Wow, you all really came out of the woodwork on that last post! It was delightful to explore some new blogs and I hope I didn’t miss anyone.
Don’t you wish everyone wanted to talk about quilts as much as us?
The quilt on the end of my bed received so much attention that I thought it was time I posted it.
It is the first quilt I’ve EVER made for myself back when I did the Value Quilt Quilt-Along using my Value Quilt Tutorial.
I’ve seen the same design recently on blogs as warm/cool. From how I understand it, the same designs work with warm and cool half square triangles, because warm colors appear to move forward and cool colors tend to recede. This contrast makes the design appear, but you still need value or the two triangles will appear blended.
You can learn a little more here.
My value quilt contains a load of larger prints and a high proportion of fabrics that would likely fall under the category of medium value if judged on their own.
Larger prints will generally have a mix of light, medium and dark values, and mediums next to darks or lights will create a less defined line. These two elements created a quilt where the contrast is low, creating a less defined or blended design.
I also turned some squares to make some of the diamonds one color, ignoring value, which skewed the design in some areas.
I love that it showcases my fabric stash, especially since some of these prints are long gone.
But what I wanted to mention, due to all the comments on the last post was the quilting that was done by the fab and artistic Angela Walters (Quilting Is My Therapy). I was able to meet up with Angela last Summer when I was visiting Jacquie. The quilting is dense and amazing. I only wish I would have made the quilt larger.
From the back the quilting really shines.
The flannel back really showcases it nicely. I’m glad I only put a few spare hsts on the back.
I chose this print for the binding and never auditioned or doubted it.
My friend Chara did some headshots for the book and we thought it would be fun for some photos even though it didn’t make the final run.
(photo by Chara Michele Photography)
It’s perfect, in every way. And best of all, It’s mine all mine!
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