|using a digital camera to help with placement of blocks and color values|
Technique: using a digital camera to aid in layout arrangement and color value of your quilt top
Today at my quilting club at The Point on 3rd & Vine my friend Gwen was laying out her squares for the "Rag Quilt" she was making. She had laid out her layered flannel 6" squares in a pleasing pattern and asked for me to check it out. her layout looked good but I had my digital camera with me and remembered a tip a friend had given me about color values & layout arrangement using the camera to help me see it better. So I did take a picture and showed it to Gwen. we both noticed that the 2 squares in horizontal row 4 & 5 (third vertical row from the right) seemed to be almost the same color value and give the top a white patch in that area. So we switched the block placement and as you can see in the bottom photo was a more pleasing arrangement. The camera on your cell phone would work just as well.
Have you tried this technique yourself? Share your thoughts about it.
|switching the blocks gives the layout a more pleasing arrangement.|