Oh, THANK YOU. I’ve been overwhelmed by my fabric stash and wanting to play with all my fabrics at once. This will allow me to do that AND to fill that empty spot above the fireplace. Happy, happy day!
Thanks for this one. And thanks for not picking prints from the same fabric line for the whole thing. (Those are supposed to match, right?) But it did help me see how value works when the fabrics have nothing else in common but…well, value.
I love it! So much so that this morning, as soon as I’d seen it I started making one. I have loads of fabric scraps to use although a lot of them are not as highly patterned as yours which I think makes yours looks extra stunning.
I’ve been after doing this style quilt for some time now. I really like your version as it uses larger pieces. I have alot of larger scale designs so think your quilt layout would be perfect when I finish my quilts currently in production of course!. Great tutorial thanks.
Thank you Katie. I found this very helpful. You are right that most of my stash is medium, but I found that pairing off the mediums each with a dark or a light totally made the design click. (I am making a small coin quilt. I’ll put it up on flickr when it’s done.) You are wonderful!
AHA! OK, I have recognized this in those little postage stamp quilts where the little square are divided diagonally and I LOVE that. Thanks for this great tutorial. I have you bookmk’d and I will ck. out the Flickr group. (: izazbz at yahoo dot com
Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful quilt tutorial and I will be making it very soon.
Love love your blog and thanks for your kind words about my birds.
Have a beautiful weekend from sunny and warm UK!
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oooh…this is just beautiful. thanks for the flickr invite for the quilt along. very very tempted. I’ve never made a real quilt before. but I’m all over the whole value thing, being a former art major and all. hmmmm.
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I know I am late on this but this is fantastic. I know about value, at least on a basic level but after looking at your post and studying your pictures I get it!!! That is exciting- I swear the room lit up as the lightbulb sparked.
This is a great tutorial and is easy to follow. I have read other instructions for this type of quilt but have never been able to make sense of them until now. I think you have been clear and concise and generous to share your ideas. Thank you.
Another way to see value is to look through something red. Cellophane, red plastic anything you can see through. It will remove color and you will only see light, medium or dark.
Love the fabrics in your quilt!
[…] my sewing table at the moment is a quilt for Baby Bert. Inspired by some of these quilts, #1, #2, #3. Obviously it is in the very early stages and other projects keep vying for my attention, but I am […]
Thanks….just what I need to use to help me learn about value. I recently made a baby quilt that just wasn’t quite “right” and agreed with my friend at my LQS that too many fabrics were the same value. Great practice lesson.
Thank you so much, this was such an easy quilt to make with your intrsuctions. My grandmother passed away over a year ago now and she had made all of her own dresses, so I got all of her hand made dresses and made a value quilt from them for my father (her son) for Christmas this year. He loved it and I enjoyed making it. I will send you a picture of the quilt if I can have an e-mail address to send it to. I didn’t see a place to upload a photo here. Thanks again, Bonnie-Jean Mitchell
Thank you for this great tutorial. I have been looking for a pattern for my first quilt and this will be it! Now I just have to decide if I want to make my squares smaller (I have some scraps I thought I might use) or buy some more fabric… darn, i just hate going to the fabric store!
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