... using the simple shapes of squares and triangles.
I used this mini quilt (12" x14") as an example in the Binding Class I taught yesterday at Ewe Knit.
Students really enjoyed the class!
|quilt as you go assembly|
|Heart fabrics for February's Valentines, |
a bit of a Paris fabric since I was there in December,
some yellow for the sun I miss so,
fabric printed with words for all the emails
I write to my Italian friends while I am here in Toronto,
a Christmas fabric.
|Panels hanging on my design wall.|
Even though the fabric reads as white,
there are so many colours!
|This is the binding fabric I bought.|
It works nicely with the back blues.
The 1/2 inch that will show on the front
will add a gentle punch.
|This is the dark value group. |
Yes, even the pink ball
|Even though there are many values in this ball|
there are many strands that are dark.
I notice that the purple and blue strands are
repeated in the other balls.
I see the orange is light but as a colour
it is complimentary to blue.
There is some orange in another ball in the group.
The purple is visible is several balls. It will work.
|Gill Cameron was a beginner quilt student of mine about 9 years ago.|
|ceramic tile detail in Barcelona, Spain|
|My Veronese friend Piera's latest quilt! |
All hand pieced and hand quilted.
The outside shape of the 3-d block is a hexagon
|picture taken at the ROM in Toronto, BIG/Méga exhibit|
quote from the label: "Needlework was a professional trade
as well as a domestic skill associated with the feminine virtues
of patience, concentration and cleanliness"
|A cube quilt in the process- interesting how the quilt maker|
used a grey and black for 2 sides of the cube
and only one coloured piece.
|Popular construction of a hexagon during the 30's and 40's,|
hand pieced and hand quilted
|Charlotte's Webs in Blue|
large hexagon quilt by Judy Beca
(photo taken at the York Heritage Quilters Guild Show
Inspired by Bob Gutcher's spiderweb quilt
|I show this example when I teach the art element of value.|
Value is very visible when comparing it
to the same photo (below) in black and white.