Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Exploration

Rocked up to Deb Louie's quilt class and was very cheeky.

I have been dabbling in alternate quilting styles for awhile and wanted to have a demo on curved piecing.

So I said at the start of class which is supposed to be machine applique " I want to learn curved piecing" I even brought a few small scraps.   HA!

Was quickly dispatched to the shelves for 1/2 meter pieces of   6 fabrics including one blackish.

How to demo followed and here are the results.


By the conclusion of class I had worked from the top through the strip below the grey & black line.

I was very pleased. My home work included a thin section with a bit of zingy red. DONE
A section of longer strips. DONE


Up to the next decision :  What order to place the solid blocks of colour  in for the bottom?
Looking at the brown back on the left as in the top I thought would provide continuity.

Well maybe it is  a repetition of colour BUT the grey in the centre is too solid and detracts some a feeling of movement

                         Back to the colour placement in the first photo. The grey shifts further to the right giving a more fluid line. Also two blocks of brown in the top right and to two blocks of brown on the bottom left leads the eye from top to bottom without being a strong diagonal.

All that said I wondered?????


 What happens if I flip

 

Or summersault

HUM

for now I'm going to continue with the horizontal but vertical curves are on the horizon.

What's on your quilting horizon? A finish ? A new quilt? Some experimenting?

Whatever it is enjoy yourself.  Terry



5 comments:

Lurline said...

I'm loving it, Terry!
Hugs - Lurline.

Jane Galley said...

Looks amazing. I was only thinking about curved lines this week, you've done it beautifully

Rachaeldaisy said...

Terry, This is brilliant!! I love the way you'll learn a skill or get an idea and you run with it!!

Nat Palaskas said...

What about using it on architect challenge? You can slice into a few pieces and re-stack with another solid color in between the stacks. Just an idea! Great job, I bet you had fun - Hugs Nat

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I bet you had a great time with Deb Terry! I missed out on her class this year but will definitely have to do it next year!