Sunday, February 16, 2014

Jessica's Color Party

Last month, the very darling, Jessica Darling led a color workshop for my guild, HMQG.

I loved it, I learned a LOT. Though my lesson was not so much about color. What I learned was a lesson in improvisational piecing.

Grids, perpendicularity, parallel-ness, -- those things make my heart soar. Does that make me anal, right-brained, a control freak? Maybe, I don't know. I do know I love & admire quilts that aren't like that & I really do want to, at the very least, experiment with that sort of quilt making, but for now this improv quilt is all right angles & straight lines but with a "use what's there" approach. Who knows, maybe this is how *my* improv looks -- not so much about wonky angles & wavy seams but use-it-as-you-find-it scrap combinations.

Anyway, Jessica led a very entertaining & educational workshop. I like the little quilt that I made. And I tried something new to me when it came to quilting -- I quilted it to death! Straight lines, 1/8 to 1/4 inch apart! Unfortunately, I love the look & feel of this quilting. Why unfortunately? Because it takes FOREVER!
Things worth having are worth waiting/working for -- or some such nonsense. Right?


11 comments:

barbara woods said...

just think what a bed quilt would take

cauchy09 said...

i love that kind of quilting! great project, as always. xoxo

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love this quilt!! Great use of negative space, it almost makes the pieced part look as though its floating. The quilting suits it perfectly!!

Tonya Ricucci said...

beautiful~!

Becca said...

I looooove this! Well done!

MariQuilts said...

Looks wonderful.....I love that kind of quilting as well.

Hilary said...

Gorgeous!! I loved seeing it in person on Saturday!

amy and the bad cats said...

I love this quilt so so much. It's just gorgeous!

Nifty Quilts said...

I LOVE this quilt! And you got it quilted already! Really beautiful.

Little Island Quilting said...

This is simple and gorgeous...simply gorgeous really :-)

QuiltingCyclist said...

Beth, This is a wonderful quilt. You just amaze me. It is just right.