Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SAQA Auction Dream Collection

I've been absent from here lately, the stretch of purely fantastic weather has me outside every chance I get.  But an e-mail prompted me to participate in the fun of creating a Dream Collection of all the SAQA auction quilts I would love to buy if money were no object.

I call my collection Abstract Geometrics - I love these compositions of pure color and shape – what remains when subject matter, pattern, texture and surface design are pared away.

Hope you enjoyed my collection.  Don't forget to visit the SAQA site and pick out the quilts you want to bid on when the auction opens!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

"Final" Rockers #3 Top

Here is the "final" version of Rockers #3.  Final is in quotation marks because the upper left is still bothering me, the line between the green and the light yellow is awkward.  The puckering is not as bad as it looks and can be controlled in the quilting, but the line is just not right.  Yet.   Hence, "final," as in turned in for class, but not final as in ready to quilt.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Rockers #3 Pieced and Revised

Last week when I was done piecing, I shared an image of this piece on Facebook.

I was pretty happy to have finished piecing it in a couple weeks - probably about 12 hours total.  But seeing it on the wall, and especially in the photograph, I was bothered by the upper left corner.  First there was too much of the light yellow color.  Second, it didn't really contrast with the bright yellow figure, so the figure sort of mushed into the background. Third, the curve of the yellow into the spruce color stood out because it was the sharpest curve and the only curve that is not a figure. 

I could carry on about a lot of other reasons it bugged me, but you get the idea.  I played for a few minutes pinning some colors over the yellow, and quickly found an option I liked:

This morning I was able to quickly piece that in.  I likes "quickly!"  Here's how it looks now:
I am much happier with this.  I like the way the dark green forms a shape, and I think I even like the hourglass shape of the spruce enough to keep the curve, if I can cut down the left side to do away with the awkward way the line intersects the curve on the bottom.