The pattern has three 'elevations' with a light, medium and dark value of each fabric giving the appearance of light coming into the quilt from above, once the blocks are sewn together.
Since I started to work at the quilt shop, I have cut portions of fabric for at least a dozen of these kits. Sometimes deciding what was medium or dark was easy. Sometimes the values were relative to the print being used.
The kit could be done with only three fabrics and a center color, or it could be done with six fabrics or nine, or as my kit was made up, with 24 fabrics.
I bought the kit so I wouldn't have to think about the color choices, and I'm sure I will love it, but getting myself organized to sew was a bit of a challenge.
First we made a chart, and laid out all the fabrics, from one to eight down, and L/M/D across. After cutting, we needed to then pair up the pieces according to the chart. Each piece has a light, a medium, and a dark bar, but they're different depending upon their relative location in the row.
All I can say is that the quilt designer Chris is probably a genius.
Never in a million years would I have had the patience to figure out what each one of those blocks should look like!
That said, once I got organized and figured out what was required, the sewing was actually quite simple. Picture a triangular log cabin block. Think partial seams. Easy peasy!