I design quilts for Quilting Treasures Fabric Company. Patterns for designs created by myself and other designers are available for free download from the Quilting Treasures project page. When one of my quilts is posted on their page I'll post the link here for you. My latest design is for the Blue Moon collection from Studio 8. This is very pretty collection that resembles delft blue china. The quilts I designed come in queen size and lap size. Click on the quilt to get the directions.
If you find yourself becoming intimidated by the concept of value relationships,
try an exercise like the one below. I don't have a natural ability for color
theory. So I've spent time playing with fabric trying to attain some skill
with color. Working with a monochromatic palette makes it easier to
For this project I chose a quilt block that had three colors. I replaced the colors
with Grey Scale equivalents; the lightest color becomes white, the darkest color
becomes black and the remaining color becomes grey. Now chose a color to
work with and find three values in that color, light medium and dark. Make
a few samples to see the results of your selection. Don't forget to play
with the borders.
The proportion of the border width in relation to the block size can make or
break a design. I'll talk about proportions another time.