Subscribe via RSS
Viewing entries posted in September 2016
Are there times you'd like to create a quilt in a different color scheme? I often wonder how one of my quilts would look using orange instead of yellow for example or see a pattern I like but want to create it in a completely different color scheme. I have an easy way to decide which colors I want so I thought I'd show you this simple trick on how you can get an idea for different colors in your quilt. I'm going to use my Color Connections pattern as an example.
It's time to finish up my project and make sure I used all the words in this challenge. I already had all my words included except for two “french knot” and “ripple”.
I don't know about you, but this challenge has me doing some techniques I haven't done in a long time. It is always nice to revisit them. I'm referring to hand applique. I have always enjoyed it, just never had enough time to do a lot of it. I do like how the pieces pop up compares to fusible applique.
In my More Abstract Art for Quiltmakers, we look at the work of several well-known abstract artists. Mondrian is a huge favorite for quiltmakers...and after I show the class how he made his way from realistic painting to abstract work, I then challenge them with the following exercise:
This part was all about constructing the applique. I needed to add my bridge and also a small boat or yacht in the water.
How are you coming along with your challenge piece? The instructions for this week are coming up next, but check out how Emma is getting along first! She has created an amazing background with lots of details as you can see in this photo. She's enjoying filling out her journal pages also, it makes for an interesting read!
Linda is excited about teaching her Fireworks in Flight class again on the Academy site, but also that this quilt just won Best Embellishment award at the Best of the Valley Quilt Show and Best of Show at the Alameda County Fair, as well as acceptance into the New Quilts of Northern California at the Pacific International Quilt Show.
Those 2½" squares I'd found in my stash were perfect to get started with this challenge. I pulled the darkest out and starting at the top, lay out five columns and worked downward. I figured that once pieced that would make a top of 10" wide and if I went down 6 squares my piece will end up 10" x 12". Seems like a good size.
Are you ready for Part 2 of this challenge? I know I am! I'm really eager to get back into some quilting. Let's get started...
It might be spring in New Zealand but you wouldn't think so by the look of this photo my sister-in-law took yesterday morning!