Correctly determining the color value of fabric makes fabric selection and placement a sure thing. Here, Lisa talks about how she uses red and green color filters, as well as a five-step value scale to take the guesswork out of the process.
The charge was to make a quilt inspired by a summer festival, and I had a week to do it. The only festival I attended this summer was Inti Raymi (Inti- Sun, Raymi- Festival) which was celebrated when I was in Cusco, Peru with my granddaughter.
The Inti Raymi dates back to Inca times when the Sun was worshiped and offered sacrifices. The festival coincides with the winter solstice, when the Incas, and Peruvians today, gather at the Temple of the Sun at sunrise to welcome and celebrate the “return of the sun” and longer, warmer days.
In earlier times, the celebration lasted many days. When the Spanish conquered the Incas, the celebration date was changed from the actual solstice to June 24th to continue the celebration in hiding by coinciding the date with the Catholic feast of John the Baptist.
It is important to see what you’re looking at; and knowing how to see the colors and values in fabrics is important to making the quilts you intent to. Today, Lisa gives a quick lesson in how to look at color values, instead of just looking at colors.
Here’s a bit about what you’ll do at the upcoming Summit. You’ll never look at your quilt blocks the same….you’ll come away from the Summit with the skills to kick every quilt block and quilt up a bit and make them uniquely your own.