I’ve joined the Yahoo Group for my online course on Encrusted Crazy Quilting by Sharon Boggan (http://pintangle.com/classes-online/encrusted-crazy-quilting/). Met lots of classmates who appear to be just like me! Same age, ready for or just retired, and a few with small children (does a dog count and put me in this bracket???). I even met a wonderful lady (“Pat”) who lives in Manchester too! So class is feeling real comfortable. Love It!
My first week’s class assignment is create a pieced block with 8+ different types of fabrics. I wanted to wait until my order from RibbonSmyth arrived before making my final decision–just in case there were some duponi silks or velvet remnants I wanted to use. In the end, I used what I had on hand.
The colors I selected are “Sunset on a Desert Garden”. I hope that explains what I was going for. Starting with deep rose up to dusky pink over to gold with peachy rose and down to sand and green. Yeah, all over the spectrum. But if you look closely, these are the colors in my center focus fabric.
So I pieced it together. Colors don’t show as brilliantly as they do “live”. Maybe this photo will help show truer colors…
An interesting item of note. Sharon talked about “lines of tension” as they apply to pieced blocks. And when I turned my pieced block over to press it, I found those “lines” being illustrated very clearly.
OK. So now I’m ready for Week #2. Bring it on!