I’ve been working on a set of nesting baskets like these for a patient client. We had chosen some blues and purples from my stash to use in the scrappy stripe. As I was laying them out, I thought I’d snap a pix for a “Snapshots from the Studio” post. Looking at the picture in the LCD in the back of the camera, I thought to myself that I’d like to check the values of the fabrics by converting the color picture to black and white, which I would normally do in PhotoShop, but I didn’t want to stop and download the photos to edit. Then I remembered that my camera has some conversion capabilities in it! 3 seconds later, I had a B&W photo and I saw that indeed there was a lot of differing values in the stripes! Easy Peasy!
I saw that I had lots of changes of value, and moved on! Soon, I had a strip of “sketchy stripes”:
I’ve got a video of how I improvisationally piece these as an “online extra” for the projects I had in Quilting Arts 101 Patchwork Projects, it’s located here (you’ll have to become a member of their site to see it).
I got as far as piecing them into the sides:
Speaking of tomorrow, I’ll be closing my giveaway late Tuesday night, make sure to enter if you haven’t already!