This past weekend I was very blessed to be able to attend a Color Value Class by Katie from Sew Katie Did. I planned this class for the South Sound Modern Quilt Guild, with the help of my amazing board, that is in the South Puget Sound area of Washington State. The class was made extra fun because Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts came too! She drove up from Oregon earlier in the week and spent the night on Saturday so we could visit and sew together. It was so much fun!
I learned so much during the class. Below are some of my biggest takeaways:
- Most of my fabrics tend to be dark and medium values – I have a very limited selection of light value fabrics (except solids)
- I struggle to work with prints only – turns out I really LOVE solids
- My blindness can actually be an advantage in determining color value
- I need a new cell phone that can switch the photo to black and white – thank goodness Shanna let me use her phone during the class!
- Everyone NEEDS to have a design wall of some kind!!! This is an absolute MUST HAVE!
With the fabrics that I brought to class (and two donated squares) here is what I have so far for my value quilt:
Have you ever made a Value Quilt? I can’t remember the last time I made a quilt and used all prints…it has been at least 7 years.