Wednesday, April 26, 2006

I worked on my Color Theory Class using Illumination. The goal is to get parts of the quilt to appear to glow, either with much brighter colors or outstanding colors (i.e. pure light colors on a black background). I used a pattern that appeared in the current American Quilter called fractures to try out breaking up a flower. I think that it came out decently but I would not fuse again (she suggests using 1/8 inch seams) and would stick to the 1.5 inch squares. I am also going to show a larger quilt piece that I completed two years ago - I altered a shoofly block to get the effect. I am also trying to put a penguin picture together using the sun to create the effect but I am having problems with it - instead spending time working on my quilt guild's brown bag exchange.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

The wedding is over and was quite successful. Had a fun drive from Denver to Kansas City through a series of tornado storms, spent more time with my brother and sister-in-law than I had for over twenty years (and had fun), saw lots of family and watched a fun wedding. Yes, my sister, you can have a victory dance. The dogs survived their kennelling with few problems and I was able to get back to quilting with an easy mind. Had another double complement piece to do so I used the paintings by Tarvay as the basis for some resting woman. I included a small memory of Zac in the piece since he died during its creation. Got to say that my quilting work has improved greatly. I got to include some silk ribbon work which I am just learning but it seemed to get lost in the larger picture.