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It seems that learning to become a certified quilt judge starts with . . . FRUIT.
Okay, fruit is not the point, but it makes a handy drawing subject. It will sit for long periods without complaint, plus it makes a tasty snack in the end.
The point is to work through a series of exercises to show that I'm serious about the judging program, and to prove that I understand basic artistic principles.
First up: Blind Contour Drawing.
Eyes on the fruit, pencil on the paper, shield the page so there is no peeking, and DRAW!
Follow the edges of the fruit, and theoretically the pencil moves with your eyes to capture what you see. Theoretically. ;-)
Blind contour drawing.
Next, Semi-Blind Contour Drawing.
Semi-Blind Contour Drawing.
Set the timer again.
Same rules as for blind contour, except that I could peek and reposition the pencil on the page when I changed fruits. After that, each fruit was drawn blind.
At first I treated the grapes as a single piece of fruit, but on my fifth (and final) attempt I started peeking for each grape. They each count as a piece of fruit, right? Ha!
And, finally, a simple Contour Drawing where you glance at the paper as needed (no shield), but are encouraged to look at the fruit most of the time.
I'm looking forward to moving along. I've done exercises like these before, which makes them less intimidating, but also less exciting. I recognize their value, but am glad to have these ones checked off the list!
All work and no play? NO WAY!!!
Amy and her friend, Adrienne, decided they'd like to learn how to make a circle quilt. They brought fabric and wine, and we dove right in.
All the pieces are cut and ready to sew into blocks, but we are saving that for another day.
Cutting circles leaves weird scraps . . . and, did I mention the wine???
No post would be complete without a bit of
Quilty Goodness, Fresh off the Frame
Client quilt - Wrought Iron pantograph
Quilt of Valour that came to me as a stack of blocks gathered from across Canada.
Feels great to be almost finished!
Linking up with:
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Free Motion Mavericks @ Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing
Try, Learn, Grow!
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