I can enjoy a quilt if the color is not my personal taste or if I don't care for a fabric print. However, for a piece to work, the value must be on target. If you would like to read more about the importance of value, read my blog entry I Owe, I Owe, It's Off to Blog I Go. For a general color theory refresher and how value and color work hand in hand, you may also wish to read Color Theory for Quilters Exposed.
Fortunately, as quilt makers we learn from our mistakes and are constantly evolving. Since I put Water Lilies down I have had the "value lesson" burned into my psyche. I had also learned quite a bit from working on my Baltimore Album BOM project. In fact, Baltimore BOM Block One Split Leaves tells the tail of my embroidery thread "Ah Ha" moment (Tips #2 and #3).
Mercy in Miami
(aka The Savage Quilter)