Monday 20 October 2014

October Challenge - Sketch

I think it is my turn to set the challenge


I would love to have more time to do some proper drawing and sketching. I am sure it would make my quilts look better and design easier. I just need to make time or set myself a goal or a challenge.

So I want to set you all a challenge…

You must show some evidence of sketching

It could be from a photograph, or you could go out and sketch from real life, you could also draw an object inside, maybe from a museum or a treasured item in your home. You could also just start by doodling!

From the sketch you could carry out some design work to make an abstract design or you could paint a realistic picture and make a whole cloth quilt.

You must post a picture of your starting sketch on the blog

So Uta, you did some quilts from your son’s drawing so now you need to do one from your own drawings.

Size 40cm x 80cm

Any technique or colour


Sunday 19 October 2014

While I have been quiet since joining the group, I have not been idle.  I completed 4 small quilts mostly using fabric that was originally made for other larger quilts.  Working in the 40 x 80 cm size was both a plus and a minus. Since I only use my own shibori dyed fabric, and I usually quilt my work quite heavily, it was a relief to work small and to actually complete a piece in a reasonable time.  I am working on 3 very large pieces for an invited show right now and the task is exhausting (but exhilarating, too).  I found the tall narrow format challenging in that it was hard for me to get proportions right, and I'm still not sure that these are the best.  Still rather than let the perfect be the enemy of the good, here they are:

                                                            Texture through repetition:

Change in Scale:

                                                   Black grey and white with a little color:


So, there they are.  I think that I'm now caught up with the rest of the group. and I also think that I'll try to attend the show in Prague.
One last thing:  Let's all send our own Kathy Loomis a great big CONGRATULATIONS on having her work included in Quilt National 2015!  Way to go, Kathy!