Friday, July 27, 2012

Finding Your Value Quilt

I wanted to share with you the last few Show and Tell quilts from the Nimble Thimbles this month.
There are always so many fun ideas to be gathered from viewing others work.

Signature Quilt blocks signed by members of the guild, and then placed in a setting.
Such a nice way to preserve memories.

This is a great pattern, and one that works so well with a smaller guild.

Wonky Log Cabin

I really liked this Triangle Purse. Even the handle is a combination of triangles!

A wonderful Red, White and Black quilt, where the "value" is the striking feature, rather than the colors.

Great use of light and dark.
I have heard the suggestion of using the the black and white setting on your camera to make sure there is enough contrast between the light and dark fabrics when sewing a block.
Others suggest looking through a View finder/ Peephole (the kind installed in front doors), which can be purchased at a hard ware store for about $15.
Both of these give you "perspective", as if you were looking from far away.
I've even heard the idea of placing your fabrics together in a copy machine to see if they read light and dark.
What do you do to find contrast when selecting fabrics for your blocks?

Even though most of this quilt has geometric blocks, the appliqued kitty smelling a flower, fits right in.
In a way, this is another example of contrast, which gives the eye a place to rest.

Someday I would like to make a black and white value quilt, just for the artistic practice.
And when I do, I already know the title.
Don't you think "Finding Your Value" would fit just right?

1 comment:

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Really fun quilts! Thanks for sharing!