Do you struggle with finding the values in making your fabric choices for a quilt? When working with people in my classes, some of them do. Most have lots of questions when it comes to value. In my previous blog, I listed several ways that may help you discover the values of your fabrics. Take a look at them. Do you have other ideas that work for you? Please add them to mine with your comments. This is a fascinating subject to me.
It is so much fun to play with illusions that can be created by clever use of value. Most people seem to think it is the colors of a quilt that draw you in, but the first thing your eye perceives is not color but value (how light or dark something is) and your attention will always be drawn to the areas of highest contrast. That is what first grabs you, and brings you back over and over to that one show-stopper quilt.
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Do you enjoy working with color and value in your quilts, or do you struggle with these principles? They are both so important to the visual success of your quilt. What do you think?