1. Recognizing a Fabric's Overall Color
3. Stash Storage
4. Organizing Your Stash by Color
5. Building a Well Rounded Stash
6. Supplementing a Fabric Line
7. Reader Stashes
8. Building a Scheme Around a Single Fabric
9. Building a Scheme Around a Photograph
This Week: Light vs. Dark
Today we're going to talk about putting together a Light vs. Dark color palette! Quilts made using this type of color palette are generally called Value Quits. I browsed around flickr for some examples:
Values Quilt , 2. log cabin batik top, 3. Value quilt top in Seaside, 4. Value quilt in progress, 5. I Think I Love You, 6. Values quilt all pieced, 7. Cushion, 8. fassett value - example, 9. Purple & Blue Values Quilt
For my examples today, I did three different color palettes. The first is a traditional light and dark rainbow of colors. The second is light and dark fabrics in a single color (in my case purple!). The third is a 2 color palette using light pinks and dark yellows. There are so many different patterns you can achieve with this technique!
1. Light vs. Dark Rainbow
These are a few fabrics I choose not to use when pulling my stacks.
2. Bijoux by Heather Bailey - This is too dark for the lights and too light for the darks!
3. Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry - This was another in the middle print, not light or dark enough for either pile.
4. Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt - This has a light background but dark accents, doesn't fit well in either pile.
5. Sugar Snap by Melissa Averinos - Too much balance of light and dark colors.
6. Neo Geo - Light background but the accents are too dark!
2. Light vs. Dark Single Color
3. Light vs. Dark Two Color
We're getting close to wrapping up this series! Next week's post will be on Warm vs. Cool. What other types of color palettes would you like to see built here? :)