A long time ago, I saw someone recreate Monet's Waterlilies with a pixelated quilt and I've been cutting all the scraps I would usually throw away into 1 1/2" squares with the thought that one day I will try to do something similar (it will be named The Most Tedious Project Ever), but my question concerns shades and tones. I vaguely remember some sort of colored film that a person could look through that would take the color out of fabric so you could just compare shades and hues instead of color and be able to sort fabric that way. Does anyone have any suggestions?
|Tiny percentage of 1 1/2" madness|
|Beginning of Nemo|
I'm still in the middle of several projects, but the finished February quilts that weren't custom orders were,
But, I machine bound the last two quilts... and you will probably see me listing my time-saving laziness on Etsy under the cover of "long-lasting durability." I'll just try not to think about it.
B's of the M
I'm doing two blocks of the month this year. The first is Craftsy's where I'm hand stitching the blocks in purple for a quilt for my grandmother and this is how that's shaping up...
And the other BOM is through Quilt Doodle's blog where she is running a great group. The more I look at the block I did for Feb. the more I'm disliking my color shade choices (and that one stupid seam that didn't line up)... but I'll think about that later. I did some rudimentary thread painting for the fossil that I talked about here.
Sew What's Cooking's BOM too, but every time I think of it, I'm at work and it slips my mind by the time I get home. But, I'm scheduling in some catch-up time this weekend.
Plans for March
Well, a few more 9-patches, obviously. But I've been hording Tula Pink fabric, waiting for something to catch my eye, and a quilt in the March/April edition of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting did just that. There's a quilt designed by Brigitte Heitland that I think will be perfect. I am going to cut the pattern in half to make a smaller quilt, but I think it's going to be wonderful. I've already started cutting.
I also want to do something with this fabric (I love the pictures but despise the brown background) and an applique using this big teddy bear that I printed out with Excel... see last post.
And, because one of the last yarn stores in Boston, Windsor Buttons, is closing down, I made one last pilgrimage and bought a couple of arm loads of yarn. This is the only thing I have started so far; just a simple striped, ribbed scarf to work on during my lunch-breaks at work.