I have tried many different techniques of sewing blocks together as well as designing quilts according to values. In Desert Sands I took 3 different fabrics of 3 different values, light, medium and dark. The fabrics were stacked together, and free form cut. You take the stacks apart and combine the pieces in blocks, everyone different and in different order. Then you start sewing them together and see what happens. Here I also used a fourth fabric to bring out some of the design details in the overall look. The quilting is also different in each block. Might any of these colors be your favorite?