Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Value Dance Quilt Tutorial

This tutorial series is part of the Value Added Quilt Along.  Visit my intro post for links to all the lessons on using value in quilt design. Stop by the flickr group to share your photos and keep up with other quilt-along happenings.

Want to make this quilt...

Value Dance for Value Added QAL

Okay then, let's get started! Today we'll talk fabric requirements, and I'll show you how to make the hourglass blocks for the patchwork portion of the quilt.  That's "Part A" of my Value Dance tutorial.  In "Part B" I'll teach the on point square blocks and in "Part C" the assembly and borders to finish your quilt!

As shown, quilt finishes 53" x 62", which is a small-ish throw.  I'd recommend more patchwork blocks to enlarge the quilt, if desired.  For more info see my post on the design of Value Dance.

my Value Dance fabrics

Value Dance Fabric Requirements

for Patchwork Blocks

     Light Values - You'll use light fabrics in all 40 hourglass blocks and for 20 on point square centers.  I worked with 4 different light values (three prints shown above, plus Kona bone).  If you'll be using 4 fabrics, you'd need a fat quarter of each.  If using just 1 light value fabric, a yard will do. 

     Medium Values - You'll use medium fabrics in all 40 hourglass blocks and for 20 on point square backgrounds.  I worked with 6 different medium values.  If you'll be using 6 fabrics, you'd need less than a fat quarter of each. 

     Dark Values - You'll use dark fabrics for 20 on point square centers and 20 on point square backgrounds (there are a total of 40 on point square blocks).  I worked with 6 different dark values.  If you'll be using 6 fabrics, you'd need less than a fat quarter of each.  You could work with as few as 3 dark value fat quarters to complete this quilt.

for Borders

     The patchwork center is surrounded by 3 borders.  Border 1 is a dark value border (I used solid teal) and requires a 1/2 yard.  Border 2 is a light value border (I used a white text print) and requires a 1/3 yard.  Border 3 can be a medium value or multi-colored print to tie your quilt together and requires 1 yard.

for Finishing

    For a whole cloth backing, you'll need 3.5 yards.  Batting required at 55" x 64".  For binding, you'll need a 1/2 yard.

Hourglass block tutorial

{Hourglass Blocks Tutorial}

Note:  I learned this method of making hourglass blocks at Red Pepper Quilts.  It creates pairs of identical hourglass blocks quite quickly!

Step 1:  Cutting

From your light value fabrics, cut 6" strips.  Divide strips into 6" square to create (20) light value 6" squares total.  If cutting your light values from 4 fat quarters, begin by cutting (2) 6" x 22" strips from each fat quarter.  Set aside remaining light value fabric for on point squares.

From your medium value fabrics, cut 6" strips.  Divide strips into 6" square to create (20) medium value 6" squares total.  If cutting your light values from 6 fat quarters, begin by cutting (1) 6" x 22" strips from each fat quarter.  From these (6) strips, you'll be able to make (18) 6" squares.   Choose a favorite medium value fabric and cut (2) more 6" squares.  Set aside remaining medium value fabric for on point squares.

Step 2:  Mark & Sew

(This step sews like a half square triangle block.)  Locate a medium and a light value 6" square.

1

Match them up with right sides together.  Mark a diagonal line using anything - even a regular old pencil - as this line will not show.

2

Sew a 1/4" seam using the line as a guideline.  Do not sew on the line!  Sew at 1/4" on one side of the marked line.  Then, turn the block around and sew at 1/4" from the other side of the line.  When you're done sewing your block will have 2 stitch lines on either side of the marked line (see image in next step).  

Step 3:  Slice & Sew

At your cutting mat, cut along the marked line.  Without moving your pieces, also cut along the opposite diagonal line.  After both cuts, you've quartered your square into triangles.

3

Press all triangle sets.  I always press seams open.  I like the look, and it's less thinking for me.

4

Match up your triangle sets to create 2 hourglass blocks.  Place right sides together, carefully matching the center seam of each hourglass.  I keep the center seam matched with my hands while feeding the pieces into my sewing machine.  If you find that difficult, use two pins (placed closely on each side of the matched center seam) to anchor the pieces while sewing.

5

Press seams again!

Step 4:  Trim

I'm using a  6.5" square ruler to trim my hourglass blocks.  Another kind of ruler will do, but you want one with a diagonal line that matches the hourglass seam.  We'll trim the block to 5" square.

