Value Proposition Map for Block 6
Value Proposition Recipe for Block 6
- Cut 16 Light identified as A* on Map ( 8 for Round 2 and 8 for Round 3)
- Cut 9 Medium identified as B on Map (1 for Center and 4 for Round 2 and 4 for Round 3)
- Cut 6 Medium-dark identified as C on Map (for Round 1)
- Cut 6 Dart identified as D on Map (for Round 3)
My Value Proposition Block
This is my Block 6 shown in black and white. Notice that I've used stripes and that I paid attention to the direction of the stripes. By doing this it add interest but more importantly it makes the block look more controlled. If the stripes were just going every which way I think it would be jarring and it would be uncomfortable looking at the block. You don't have to use stripes but if you do think about how they will be used.
HELPFUL TIP: Sometimes when I use stripes the direction of the stripe needs to change as was the case in my Block 6. If you look at the striped hexagons in the 3 and 9 o'clock positions you will notice that they run from point to point rather than side to side as is the case with all the others. If you choose to use a directional print what I do is mark an arrow on the paper hexagon so when I place it on my fabric I know that the stripes should run parallel to the arrow!
And now for my Block 6 in colour! Notice that my lights are not very light but they are lighter than the darker fabrics, sometimes just a little bit darker. As long as the lights are lighter than the mediums and the mediums are lighter than the darks you will be fine! It is a great way to experiment with value and to come up with some interesting results!
If you are looking for previous Block installments of my Value Proposition QAL you will find all of the links under the tab Quilt Alongs by Karen H just under the banner. I hope you enjoy making Block 6. Block 7 will be available on July 11, 2014. If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email. I send an email response to every comment so if you don't hear from me it means you are a no-reply blogger.
Until I post again, happy sewing!