A New Project!!!Wayyy back in October I'd purchased a Quick Curve Ruler, and I tell ya...it's been difficult to resist breaking it open. A recent retreat with some quilting friends was just the excuse I needed!
As it happens (*ahem*), I'd also purchased a companion pattern (or four!) and a sweet jelly roll. All I needed to add was background fabric. A last-minute scrounge in my stash produced a chunk of white-on-white print that would work quite nicely.
|Block segments prepped for chain piecing.|
After making a test block using "sacrificial fabric", I went into production-mode. Chain piecing is a wonderful thing!
|Pile o' piecing.|
I don't have pictures of my progress, but another day of piecing should yield a finished top! Yay!!!
An Exercise.Before the retreat, I was determined to finish one more Judge Certification Programme exercise.
This time we were to consider how colour placement can create a sense of depth. We were to use the pure hues of a twelve-step colour wheel, and an architectural theme.
Hmm. More buildings.
Simplifying a design.
A few years ago in Japan I'd taken a photo of some tall, skinny apartment buildings. Perhaps it would make a good jumping off point?
After printing the photo in b&w, I outlined the main elements. When I flipped the page over, I could clearly see the marked lines, and thought it was absolutely charming!
|Rainbow colours, architectural design.|
It's challenging to create cohesion when using a rainbow of colours! I think this arrangement does the trick. At any rate, I'm reasonably pleased with it.
And DISNEY!!!Immediately after retreat, I was off to Disneyland with my daughter and grandchildren for a week of California sun and fun!
|Character experiences were a blast! Here, April and the kids ham it up with Sulley.|
|Riding the train to save our poor feet.|
Little tiger looks fierce here, but it was only for show. He's really just a pussycat!
We were so busy that I didn't even think about quilts . . . can you imagine??? Oh. my. gosh.
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