It's All Part of the Value Plan

>> Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Last night I matched up my Lady of the Lake blocks into sets of four. I'm joining them to make a secondary pattern of light and dark squares. Already in this picture I see a piecing mistake (top right one). Will I fix it?

This has been on the back burner for a long time. Some of these fabrics I only have pieces of in these blocks. In this set you can see I'm hoping the two purples balance out and read light.

I challenged myself to NOT use brights, geometrics, and specifically RED. In this set you can see I'm trying to convince your eyes to read that pale green as DARK. Am I successful?

This set is another chance to play VALUE games. When it's joined to other sets the peaches will hopefully still read LIGHT.

Some yellow and LIME green sneaking in. I like this set.

I learned that directional prints aren't the best idea in this kind of scrap quilt. It remains to be seen if I will be able to keep the prints readable.

Another directional print. I also avoided PINK as much as possible,and tried to have BLUE in every block.

Do they all look the SAME yet? Good:)

Another BRIGHT set. We'll see how well it blends in with its neighbours in the BIG quilt.

This set has some issues. I need to switch some of the blocks around. As you can see, my little helper was involved. He also DANCED on each set as I laid them out - that's why some of the blocks look, well, danced on! Others do need some TLC before I sew them together. (But I'm not going to point out which ones!)

The GOOD news is that I put together 14 SETS of blocks last night. Not sewed together, but all buddied up and pinned together - and photographed!

That means I already have 6 sets sewn together! And put in another box out of sight - waiting.

Now I can work at sewing these sets together while I work on other projects. I plan to quilt each set then join them. I also plan. . .

to have it DONE by July!

Please send any and all well wishes and pep talks directly through my comments.
Harsh value critiques(or even LIGHT ones) well, if you must, send those along too:)

With Joy,
Sarah Vee


Rachel Slote-Brown January 20, 2010 at 4:45 PM  

Wow Sarah - they all look so great and that they were a lot of hard work. I can already imagine the smile on your face when this quilt is done. July? Good luck with that. No real criticisms of the quilt - yes some of your "darks" aren't really dark and some of your "lights" aren't really light but I don't think it will matter when it is all put together. I think it will look great.

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