The Need for Negative Space


Just a quick visual lesson in the need for negative space in quilts. Somewhere down the line, I’ll be making a quilt with lovely, vibrant, in-your-face reds from the amazing Kaffe Fassett.

When viewed side by side, they’re an overwhelming chaos of color and pattern.  Maybe too much of a good thing.


But give them a little space, your eye can rest a bit and each one becomes an individual piece of art.

Negative Space

Aaah, much better!  These pieces are just laying on a bit of brown fabric, but when it comes time to piece the quilt I think I’ll use a deep gray and space them a little further apart.  (And more evenly.)