Thursday, April 2, 2009

It's been a bit of a Journey........

Did a landscape workshop some time back with the talented Lorraine Carthew, had a wonderful time and learnt lots, but the big thing I learnt was that I really don't have much of an idea on colour and contrast, witness the Pretty Posy blocks, choose the prettiest fabrics, just love them all, but when assembled into the blocks the flowers all blend into one another, this isn't so important on the 9 patches that will be with the posies, the colours just flow into one another and create an impression of colour and shadow.
I have had lots of advice, not the least of which came from the ladies at Needlework & Patchwork groups, I also got a lot of advice and info from Kirsty Duncan at http://twolimeleaves.wordpress.com/ about fusing methods and thread colours , also from Robyn Alexander from Colourstreamshttp://www.colourstreams.com.au/ , the result is that in using the lovely variagated silk from Colourstreams these flowers are now more defined and I'm a lot happier about where this quilt is heading.
Now all I have to do is smarten up those stitches haha.
So thank you all for your unstinting input and info to a learner.
To see the great work that Lorraine does go to http://www.lozquilts.com/gallery.html she does the most amazing portraits and mosiac quilting as well as the stunning landscapes.

1 comment:

clare's craftroom said...

I'd be very pleased too ! That quilt is going to be so lovely , can't wait to see it finished .