So I've heard about value and it's importance in quilt design, and I've seen the cool HST quilts that play with value. Katie even has a tutorial on it. I've never really thought about it much though - until now.
I was happily making oversized pinwheels in a favorite new color combo. Isolated, they read very clearly, but something happened when I put the quilt together. The pinwheels kind of got lost.
It's interesting to find that, even though the colors are very distinct, the yellow and gray pinwheels blend right together where their values are too similar, particularly the lighter fabrics.
I can't decide if I want to rip it apart to weed out the offenders, or try to save the design with some emphatic quilting. It may get shelved for a while. Anyway, lesson learned!