Monday, April 06, 2009

Coaster B: Brenda Day, designer

Coaster B

Coaster C

I should really have been stitching on something else, but I just had to stitch a second coaster out of my 4 coaster series. Post about coaster C is here.
I am stitching those four coasters using exactly the same colors as Brenda Day did in her book called Bargello: A fresh approach to florentine embroidery. This forces me to go outside my color comfort zone at times and see if I can discover new combinations of colors that I will want to use in the future.
Looking at those first two coasters, I have a favorite. Now is it because of the design or the colors used or a combination of both? I would love to know which one you like best and what plays into your decision? If the colors would have been switched around between those two coasters, would you have picked the same one as your favorite? Would you have liked to see darker colors or other color combinations in those two coasters? I would love to know your thoughts in the comment section.
Once I stitch the 3rd and 4th one, it will be interesting to see if we all keep our first selection or if we pick a different one.
Looking forward to hear your comments :-)
Pierrette =^..^=


Terry said...

Coaster C I think it would have looked nicer without the white and maybe a paler shade to match the rest and I also think the very centre could have been darker

Coaster B seems more balanced however the colours seem a little insipid and I think its the wrong shade of green as it looks like a yellow green whereas with the blue it should have been a blue green, overall I like this desin shape better but would have like to see a more subtle change of colour from the outside into the middle

I think that the fact both designs have got stitched frames to them adds and compliments the overall effects

Anne Stradal said...

The bargello patterns on both of these are very nice. I'll wait until you've finished all four to vote for my favorite, but I suspect C will remain my least favorite, as orange is one of my least favorite colors. I applaud your working outside your color comfort zone!

Micki said...

First, I have to say that I love them both!

So far, I slightly prefer Coaster B. I just love the arrow-ish pattern in the corners. Beautiful!

Cyn said...

Hi Pierrette,

I've enjoyed seeing all of your recent projects! :-)

Windy Meadow

LIZ said...

Nice job Pierrette! I like the blue/green one best. I think the orange needs a contrast color with it. It is a bit bland. I look forward to seeing the next two!