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Value and Hue. Value is defined as the relative lightness or darkness of a color. It is an important tool for the designer/artist, in the way that it defines form and creates spatial illusions.
The quilt above looks like it is waving or creased and it's not. It creates a spacial illusion.
When I first looked at this quilt I thought oh..... it just has an arrangement of light and dark strips.
It's not that simple!
It's an arrangement of 4 fabric values including: dark, medium, light and lightest light strips.
The fabric is also placed horizontally and vertically creating the form or the creased look.
What an effective use of scraps!
Personally, I love scrappy quilts but the Type A part of me, wants them organized and the quilt above fulfils that requirement.
Doing a scrap quilt like the one above takes the anxiety out of figuring out how to arrange your fabric. Lay your scraps in 4 piles :1. Lightest light, 2. Light 3. medium and 4. Dark.
Cut strips from similar widths of fabric, sew them together to form aproximately 5" widths. and sub cut them into 5 x 7" rectangles.
Medium and dark-5" width with strips going vertically & light and lightest light with strips horizontally.
Sew the rectangles together as shown above. Light and dark together (alternating vertically and horizontal) and lightest light and medium together (alternating vertically and horizontally).
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Also check out this great article on Craftsy.com Choosing a Color Palette for Quilting Projects here
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Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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