I asked one of my volunteers to show me her fabrics. She sent me three photos, which she called darks mediums and lights.
Here are her lights, and as you can see when I convert them into B&W they are all light still.
Well light enough when you put them next to the darks.
Here are her darks, and converted into B&W, they are certainly darks.
Here are her so called mediums, and you can probably tell I have a problem with them.
(Honestly this volunteer always has had a problem picking mediums, but still makes the most gorgeous quilts!)
When I put the darks on the lights… enough contrast
When I put the mediums on the lights
But when I put all three I see…
Those mediums would not work as lights with these darks, they are too close.
I suggested she pull some more lights from her scraps and stash, so she did.
So your next step… look seriously at your fabrics and put them where they belong, lights and darks. If you have cut your size squares out already, then start pairing them up. Stack a light and a dark with right sides together.
If you are using fat quarters, pair them up, light and dark, right side together.
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