Here is a peek into one half of the Value and Color Transparency workshop we held for the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild last week. It was just part of a wonderful three days with the guild!
|The Sushi Block, in our book Quilts du Jour, demonstrates transparency within the block. (book available as indicated in side bar) |
Students brought solids or prints in a specified range of values.
What happened next was AMAZING!
|Jill M's block with the light in the large rectangles, the medium forming |
the "intersection" of light with dark, and the dark transversing the gray background. Lovely and quiet. Perfect for a baby!
|Kristen's block uses the values in different positions. |
Now the light is transversing the background, the medium is used for
the large rectangles and the dark is the "intersection"
of the light and the medium. Great job!
|Karen's block is so pretty! Shot cottons are stunning in transparencies.|
Her values are placed in the same positions as the yellow one above.
|A textured tone on tone is used here for Diane's medium. |
It is yet another possible arrangement of values.
The light is used in the large rectangles, but this time the dark is the intersection with the medium transversing the background.
|Karen nailed using prints!|
|Look at Eva's use of a stripe, colors and value in her transparency project. The stripe literally pulls the orange across the pink. Fun!|
|Deb scored big! Luminosity and transparency with her use|
of dull and bright, dark and light.
Thank you to our students and to the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild for having us!