I'm behind on my posting and I do have a few to catch up on. The recent fabric shortage had me in a design frenzy, but I endeaver to catch up now.
Recently Bill Kerr of Fun Quilts came to pay a visit at the Garden State Quilters.
His presentation was on the theory of "luminosity" in quilting. It was very interesting and enlightening (rrr).
I attended his workshop the next day. Here are some quilts that display luminosity that Bill brought to share with us:
Such serious students....
Here is my friend, Lori's, quilt. I love this quilt. See the luminosity the light yellow created? cool...This is a quilt I made a few years ago, and it has luminosity also. It has to do with color and contrast. It's a formula of sorts and that is what we were trying to identify and create.
Bill's such a nice person. I may be biased, but aren't most mid-westerners?
Bill gave us each a photo copy of a painting that showed luminosity. Our assignment was to create a color block that represented the proportion of color.
Here is mine:
Lori's:Darn - don't remember who's, sorry!
Bill suggested that we make a little quilt using just half square trianges in a broken dishes setting with this study. So here is my work in progress:
And finished. Rich suggested that I place the trianges to really represent the painting, so I did. He also called "dibs" on this piece, as he really liked it.
here is a close up of the quilting. I just did waves in brown thread.
and finally, the back, left over really broken dishes....
It was a great creative exercise. One that I really thought about, as opposed to my intuitive way of working.
This is my quilt project so far: (sorry, forgot to crop - nice vent)
And these are little pin cushions that I'm making to thank friends who have been extra generous with selvages.
I hope to post again tomorrow -