I’ve been meeting with a group of quilters once a month as we go through Joen Wolfrom’s book Adventures in Design. This month’s chapter was on value and the exercise at the end of the chapter that I chose to do was to:
A. Create a design that moves the value from light in the central area to dark in the outer perimeter.
B. Create a design that moves the value from dark in the central area to light at the outer perimeter. The following is what I came up with. (Disclaimer: I have had a terrible time photographing the pink. Sorry!)
This fabric was dyed by me during a workshop a couple summers ago. I had 5 different values of the same pink which I cut into 2 inch squares and then pieced together to make these backgrounds. I didn’t want to make absolute “bull’s eyes” so I mixed the square pieces up somewhat. The background was pretty heavily but easily quilted. I then fused the little birds and the green “thing” they are standing on to the background and did a free motion straight stitch with black thread to the edges. The eyes are little black seed beads. I really like the look of this. I guess it looks sort of cartoonish.
I wanted to make them into something useful so guess what I chose to do with them? Well, not EVERYONE I know has a notebook cover yet, so. . . .
Linking up to Quilt Story’s Fabric Tuesday.
4 responses to “Exercise in “value””
Beautiful. They look lovely as notebook covers.
Those are so cool. I want to try that color value technique.
These are wonderful – do tehy apear somewhere on Flickr? I’d like to make them a favourite!!
Thank you for your comments! I have added these to my flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/llfasrn/