Place the ruler so that the yellow diagonal line is running over the diagonal seamline of the hourglass.  Then, slide the ruler so that you can trim two sides of the square at once, using the 5" measurement lines as a guide.  At this point, you want the block to remain slightly larger than 5".

6

Here I've sliced off a bit along the right side.  I'll also trim at the top before repositioning the ruler and block.

7

Rotate the block to trim the remaining 2 sides of the square.  First, orient the block using the diagonal ruler line and the 5" measurement lines.  Trim remaining sides for a perfect 5" hourglass block.

8

Tips
 
Each set of 6" squares yields 2 hourglass blocks.  You'll need 40 hourglass blocks total for the Value Dance quilt.

Hourglass block tutorial

If you're using some printed fabrics for light values, make sure every pair of light value and medium value 6'' squares has strong contrast.

To save time while sewing, mark all your 6" sets.  Then, chain piece all the 1/4" lines.  Press at once, and continue in batches.  Chain piecing is a powerful way to save time!

getting started

Trimming is time consuming, but totally necessary here!  The finished quilt relies on accurate piecing so that the larger square-in-square blocks can emerge from the combination of hourglass and on point square blocks.  I listen to audio books while I do this kind of sewing!


Questions?  Comments?  I'm listening!  These hourglass blocks are pretty fun to churn out.  I'll be back on Monday with the next step of our quilt tutorial!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Polaroids for Bloggers Quilt Festival

Twice a year lots of bloggers share favorite finished quilts via Bloggers Quilt Festival.  Too often I forget to participate.  But this time, after scanning the list of quilt categories, I knew I wanted to take the chance to celebrate a very special quilt one last time....

Polaroids on a Cloudy Day

a Few Happy Blocks of my own

Polaroids by Love circle

Joined by a passel of fun created by the Love circle of do. Good Stitches

Design floor w/Aviary Indiglow

Tossed and rearranged and some even partially picked apart

Love in Polaroids with do. Good Stitches

to Create a finished work packed with color, faces and laughter.

Love in Polaroids was made with my bee mates at the Love Circle to bring joy to some child through Wrap Them in Love.  We're one of many do. Good Stitches {a charity quilting bee} circles joining together as modern quilters to have fun and do good.  I count myself lucky!

One day I photographed the pile of them and was instantly inspired to try for a random "tossed" design.  I knew it would mean picking apart some of the blocks and wasn't sure how I felt about doing that.  But in the end, the tossed arrangement was just so much more interesting than sewing the blocks together end to end, so I timidly wielded the seam ripper and carefully, carefully took apart about a third of the blocks.  (Mainly, I deconstructed the 9-polaroid blocks into smaller groups of 6 or 3 or 2 or 1.) Not a polaroid was wasted!

blocks by the Love circle!

This quilt is full of characters front and back!  I think it's going to be so fun for a child to discover.  In fact, I know it is because Aria and Liam both initiated spontaneous eye-spy games during the making!  All those polaroids are mesmerizing and they're going every-which-way too, so there's not a top or bottom to this quilt.

bound in Loulouthi stockings stripe

Love in Polaroids is bound in Loulouthi Stockings stripe by machine with my easy zigzag binding finish.  I love this print as a binding!  It's gray and bright.  Perfect. 

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 66″x 82″
Special techniques used : improv piecing, spiral straight-line quilting
Quilted by :  myself
Best Category : Bee quilt, Throw quilt

Thanks for stopping by during the festival!  To see more of my finished quilts (and other projects), stop by my Projects page!  It's a little outdated (updated last early 2012), but you can find lots of my older projects hanging out there in tidy little categories.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pink Chalk Scrap Challenger Victories!

Happy Monday to all!

Today I get to have some fun showing off the creations made by our Pink Chalk Scrap Challengers.  These girls didn't mess around!  The original challenge prompted each to work with the 8 fabrics included in Pink Chalk's Blue Moon scrap bundle.   They could add one other fabric and trims as desired and they had a little over a week for the making.

A little pressure, perhaps?  Well, yes.  And at a time of year that is dangerously close to the holiday season!  I'm glad to report that each rose to the challenge beautifully.  Come see...

