Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A Lesson in Values

I am working on two versions of Spring Breeze by Dorothy Young Designs. The pattern is great, but I am disappointed in my fabric choices for the first one.

The lights I used were of different enough values that the pattern is lost. Actually, in all three values there is too much of a range to really make the design pop. You'll see the difference when I get the second one on the design wall, as I used the same mediums and darks, but used one fabric for all the lights.

This will be a Christmas gift and the recipient loves scrappy, so I know it'll be loved. And now I know that those nickel charm sets you can buy are not a good choice to start with in a pattern needing light, medium and darks.

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