Friday, November 30, 2012

Bragging Rights: JC Campbell 2012 Class

Yes, as a teacher I have bragging rights for my JC Campbell fall class this year. It was all about the 60 degree angle with quite an array of designs emerging. Using the equilateral Grid Grip as a design element they drew on the gridded freezer paper, coded the paper and then used it as a template, adding the quarter inch seam allowance,  for each of their projects. 

 A study in diamonds was a past wall hanging made for an AQS charity event became the inspiration for Nancy's work in progress below. As noted she turned her baby block set ups in another direction.
 Charnell used total restraint for her mountain scape small wall hanging, but then had the benefit of completing her project!
 With a baby quilt in mind, Barbara kept it simple and played off the dark, light and medium aspect of the design. Nothing simple about piecing those "Y" connections, however.
 Linda from Alaska was able to work out an intriguing array of batik fabrics for a small wall hanging.

Waynette decided on a full quilt top working with a 9" diamond that evolved into four patches and nine patches taking advantage of that perfect obtuse, open angle for the mountain range. Stars with personality accent the sky. Wonder if she will put a border on this? Great job!
 Patsy was very proud to complete an adaptation of a favorite camera shot from a western trip.

 Always great to have that over achiever in class as Maxine proves it completing two designs.
 Sandra came with an amazing picture from a vacation trip and struggled to interpret it in fabric. It was not easy. I shared with her my favorite quote, "A task easily done leaves little satisfaction", so in the end she was very satisfied.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Fall Catch Up, 2012

A busy quilt fall started in August with a grand celebration of the 30th anniversary of 
The Western North Carolina Quilt Guild, celebrating quilting and friendship. 
I was very proud to be the founding President and more proud to be here to witness it's growth.

 Then it was off to Springfield, Ohio to the Remembrance Quilt Guild. How best to get the ambiance of any guild than to view their Show and Tell.
 I taught my TriAxial weaving. It is such fun watching those 60 degree diamonds evolve from simple over and under weaving. Here Yana works on finishing, which she did!

What a pleasure to drive south on that country road, highway 68, to view many blocks on barns. It is not easy to get a picture, but a U turn and parking just off the road got me this shot. Yes, that is tobacco  
hanging below the hexagons. BTW, I am reading Barn Quilts by Suzi Parron. I highly recommend it for a stimulating explanation of this exciting growth.