Caitlin at Salty Oat made a very stylish set of napkins.   Some lucky new couple is going to totally dig this wedding gift.  She placed each scrappy fabric randomly in a row of chevrons, sewn up with half square triangles.  All that negative space looks so very modern.  This would be a great way to show off any scraps, really.  Check out her post for close-ups!


Jenn of All Trades took the same scrappy bundle and made a funky feather pillow, no doubt inspired by Anna Maria Horner's Feather Bed Quilt.  (Can someone please assign those feathers for a bee block?  I so want to give them a go.)  Now Jenn faced some bad luck, which just goes to show that scrappy challenges aren't all grins and giggles, but she muscled through.  Pop on buy her post for all the gory details.  And, Jenn, I honest-to-goodness do love your pillow!

feather pillow. kinda.


I can't get enough of this creation by Robin at Not Ever Sewing who's been sewing for a few months.  I mean, really?  Seriously?  I don't know where to start with this adorable lion-boy doll.  I guess if I had to pick one thing, it'd be that hair. Can a fabric be more perfect?  You'll want to visit to see all the adorable details and the story behind her lion-boy (who reportable is roaring around the house this morning with joy)!  Get a load of how she found a happy home for each print in our bundle.  Well done, Robin!


Last but not least, we have a very practical sew-up by Jess at Stitched in Thyme.  Jess set out to brighten up a "bla" laundry room with a new curtain.  Jess was also channeling chevrons, but she set them in a free-flowing arrangement that creates lots of movement.  Go to Stitched in Thyme to see the curtain in her laundry room.  We wish Jess sweet quilty dreams as she folds her laundry!

scrap challenge


A great big thanks to all challengers for inspiring us with your creativity!  It's incredible to see all that can be done with a handful of scraps.

new Scrap Challenge!


And, of course, thanks to Pink Chalk Fabrics for composing the scrap bundle and sharing it with us!  If you haven't had a chance to, you can still grab a Blue Moon bundle for a mere $7 at Pink Chalk.

Psst.... they have a great embroidery floss set too.  Such a gorgeous spectrum of colors!

Look out for another scrap challenge in a few months.  Meanwhile, I do believe some holiday sewing is in order?  I had best finish my purse and a few quilts in my queue so that I can start working on something for Christmas!

Friday, October 26, 2012

::Green::

::Green::

Green.  Really green.

::Green:: jelly roll scraps

Restful, fresh, invigorating green.  Using lots of Kona jelly roll scraps and my teetering pile of green fabrics to conjure a quilt for grandpa.

for grandpa

Tomorrow is our annual Halloween Harvest Party.  We're expecting 40 people as we've invited Aria's entire 2nd grade homeschool co-op class.  All week I've been working on party details while the house gets !painted! and a new, respectable look emerges.  I've even been inspired to do some yard work!  Y'all know that's digging deep.

These simple green blocks have been a nice treat for a (mentally) busy week.  I have no idea what the block is called, but it's so simple that it seems like it must "be" something.  My inspiration came from this quilt, favorited in 2010.  Anyone recognize the block?  They totally have me craving mint chocolate candies.  Like those Andes mints.  Mmm...  If someone doesn't cough up the real name, this block is going to sound tasty....

Also... don't forget to stop by Jolene's at Blue Elephant Stitches for her post on Value Dynamics today.  Pretty fun to see how much value can transform a quilt!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Value Added {Value Patterns in Quilts}

Hello all!  I bet you've been dreaming in lights and darks?  I'm confident you understand value and Amy's helped us dive into our stash to pull it out.  Now what will you make?

Well, before you start cutting, let's talk about some general categories of value quilts or value patterns you might consider.  We quilt-along plotters discussed and identified 4 value patterns in quilts prior to settling on a value pattern theme.  Much of what I'll share here was developed as a team, so thanks to Amy, Jolene and Leila for such a fruitful discussion.

Keep in mind that these value patterns have nothing to do with quilt construction.  So, it doesn't matter if a quilt is composed of squares, half square triangles, triangles, strings, etc.  The point is to notice how the light, medium and dark value fabrics are placed to create a fantastic design!

