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Friday, January 20, 2012

Warm/cool zig zag.....

I needed this top finished for a sample in my color class yesterday to show warm/cool as one type of contrast, the other being light/dark.  It is 60" x 72" right now so I have to decide if it needs a border or if it is a lap quilt just the way it is.
I only took photos of one part of my color class.  I had 9 students so there was plenty to do.  I had them divide the 100 squares into colors with oddball fabrics like zebra stripes laying on the sidelines.  I had them fill out an evaluation sheet so I could see where I can make improvements when I teach this the next time.  I passed out the evalutation sheets at the beginning so they already knew what the questions were.  My pet peeve is getting an evaluation sheet thrust at me at the end of a class when I'm tired and packing to go home.  I would rather know what things the teacher wants to be evaluated on before the class begins.  Then it is easy to fill it out with speed at the end of the class.

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24 comments:

Diane said...

Wonderful idea to hand out the evaluations at the beginning! Looks like a great class.

Jody said...

what fun your classes must be! Such good info from a true colorist!
I think your quilt is too pretty not to have borders - like a painting w/o a frame. I love it!

Lynne said...

Many people forget temperature can be a contrast. For some reason it seems to be easier for many people to remember value and colour.

karenfae said...

looks like fun, yes I agree give a sheet out at the beginning with questions than they can think about it.
Karen

patty a. said...

The zig zag quilt is just plain yummy! Glad that you class went well.

SeeingStars said...

The photo of your color class just makes me want to take it! Looks like it was informative and hands on. Would you consider traveling to a guild for a presentation and workshop? Another question ... do you sleep? Ever? :)

Michele Bilyeu said...

Always love your class photos...so much fun! And the warm/cool zig zags jazzed me up this morning. My life has been so polarized lately..hot/cold...that it's a wonderful reminder that warm/cool is a life choice as well ;)

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Good idea to hand out the evaluations at the beginning of the class - and good on you for including an evaluation in the first place! I've attended classes where we're not even asked to evaluate the teacher or process, and feedback would probably have been helpful.

I'm loving your warm/cool quilt, and I agree with Jody about the borders.

cottonreel said...

I always admire your zigzag quilts

Anonymous said...

Zig-Zag is so full of your 'Wandaful' expertise... love it! All stitched and pressed always makes a creation look it's best.

I am assuming the color wheel with fabrics coming from each solid triangle is yours. A photo says a thousand words.... Thanks.

J~MT

Muddling Through said...

Your zig zag is so beautiful. I think I'd be real tempted just to frame it and hang it where I could see it every day.

capitolaquilter said...

looks like a class I would have loved. they are lucky to have you as a teacher.
the warm/cool zig zag is great as is.

Cathi said...

Wow!!!!!!!! I love that warm/cool zig zag just as it is! It is absolutely gorgeous!
What a great idea to give the students the feedback form before the class began. That makes so much more sense than giving it to them at the end of the class and I bet you get way more responses.

Kate said...

That is a gorgeous sample by the way! You know, when you hand out forms up front it also signals that you are serious about the class and serious about taking on board any feedback. I think that makes a big difference to the atmosphere of the day...

Purple Pam said...

I am sure your color class was a great success. You really spent a lot of time getting fabrics cut and your handouts ready. Kudos to you.

dls said...

It's beautiful, Wanda.... I vote for lap quilt! The colors are stunning!

Do you know anyone who is into "crumb quilting"? I have three large zip lock bags and maybe more of good sized crumbs free for the postage.

Have a good weekend!

Elaine M said...

Love the zig zag quilt. Looks like a great class with lots of info, I would love to take a color theory class. I'm happy with my choices, but have a hard time with balance. Do you have recommended books?

Kathie said...

oh my gosh how I wish I could take a class like this from you
love the picture of the fabrics and the color wheel
very interesting...
I love your quilt I found one with similar colors in a book I am reading now that I would love to reproduce but I need the fabrics first ;)
Kathie

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

The zig-zag quilt is gorgeous! It looks so rich and intricate, its really beautiful!

Kristin said...

I LOVE your zig zag quilt - it really exemplifies your 'exuberant color' moniker!

And, your color class looks like alot of fun - wish I could take it!

Gari said...

I don't think I would add borders to your zig zag top. It looks great now.

Jayne said...

I love your warm-cool zig-zag quilt! I am partial to kaffe fabrics, anyway, so this is uber-appealing to me! I'm getting ideas...
Happy Quilting!
Jayne

Chris Daly said...

Wanda, That looks like a wonderful exercise. I bet your class was a hit.

Vicki said...

would love to do your color class. looks like fun. I am in SC