Thursday, February 16, 2017

New idea for mod improv class

Recently I bought solid neutral strips from Craftsy because I liked how they looked. They are shades of grays and browns so I thought maybe I could use them for a quilt for lesson 3. One of the potential design ideas is vertical pieced strips separated by plain strips. E calls it bamboo!  Again the point is to get the pieces to float on the background.

So I drew out a design on my iPad in these neutral colors and black. I think this will be a pretty big wall hanging size if I decide to make it.
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What do you think? Thanks for reading.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Another busy creative week

and it feels good.....

More snow dyeing yesterday since we had 5 inches of fluffy snow.

Cottons both white and unbleached muslin dyed with black. They came out blue with some pink and white.

Thin silk fabric on the top and silk velvet fabric on the bottom. Again both came out blue. I would love to have a silk scarf like the top fabric.

"Tequila Sunrise"

Quilt top from Lesson one of Mod Improv class with Elizabeth Barton. Reminded me of the drink called a Tequila sunrise as well as the Eagles song. EB really liked this.

"The Stars Come Out at Night"

Top from lesson two of Mod Improv. This still needs to be sewn together. I already had the half square triangles in my stash so I just hung the black fabric on my design wall and added the triangle squares. The point of this lesson was to make the blocks float on the background. EB really like this.

I am thinking of participating in this challenge called threads of resistance. I have never tried to enter a juried challenge before. Wondering if my still life of corroded toxic barrels would work for this. This challenge does seem like it is right up my alley.

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Thanks for reading. Comments are appreciated.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Lesson 2...using triangles

One of the points to lesson 2 of the mod improv class is to create a quilt where the blocks "float" against the background. I had a lot of half square triangle blocks from a quilt that I stopped making back in 2015. It was going to be king sized and I decided I did not like it.

Here is some of that quilt....

I did use some of the blocks to make a large bag to lug around a quilt that I am hand quilting.

I decided to use some of the half square triangle blocks for lesson 2.

Here is the new quilt. Thanks for reading.