Scattered Value

Value does not have to be used in a regular, predictable way to be an important design element in a quilt.  A scattered value pattern is when the lights and darks are not arranged in a repeating pattern.  This glowing work-in-progress by ShapeMoth is a fabulous example:

'Shattered rainbow' quilt top (1)


Her Shattered Rainbow quilt has a strong, vibrant personality that lies in large part with her generous use of dark and light values, not just middle-of-the-road rainbow colors.

the big orange wall quilt


Here's another example of scattered value pattern, created by Krista at Spotted Stone Studio.  The unpredictable placement of really dark values among so many light pieces keeps the eye moving so that the quilt seems to twinkle.

Triangle Colorstory for market


Although values appear to be placed randomly, in my experience this value pattern does take planning.  You have to intentionally pull and cut fabrics of a wide range of value to achieve this effect.  Also, when I work in scattered value, as with my Triangle Colorstory wall art, I don't actually place value totally randomly.  I intentionally spread out the light and dark fabrics and then study the effect, shifting and repositioning until I'm pleased.

It seems to me that scattered value patterns are easily adopted by modern quilters.  The lack of "pattern" itself feels modern and freeing, while the effect gives as much drama and movement as other approaches.

Radiating Value

This value pattern is another favorite of mine!  Just as Amy showed us yesterday, when values are arranged light to dark in a continuum they naturally lead the eye, drawing focus to one section of quilt.  When quilters set out fabrics in order of value, it creates a lovely glow where the light values live and an echoing deep, darkness at the darks.

My watercolor


This watercolor quilt by Silort is a beautiful example.  Here light values radiate diagonally from the center of the quilt into two dark corners.

scrappy sunrise, finished


This one, by Jenn of all Trades, is radiating the opposite direction with lights at both corners.  Notice that she uses a much more limited color scheme than our first example.  Jenn uses very dark reds (red usually wants to be dark) for the center.  Darker oranges and darker purple/pinks form the rows closest to red, with lighter oranges and pinks fading away to almost-white log cabins at the corners.  Totally fabulous!

Rhythmic Value

Both scattered value and radiating value patterns are taken in when you view the quilt as a whole.  In contrast, rhythmic value patterns often exist at the block level.   Quilts that use rhythmic value use value in a predictable and repetitive way.  Here's an example:

QST hanging


I know, I know, it's gooooorgeous. This beauty by Becky at My Fabric Obsession is composed of quarter square triangles and inspired by Rita of Red Pepper's Half Square Triangle Overload quilt.  It's one of my favorite rhythmic value quilts, probably because it's so full of color.  Becky used one light and one dark-ish fabric in the same color family to make each set of quarter square triangles.  The dark-ish fabric is always placed to point to the bottom of the quilt, creating an orderly setting that reminds me of flashing gems.

T-Scrap Love


With rhythmic value there's a distinct pattern repeat throughout the whole quilt.   A repetitive use of value often (but not always) results in secondary patterns.  In this scrappy quilt, Linda Rotz Miller (a value genius) used star blocks and simple 4-patch blocks.  Her careful use of value creates the illusion of pinwheels in the stars and other secondary shapes where the stars touch the 4-patch blocks.  It's a quilt that keeps your eye moving.  Using scraps, rather than same-fabrics or same-colors, makes the value relationships more subtle and possibly more interesting.

Girl Value Quilt


Have you seen this type of value quilt?  It's made with half square triangles, each with one light and one dark side, arranged like a bulls-eye.  These pretty quilts are quite popular and a great way to use scraps.  Katie at Sew Katie Did (who made our example) put on a quilt-along 3 years ago for value quilts, including a tutorial for this style quilt.  I include it among the rhythmic value pattern examples because the use of value is repetitive and predictable.

Any, yes any, quilt block can be made into a rhythmic value pattern if you approach quilt planning in terms of value (light vs. dark) rather than color.  I often think in terms of color, so this type of designing is a definite stretch.  It's a good exercise for sure! 

Illustrative Value

One last type.  Phew, are you exhausted?  This one is kind of a catch-all.  What do you call a quilt that uses value to say something, do something, make something, but not in a repetitive, radiating or scattered kind of way?  Well, you could call it an illustrative values quilt.  Haha.  Or not.

Baby Dylan's HST Quilt


Check out this example by Jen at MJandCo.   It's not a bulls-eye spiral, like Katie's.  Instead it's one single dark value square, just in the corner and then no more.  Jen used value to "draw" a square.  I think we'd all agree it looks very cool.

