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This small wall hanging is my current work in progress. It is a small memory quilt, a collection of items that I have gathered over a number of years.
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.
Over the last 6 months or so I've been working on a new concept which helps quilters take the leap from traditional quilting into quilt art. One of my teacher friends described them as a "workshop in a book" which is a good way to think of it. Basically, it is a challenge project where you do your own thing following certain guidelines and using whatever you have on hand. It's a great way to use up those scraps and odd buttons, beads and charms, as well as get you started in quilt art. I call these e-books, Creative Journals.
Until Lee Vause introduced herself to the Academy of Quilting I had not heard of Zentangle so this was a whole new area of quilting for me. Of course, making tangle designs using free-motion stitching really grabbed my interest. As I worked with Lee to get her classes installed (she has two now, A Zentangle Journey Part 1 and Part 2) I knew this was something I would want to try at some point. The thought was put on hold for a while.
Do you know the difference between a basic straight bargello design and a circular bargello design? There are two main differences between these designs. The obvious one is that the bargello strips form a circle in the circular bargello and this is because all the strips are cut as wedges. The second difference is that all bargello strips are cut the same width whereas a straight bargello has many different widths to form the design. All this is covered in my Circular Bargello Class which I teach at the Academy of Quilting.