14 January 2022
08 January 2022
|Adding to the Four Patch blocks I've hand and machine pieced.|
|Calendar color of the month page I saved from my last year calendar.|
07 January 2022
01 January 2022
That's right: it's 2022 and it's time for our next challenge.
I've been around the houses a bit on this one. Had an idea, discarded it. Had another idea - it was okay, but wasn't really something I wanted to try, which didn't feel quite in the spirit of things. I have considered both block-based challenges and one or two that, like the symmetry/asymmetry one, might push us to think about our approaches in a more general way. Nothing has quite floated my boat and it it's not doing it for me, that's not the greatest of starts, is it?
But to get to the point, after all that beating around the quilty bush, I am setting a challenge I am calling 'pick a colour'. I have a pinterest board where I save things just because they have colour combinations I love. It has everything from buildings to landscapes to spools of thread.
I save them but then they just sit there and I'm guessing I'm not the only person who does that. I even have, saved in a notebook, written descriptions of colour palettes, from other peoples quilts, from nature (and yes, my family do laugh at me when I sit there trying to recall all the colours I saw at the bottom of a rockpool).
So I am asking you to pick a colour palette, no limits or restrictions on how many, or how few shades it includes. Maybe you could try a colour you wouldn't normally think of, or throw an oddball into the mix. Maybe you think that's a hideous option and you want to use 57 shades of blue. Whatever you want is okay, but if possible, share an inspiration picture or description, so we can have the fun of seeing where it leads you.
31 December 2021
21 December 2021
Here's my two attempts at working with the latest AHIQ prompt, symmetry/asymmetry. Or better yet, what I ended up with after winding through the process journey and hoping something would come up looking asymmetrical. While symmetry comes a lot more naturally to me, asymmetry does not fill me with terror or otherwise stop me in my tracks. I went with asymmetry mostly because it is the one that I'm least likely to attempt at first pass.
|Ode to Joy|
|A new, scrappy baby quilt|