I've been having fun this week making blocks for the kaleidoscope quilt-along quilt. I've got 16 of them done so far.
As each block comes together, I do a little happy dance. Individually, they're just so funky and fun!
Well, hm. I dunno...
See, I knew I would need to pay some attention to value, and maybe I should have had more of an actual plan to do that (what's the expression? failure to plan is...oh never mind).
I really want to be able to see those secondary rings that are created by the difference in value in the various scrappy-ish blocks. You can start to see it happening here, around the dark blue center block. Well, at least I can...my husband, for one, cannot.
And I'll be damned if I really know why or how that happens. I do think I need to have some more contrast between the lights and darks. For instance, these fabrics looked contrasty enough to my eye...
But when I change the photo to black and white, you can see that they're mostly medium (gray).
So I'm learning as I go. I think I may need to go fabric shopping to fill in the gaps in my stash of true darks and lights (oh, darn), and maybe think about scale as well. If, with a bit of course correction, I still can't get it to work out the way I envisioned it, it'll end up the "CC" quilt, which I will embroider in full on a label in rainbow colors! So there's that.
And all is not lost with any blocks I don't end up using, because Christina at A Few Scraps has just put out a call for 12.5-inch orphan blocks for her Black Rock Stitchery project. She's taking a treadle sewing machine to Burning Man! Doesn't that sound awesome? You can help too, just click HERE to read her post.
I'm a bit late to the linky party, but I'm linking to Sarah's Can I Get a Whoop-Whoop? Lots of good stuff to see over there this week!