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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Getting the values right

    I have been sewing, well mostly fighting with sewing machines. I have been having migraine issues which make it hard to get these blog posts written. However, I want to pass on a tip to get the values organized with a quilt. I am working on my daughter's quilt that is all curves (Circle Dance from January 20th)  and have to line up the values. I used the camera set on B&W to see the values and rearranged the fabric until it flowed from the darks to the lightest values. I find that the red cellophane window works mostly ok, but the turquoise values will read as really dark with the red. This value chart will help when I sew the curves together so I have the most contrast to keep the eye moving. I still tweaked a couple after the photo.
The two parts of the drunkards path from dark to light

You can see the progression much better in black and white

3 comments:

Karin said...

Thank you so Very Much for the black and white tip. I love this post.
Karin From http://openbeauty.blogspot.com/

Peg said...

What a good idea!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Once I get the blocks sewed, I plan on using the B&W again so I get a dynamic circle arrangement.