Flocking1


And then there's Flocking Chevrons by You Had Me at Bonjour.  Although there's a pretty cascade of color happening in the background, what draws the eye are the white (light value) chevrons which pop out from the darker values.  It's not just a scattered value quilt, because she's "drawn" chevrons in value.

T-Romance at the Cabin


Woa, did you know you could do that?  It's Linda Rotz Miller at it again.  I don't think you need me to point out that she's used value to illustrate hearts?  These are each examples of illustrative value patterns.

So, pretty much, you can do anything (everything?) with value.  How's that for some options?

Wait, there's more!

Because humans are infinitely creative, we can merge many of these patterns to the point that words fail to define.  But if you like to classify, you might find some peachy crossbreed examples....

T-Intrigue


What do you see in this quilt also by Linda Rotz Miller?  I see ryhthmic value, because each kaleidoscope block uses contrasting values in an alternating fashion.  But, I also see radiating value with the light coming from the left upper corner.

Ooooh.

Well, I'd better stop while our heads are spinning but still firmly attached.  If you thought you knew what you wanted to make at the beginning of this post and now you have four hundred ideas, I'm sorry (kind of).  To narrow down the possibilities, the four of us agreed to make quilts with rhythmic value patterns.  That's the style that's probably least used in modern quilting.  Each of the quilts we'll be teaching, have a repetitive value element (see them again here).  But, remember, you can make one of ours or make your own to join in with the quilt-along and November 30th link party.  The world is your oyster!

Tomorrow Jolene has more to share on value in quilting.  See you at Blue Elephant Stitches!

Psst... if I don't see you sooner at the Value Added flickr group.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

sometimes it's tricky

Today there's a hands-on experiment for those of us working on using value in our quilts.  Amy at Badskirt has a friendly lesson (with a nerd teaser, don't miss that!) and also your homework assignment.  Happily, it involves playing with fabric!

Like the good girl I am I got right to it. Of course, I did have a head start...

my Value Dance fabrics

Here are the fabrics I actually used in my Value Dance quilt.  I've sorted them in mini-stacks by darks, mediums and lights, with darkest fabrics on the bottom and lightest fabrics on the top.  So, the darkest dark is on the very bottom of the dark stack.  Makes sense?

 my value stack

Now I've taken all three stacks and made one tall stack to test my value sorting skills.  See that bright lime fabric about mid-way?  I wonder if that's too low in the stack?  In other words, I'm wondering if it is a lighter value than I'd guessed.

Below I've "desaturated" the image, which you can do in Photoshop, in Aviary (via Flickr) or at Pic Monkey.

some tricky spots

Making the image black and white is a simplistic way to check the value gradient.  Right away, a few fabrics stick out to me as possibly misplaced in the spectrum. 

I've labeled the yellow fabric (heatwave stripe) that reads darker than I expected in black and white.  But, I'd argue that it may be rightly placed after all since yellow feels lighter than other colors.  Know what I mean?  As Amy alluded to in her post, color is pretty complex. 

Then lower I've labeled the teal fabric (cross square) that now seems to be lighter value than the lime green one just above it.  I had worried the lime green fabric was light (probably because it's yellow-ish), but it reads plenty dark in black and white.  Hmm...

Well, even if you or I struggle to order a multi-colored fabric stack precisely, the good news is we only need to separate our fabrics into lights vs. darks or lights/mediums/darks depending on our value quilt design.  So, no stress!  Just a learning exercise here.  And a good one!

the odd ones

Here are a few Chicopee prints that I wanted to include in my quilt.  From left that's Simple Plaid Lime, Red Bleeding Heart (which looks orange) and Black Voltage Dot

finding value

My instinct was to sort them like so.  What do you think?

finding value

Here in black and white you can see that such sorting would be mostly right.  Maybe the Simple Plaid print should go in the medium values?  But, back in full color, it just looks too dark to me for that!

left out

In the end, I didn't use any of those three fabrics. The Black Voltage Dot was too distracting with it's black dots for the way I wanted to use light values in my quilt.  I preferred much more subtle light prints. When choosing your fabrics, prints with white backgrounds and dark elements will probably be hard to place.

The Simple Plaid feels dark, but the lime stripes make it appear lighter from farther away (another way to check value).  It's so borderline that it seemed wiser to exclude it so that the complex value relationships in Value Dance would be able to emerge.

