Wow, I had a great time at Joen’s class on Saturday. It was a lecture class and we didn’t sew, tho we did get to play in the fabrics we brought.
I learned about layering design using color. I’m making Barbara Brackman’s Civil War quilt this year using my Civil War repros. So, here’s a link to Barbara’s block 1. See how Barbara started with the light in the center and worked to a dark background? Well, Joen suggested we start with dark in the center and add layers backward toward the light background and I tried that. Here’s my block. I like them both. One comes toward you and one goes away. Mine would be even more distinct if I didn’t have the little dark squares outside the star. And, yes, I did turn them that way on purpose.
Well, all these colors are in that photo.
Wouldnt that make a fun quilt with a few more yellows?
And, the last thing was about the color wheel. Remember this quilt? I called it monochromatic. Well, it’s not. It is an analogous color scheme consisting of yellow-green, spring green, and pure green.
It was a delightful day spent with a renowned quilter. She was witty and wry and quick to correct me if I was wrong, reminding me of the 6th grade teacher she was before. I said fussy cutting and she quickly corrected me that it wasn’t fussy of us to cut that way, but rather selective. And, that she had tried to coin the term selective cutting before fussy cutting came into use. I will try to remember.
Everybody have a great Monday. Tonight is guild meeting. The guild president has asked me to take an office on the board. I have all day to decide. I could remain obscure. Or, I could be one of the first men to serve on the board and maybe break a barrier.