Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hidden Views

Hidden Views was the latest quilt challenge for my quilt group. Other than the title, the only guide line was that the size was to be in multiples of 6". Examples: 6x6, 12x 24 or 6x30 up to a maximum of 36". I chose to think of view as a mental thought. So, I bush lettered a quote on white fabric, cut it into squares and then added color using a Gelli plate.

The first design had all the squares without the black spacing and I found that people were spending too much time trying to play a game and figure out the wording. So, I ripped it apart (as ye sew, so shall ye rip), cut the squares smaller and added the black.

I also discovered that there are two sides to the fabric! By flipping nine squares over, the piece was not so "in your face". I hope that people will reflect on a hidden view that they might have. 

You can see work by other members on our blog, Pins and Needles Art Quilters.  

There has been time for sketching, something that has been encouraged by the teachers and talented students in Sketch Skool.

This is a model from a magazine.

 This is after Mary Engelbreit's wonderful people.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sketch Skool

Here is the first page in my new Moleskin journal of work inspired by /Andrea Joseph. This paper seems best for using the many new ballpoint and Micron pens that I have purchased. Oh boy, so many more pages to fill!!