jenny did. It was the remainder of the squares from that set of 10" squares that don't like. However I think I am going to loose the illusion effect unless I do a very dark final strip. What do you suggest . Thank you for looking
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:53 AM
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yes, that pattern works better with a dark 'shadow'. but you can make it as shown and it does not have to be called the illusion, or shadow, quilt. it's just a quilt of your own design

alternately, you can use the red squares as cornerstones with the white sashing... you'd just have to piece the sashing.
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:04 AM
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Yes I think you have "lost" the illusion of a shadow using that combo.....wonder if you flipped them and added a dark strip on the other side and readjusted a bit you could create another illusion of sorts?
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:15 AM
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Try some background sashing the color of your corner squares.
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:26 AM
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Since a shadow should be darker than the top piece, the white fabric doesn't work for a shadow but as mentioned you can name it something else.
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:01 AM
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Jenny's illusion quilt works because our brains see dark lines as shadows. Your white shadows come to the forefront of our vision process. Give it a new name or add some other sashing. What was the purpose for this quilt. If for family TV viewing or charity, I wouldn't stress over it.
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:43 AM
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I just watched the video. Where you sewed white should have been grey. She used the white in the sashing to be the background. I would take the burgundy fabric and insert it as the sashing to see if you like the look. Thanks for posting.
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:03 AM
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I ordered the gray fabric from MSQ and it's perfect for this pattern. To get the illusion you have to use a shadow color.
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