Friday, April 5, 2013
Reinventing the Wheel Off the Wall Friday
Well thanks to your encouraging words and finally the start of spring, I was much more productive this week. Not only did I manage to get officially moved into my studio but I also started a new project. Actually moving into the studio really wasn't that big a deal. I had things pretty organized in my sewing hole so there wasn't too much sorting. Still there was a lot of back and forth - not to mention putting the final touches on the studio itself. It feels great to be finally moved in!
So this week I managed to get my thread board made, a new ironing board crafted and start the last project for the room - a new quilted wall hanging. Now, I know it seems a bit cliche - and well let's face it - it is - but I wanted to have my own color wheel for the space. I started looking for inspiration on line and found plenty. One that really got me was one made by Judy Villet. She used angles to give the illusion of a wheel but with no curve piecing. Great idea! So all I had to do was create a pattern.
Now I know that most of my friends think my engineering degree is wasted on me - but honestly it isn't. I can look at a traditional quilt and usually without too much trouble figure out how to draft it. So I grabbed my largest graph paper ( I really do have a huge stash of all types!) - a pencil and rule and came up with a color "circle" of my own. Its made up of 12 triangles (splitting up the quadrants into 30 degree angles). I plan on paper piecing it right to this pattern.
Still the drafting nor the paper piecing isn't the hardest part of this
Once I get the values right, the quilt should come together easily and hopefully it will be ready for studio blog link. I would like to officially invite you all to participate in "Sew Many Spaces" this coming Wednesday. I'm going to unveil my finished space and share some organizing tips. Yes - I will be taking pictures with it "mid-project". I'm really not to fond of seeing a studio all company neat. You all can link up whenever you want - it will be open for a year. I hope you'll share your space - even if its only a dining room table. I'm inviting some more famous quilters so that we can have a peek at where the big boys create (we'll see if any accept!).
Oh - and one more thing - if you'd like to participate - but don't have a blog - you're more than welcome to link up from a photo host site (ie flikr) - just make sure you have descriptions. Any questions please email me.
So what have you all be up to creatively???