Effective Contrast, a finished study

My project this week has been to start and to finish the May challenge for the Mighty Lucky club. This month’s challenge was set by Amy Gibson of Stitchery Dickory Dock and was all about effective contrast.

This was my fabric pull: a dark, three mediums and a light. IMG_3382 copy

I chose the pinwheel block because I knew I could finish them quickly and I hoped the shapes would work for the challenge.

Blocks 1-3: The Value of Value

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Blocks 4-6: Value Play

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Blocks 7-9: Print Scale and Complexity

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Blocks 10-12: Same-Hued Value Groupings

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Ta-Done! The twelve completed blocks. My favourites are blocks 1, 9, 11, and 12.

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This was my original block 9 (left) before I found a much larger print which was more effective for the study. (I know the left block is the better block, but not for the purpose of what we were learning!)

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This block was perfection in my eyes. I needed a single low-contrast fabric to use for the background. When you’re making a red pinwheel block and you find a pinwheel fabric in your stash? It’s like the fabric gods are smiling at you.

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Since this lovely project is done, I’m linking up with the always fabulous Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom quilts.

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Happy weekend everyone!

This was on my second quarter list for the 2016 finish along.

4 thoughts on “Effective Contrast, a finished study

  1. That’s an interesting experiment, and raised issues I never thought of. I usually just stick to a mix of light medium and dark fabrics, choosing fabrics I like from my local quilt shop. Good post.


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