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Saturday, March 12, 2011

2011 Journal Quilt 10

Once again I am using a block from the past.  In 1991 (wow, 20 years ago, time flies) I started teaching colorwash classes.  I always took samples of colorwash made with different size squares so everyone could see they weren't locked into 1.5",
2" or 2.5" squares.  This sample, the 16 squares in the center, used 2" squares.  I also have a sample made of 1.5" squares and one made with 1" squares.  In all of my larger colorwash pieces I use 2.5" squares.  See a lot of my colorwash quilts here.

18 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

I like the look of colorwash. It shows a lot of light refractions. I am going to start cutting squares for some experiments soon. Chris

Gene Black said...

Thanks Wanda, looking back at your colorwash quilts gave me some great inspiration.

hetty said...

Love your journal quilt! In fact, all of your colourwash quilts are fantastic!

LynCC said...

Your colorwashes are so beautiful! Breathtaking.

Connie said...

Beautiful colors in your colorwash, it looks like you put a binding on this one or is it a serged edge?

colorquilter said...

It is fun to see older, favorite fabrics when we pull out old blocks. I still have some of those, too. Looks like a couple of Hoffmans in there. I liked most of all that you show that it is the value that makes the colorwash quilts work not just the size of the patchwork.

Sue said...

Your colorwash quilts are spectacular!

Julia said...

Very Nice. I like the transition from darks to lights.

Muddling Through said...

That is a beautiful piece! But then I love all of your colorwash artwork. One of these days I'll be confident enough to try one. You inspire me!

Anonymous said...

I agree...'wow 20 years old', this one is timeless. So refreshing.

J~MT

Terri said...

In your case color wash is the wrong term... yours is color infused! Just gorgeous!

Miki Willa said...

I still love the colorwash quilts. I haven't made one, but I think I may give it a try on a small journal sized piece. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Love your colorwash. I love to do colorwashes myself. I see some fabrics I have myself in this journal. Roberta

jovaliquilts said...

It's nice to parse the quilt and see how it went from 16 square patches to a rectangle. It's a perfect little springtime quilt.

Lynn said...

I found you. Not sure you NEED another follower LOL but you have lots to offer here so I will become #722! ;0
I love your wonky square quilts!

Bobbie said...

Colorwash is amazing! How do you do that? I wish I could sort out my scraps/stash in order of value..I can't do it like you do..is there a trick to it?

Pat said...

Although I have never made a colorwash quilts they are always the quilt that draws me in at a quilt show. Yours are all very beautiful and I am sure more fantastic in person.

Karen said...

I did a whole series of colorwash quilts and this gives me an idea of whtat to do with some random leftover squares. Thanks Wanda as always for wonderful inspiration!!