Along the same lines, I decided to exclude the orange-looking Bleeding Heart print.  It felt darker than my other medium values, but obviously not dark enough to go into the darks pile.

What's the point?  It's this.  If you're new to value start by using fabrics that clearly fall into one camp or another.  If you use those borderline fabrics you may be frustrated later on when your quilt doesn't read the value pattern you had envisioned.  I'm betting that as we continue to build our experience, we'll do better with those tricky fabrics!

I hope you're enjoying the Value Added Quilt-Along so far.  You're invited to add your fabric stacks to the quilt-along flickr pool and join in on the discussion.  Amy's asked how comfortable you are feeling now with value.  I'd love to know too!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

a Value Dance quilt

When you look at this quilt, I wonder what you see?  Do your eyes move about?  Is it visually overwhelming, crowded?  Or, perhaps, entirely underwhelming in it's overall predictability?

Value Dance for Value Added QAL

I confess, I have had and probably still have mixed feelings about this quilt.  It didn't come easily.  As I weighed different options, I often felt hemmed in by my assignement to use value in a predictable, repetitive way.  Repetitive kept feeling... well borring.  And I knew it didn't have to be.  One glance at Amy's Bargain Basement layout shows that repetitive use of value can be pretty sharp, to say the least.

getting started

Rather than picking up an existing block design, I decided to put something together myself so that I'd be entertained by the new (to me) layout, at least.  Since I have a soft spot for on point squares, I combined those with hourglass blocks and assigned value relationships that would create the appearance of larger square-in-square blocks.

see Value in black and white

Here's the quilt in black and white.  With the colors washed out, it's easy to see the value relationships.  Larger squares emerge as the on point square and hourglass blocks work together.

With all the color rolling back in, those value relationships are definitely obscured.  But, you know what?   I like that!  I was hoping that the value pattern would read a bit subtly, hopefully enticing the careful observer to study and muse until more layers emerge.   In other words, I was hoping to make the quilt more interesting by making the values less obvious.

texture

One way I blurred the value lines was to use prints for my light values.  If you prefer to sharpen the value relationships, try using all solid white or another pale solid for your "light" values.

Chicopee and more

Another way I blurred the lines was by using lots of color. It seems that more color distracts the eye from perceiving value.  In contrast, a quilt sewn in just blue and green, for example, would have much more obvious value patterns.

After I figured out that the gingham border was a no go, I really struggled to find another option.  In retrospect, I would have preferred making more hourglass and on point blocks rather than bordering it at all.  Oops.  Well, mistakes are how we learn!  Even so, I do like how the bright white memoir print border totally pops as a frame.  Since I already had value on the brain, I think I made better choices in my border fabrics, even if it did take me eons to decide.

Chicopee Corduroy backing!

One thing I do love is the backing.  Oh, the backing!  This is not just a fab Chicopee print, it's a Chicopee Cordoruy fabric.  And trust me - you want some for your quilt back.  It's a.m.a.z.i.n.g.   I love a quilt backed in flannel.  This corduroy feels like flannel, just with slightly more heft.  Slightly.  It's a super fine whale corduroy.  You can probably just make out the whales here.  It's deliciously soft, cuddly and $7 a half yard at Fabricworm.  This corduroy (from Freespirit, who also makes Anna Maria Horner's flannel) has a nice drape that would make it more suitable for pajamas than for your classic corduroy jumper.  So really, think flannel.  It's the perfect quilt back!

with a favorite Duet Dot print

Am I done gushing?  Well, did I mention that I think that red "simple plaid" is gorgeous, classic and modern all at once?  And, I do love how it sits against a favorite Chicopee print I used for binding.  There, now I'm done.

Value Dance quilt

If there is a soul out there who wants to make Value Dance, it finishes at 52" x 62".  The hourglass blocks are quick and fun to make, in my opinion and the on point squares are such cute little beings.  I'd suggest this quilt to an experienced beginner or seasoned quilter, since it does require accurate piecing to make for happy points.   I used 6-7 fabrics each for medium and dark values and only 4 fabrics for my light values.  My first Value Dance quilt tutorial will post Tuesday of next week.

Meanwhile, do stop by Leila's blog at Where the Orchids Grow for a value primer today.  If you have any lingering questions about what the heck value is, I trust they'll be satisfied!

Related Posts with Thumbnails