Jan was visiting Pinterest recently and saw a quilt that inspired her to play with value. By “value”, I mean light vs medium vs dark shades of colors. Placing light fabrics so that they contrast with dark fabrics can create an entirely new secondary pattern within a quilt. This has been used traditionally with log cabin and split nine-patch quilts, but it is often seen these days in creative arrangements of half square triangle units like in Jan’s quilt.
I must confess that I didn’t see this immediately! As a longarm quilter, I am focussed on a limited ...read more