A Quick Way to Check Color Value – The Lack of Color

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I’m starting on a new quilt that will rely heavily on color value and wanted to sort my stack of fabrics into dark, medium and light piles.  Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you have it quite right when looking at the colors.  The hues and color saturation can fool the eye, so to double check, I take a photo.  In this case, a horribly grainy phone pic in the dim pre-dawn light.  (Ugh, sorry.)

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And yes, Diego is still a “helpful” assistant.

Then I used a phone app to remove the color from the photo, which makes the value easier to see.

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With this view, I grabbed the fourth from the left in the medium section and moved it to the lights.  The one to the very far right might have gone better in the mediums, but I left it.

Now to start cutting!

sarahsigres

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