|Fall II, Nina-Marie Sayre|
|Fall I, Nina-Marie Sayre|
So this week our studies of Abstracts brought us into a new organizational tool....the grid. Once I started thinking about it, it all seemed very familiar. That was because I had already hit upon this device with my Seasons Series. A few years back, I got it into my head that I was going to make a series of 8 abstract quilts to represent the seasons. I needed them to flank the door in my family room and I thought if I changed them seasonally, I wouldn't get sick of them! So I sat down and started sketching them out. I finished two of them ...Fall...and then I was onto another idea. I swear I have the attention span of a SQUIRREL.
With this lesson of Elizabeth's, it brought the seasons idea back to mind. They were a fun project....I really should finish it up. What I liked about it was not only was it a nice, easy way to explore the world of abstract but it also was a good way to play with form, scale, and value. Geesh...yeah I really need to finish that series!!
Maybe its because I started out a traditional quilter but I found organizing an abstract quilt this way very familiar. Each was its own little block and the blocks went together as a family to form the quilt at the end. Just because the blocks had abstracted motifs in them instead of Ohio stars meant nothing.
So here are the beginning of my new grids. I still have a TON to do on this lesson. So glad I got the extended version of this class!!
This Saturday we head south to North Carolina for a week at the John Campbell's Folk Art School. I'm taking a class in silk painting (which I've never done) and my husband is making a Windsor chair which he's never done (he's made a ton of chairs - just not particular chair - grin). There is limited WiFi at the school, but I'll be setting up a "Quote" post just in case I don't get my own post done. That way Off the Wall Friday will run as usual!!
Hope Everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday. I sure love Summer!