Being Autism Awareness month, I decided to play around with the animal blocks we've created especially to represent Autism Awareness. In particular our new block for 2019, The Dolphins.
Have you ever made a Still Life? It is rather fun creating a Still Life picture in textiles and that's what my workshop is all about "Still Life". In the workshop you can practice with the templates I provide or you can jump straight into creating your own design. Here are some students who did just that!
When you're thinking about making a quilt you are often inspired by a photo... but it's actually harder than you think to pick the right one.... it's not always the prettiest one!!! Some photos are marvelous - as photos.... but not brilliant as an inspiration for a quilt. so choosing the right photo to start with is crucial!
I'm looking forward to Elizabeth's next session of Abstract Art for Quiltmakers so thought it would be fun to get her thought's on Abstract Art.
Last week I was playing with curves, in fact, I created a video showing you how to cut them for curved piecing. This week I'll show you a different way to make curves. Actually, it's an illusion of curves. You see Bargello Swirls appears to be curved - well you would think so being circular, but it is all straight piecing so much easier than you think. Using your rotary cutter and rulers, you never sew a curved seam.
I love reading about how things came about... what started the whole "modern quilt" movement and how is it related to improvisational designs?
A while back I wrote a post about curved piecing and some of my students have since asked if I could make a video showing how I cut those curves - so I did and wanted to share it here.
Recently I asked Linda Schmidt what she had been working and she showed me a photo of her lovely "Hidden Falls". Wow, how magnificent is this?
Have you ever thought of enrolling in Elizabeth Barton's abstract workshops? She has two, Abstract Art for Quiltmakers and More Abstract Art for Quiltmakers. Where the structure of these classes are the same, the lessons and exercises are very different. The intro of the second workshop sums itself up very well!