As I worked on this Impractical Color wheel I learned a little something. Giving the motifs a little room to breathe, at least visually, allows the color to speak, and the piece looks a little less crowded. The transition from red to orange is visually tight, reading as a bit overwhelming. The transitions after that… Continue reading Quilts Speak
Over the last few days I've been working on the handout for Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain or The Impractical Color Wheel. One more review and I'm ready to go to print with it. There are options for designing your color wheel from a simple series of circles to a graduated squares.… Continue reading Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain
This Saturday January 20th is Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY. This will be a fun class, and not at all scary as we'll be making an Impractical Color Wheel using our own thread, and you'll be able to purchase new thread from the shop,… Continue reading Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition
This whole impractical color wheel is causing me to change the way thread gets stored: rather than by fiber, it's by color. Whaaaaa? Yeah. Years ago I spent an afternoon stitching with Elizabeth Rosenberg in her quilt studio. She sorted her thread by color rather than fiber, it befuddled me a bit, because isn't fiber… Continue reading Sorting
As the snow fell, the wind howled, and The Lord of the Rings played in the background I took the last few stitches in purple on this version of the Impractical Color Wheel. As those stitches completed, the idea for the next one developed, I made notes in my planner so I'd remember, and went… Continue reading During the Blizzard
Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain is all about well, stitching the scary stuff in your brain. Okay, this isn't so much scary for me as it is fun, and challenging. Sometimes it's the challenge of figuring out what goes wheres. Sometimes it's the challenge of staying focused while stitching a lot… Continue reading And then I said, My Brain is a Strange and Unusual Place
Why yes! It is the New Year. My Franklin Planner has some ink including the Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling. I'm currently working on color wheel number two: red/orange orange/yellow green next up blue, and that will have some green because I found a spool… Continue reading Happy New Year!