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Last week I started designing a new quilt. I manipulated a photo to make a better composition, then printed it out and pinned it to my design wall to think about and consider changes.
A lasting work of art is both beautiful AND intriguing.... abstraction is the way to go!!!
This week I've been working on my new Bargello. As you may remember a few weeks ago I talked about the fabric colors I was going to use which turned out to be a split complementary colorway.... so here's my progress report with a few tips for constructing a Bargello.
Have you ever wanted to learn about modern quilts? Elizabeth has a great online workshop "Mod Meets Improv" to teach you. She explains a little more about her workshop and this new way of quilting...
Have you ever taken an online quilting mystery workshop? They sure can be a lot of fun as you work your way through them. I've written a couple of these and I have to say, neither is only about the mystery. Both workshops include a lot of learning as well. My most recent mystery is based on art quilting definitely written for those quilters who would like to dabble in art quilts but unsure where to start or art quilters who just want a bit of fun in designing and creating.
Bedazzled and bamboozled by color? Consider a class! Once you know the basics of color theory, color choices become so much easier...in any medium.
Happy to say that Elizabeth Barton, one of our teachers, has recently had several quilts purchased by the City of Atlanta for their public libraries... including an abstract quilt. Elizabeth has two abstract quilt classes one of which is Abstract Art for Quiltmakers (starts Friday) that focusses on women abstract painters. The class covers a lot of ground for there are many different kinds of abstraction
Amazing designs can come about when you draw in perspective and it isn't as hard as you might think. Anita Eaton teaches an online workshop for simply that, "Perspective in Quilting" and today she is offering a free short tutorial on how to draw a Flying Geese Border in perspective. If this whets your appetite for perspective creations, then wait till you see her workshop!
Can you write letters? Then you are able to sketch as much as you need to make a modern quilt.... and do not worry about not being able to draw like an artist!
Creating the illusion of depth by various uses of perspective is an interesting challenge when quilting. Looking at various artworks can help us learn about how to do that and how people at various times in history used perspective.