I dove right in and finished the first five early on.
|Two gray scales, one colour wheel, and two colour exercises = 5 finished exercises|
|"Circular" composition with colourful focal point.|
|"Symmetrical" composition, though when it is turned sideways it becomes "asymmetrical".|
I suppose it could also be a "vertical" or "horizontal" composition, depending on how you look at it!
About this time I was telling myself to keep calm and carry on, as I completed another customer quilt and the eighth exercise this month.
|Analogous colour exercise (diagonal composition).|
Right in the middle of all this, I decided to set up a photo studio in my sewing room and apply to a government art acquisition program. The application process required some serious "hoop jumping", which ate up a couple of days. I'm glad to have done it, but...YIKES!!!
Snatched some time to quilt Amy's beautiful circle quilt, take a lovely jaunt to the city (bye bye to five "work" days - hello friends and quilt shops!), and place orders so I won't run out of thread and batting.
A glance at the calendar told me I'd better get a move on. Next up was a colour exercise. I'm not in love with this one, but it meets the criteria - a landscape made using cool colours, at least seven values, and a distinct compositional style.
|"Diagonal" composition in cool colours, based on my own photo of Mount Fuji.|
And, that's NINE done. One more to go!
It's still March until midnight!
My plan is to tackle two more line and colour exercises (they go hand in hand) this afternoon.
I will meet my goal if it's the last thing I do!
Unless I decide to quilt instead. (Ha! Watch the master procrastinator at work!!!)
I have another customer quilt loaded, basted, and stitched in the ditch, and the fun part is beckoning!
|Preparing to baste - need to straighten lines across the quilt.|
Because you know I'm all about that BASTE, 'bout that baste, no trouble...
(ha! A little play on Meghan Trainor's catchy tune - aka, ear worm. You're welcome.)
I'll be linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes with an "almost there", but I don't feel like I missed the target. In fact, I'm feeling quite satisfied with my progress!
Check out my sidebar to see where the other parties are today - there's something fun for every day of the week!
PLUS, on the first of each month it is Fresh Sewing Day at Lily's Quilts where lots of interesting folks show what they've been working on. She invites a "small blog" link up, too, where you might find more bloggy friends.
Have a lovely week!
Try, Learn, Grow!
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