In class this week, Patsy wasn’t sure if she had enough contrast between her bird and the background elements. So I shared one of my favorite and easy tips: take a photo of your work and look at it with your digital camera. You get distance from your work, and you can differentiate colors much more easily. So, if you don’t have enough contrast, or one fabric refuses to play well with others, the camera tells you so.
You can also look at your quilt in the mirror and it gives you the same perspective. Try it, and see how it works for you.