Saturday, May 14, 2011

Identifying Value in Color—bring your sunglasses

Dark to light
gradations in Value
In quilting, value—the lightness or darkness of a color—is often more critical to the success of a quilt's design than color. A prime example of this is a scrap quilt. When the pattern or design of a scrap quilt makes you stand back and say "Wow!" you know it's the choice and placement of value at work.

The program for the Choo Choo Quilters May 16 guild meeting is "Identifying Value in Color." You can read Chapter 4 in the "Fearless Design for Every Quilter" book and prepare the following for the meeting:
  • Choose 1 light fabric, 1 medium fabric and 1 dark fabric.
  • From each fabric, cut four 4” x 5” rectangles.
  • Pin the rectangles together into 6 pairs, keeping the same fabrics together.
  • Make two stacks with a light, a medium, and a dark pair in each (two stacks with 6 fabric pieces in each). Bring these fabric stacks to the meeting.
  • Bring a value finder, reducing glass, peep hole (if you have one) or your sunglasses to the meeting.

The meeting starts at 6:30 pm. Refreshments are available and visitors are welcome to attend.

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