Wednesday, December 12, 2007

There will be no Christmas news here



The last issue of Quilter's Newsletter gave me an idea of how to translate a design I made a year ago into a quilt. So as a first step I have pieced these blocks in what is supposed to be a nine-step value scale. It was an interesting exercise even if I do nothing else. I learned that even though I think I have a large stash, especially in blue, it isn't as large as it might need to be to do this successfully. There isn't a completely smooth blending. Not too bad though--it actually looks better in the photo than in reality. I think I'll keep going, although it will take lots of little blocks!

9 comments:

Rian said...

Yes, do keep going. I can't tell how big this thing is, but I think you could do something really cool on a larger scale--something like a light in the darkness concept. With the icy blues it looks very winter and cold. Could go somewhere. I like it.

joyce said...

Excellent blending so far. I'd say keep on going.

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is a wonderful start to a new quilt!
But I am not sure of its connection to the title of your post here...?

Nellie's Needles said...

mmmmm.....interesting ... so many possibilities. To allow the values to "speak" one of them needs to be dominant.

Eve said...

Lol, I found out the same thing about my stash.

Micki said...

This is really looking good. I love your Ghost Orchid piece. Thanks for the lovely comment on my felt pieces.

Granny Fran said...

This is looking fascinating. I'll be watching to see where you take it. It is hard to find enough variations to get a proper gradation of colors, isn't it?

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Wow! This is really a great start. What a smart way to work/learn with value.

I am going to enjoy watching this...

Deb Geyer said...

I have the same problem with my stash. It's just not big enough! But I keep working on that!

I love the new header...