I thought I would upload a few more block pairs from Raconteur so that people could again see the difference that colour makes to a block.
Although the first two blocks aren't identical you can see that they are almost the same. Doesn't the dark frame add a class to the block. Or perhaps that is because, being civil war reproductions it was a more serious time and the fabrics reflect this and are more sombre. Whatever the reason the change gives a different feel to the block.
The second pair or blocks are both at odds with the rest of the blocks in their respective collections. This block, Crystal Dreams, appears quite soft when made in the pale green of the civil war fabrics. It will most likely be in the middle of the collection being the 'odd man out' of that collection.
The final block is the same one from Raconteur. By the time I came to make it I was fed up with all of the soft wishy washy backgrounds and decided to add some life.
Funny when I was looking at the separate fabrics there appeared a stronger contrast between the two fabrics. Another lesson learnt that in miniature it is important to look at every piece of the fabric. I still liked the finished block although others haven't been as keen on it... but then again it is my quilt.