Friday, April 20, 2012

Colorwash class....

Yesterday I taught a class on colorwash.  I'm going to show you my friend Sarah's progress on her piece throughout the day.  I think it looks great!  It is an intense class, a project a lot harder than it looks but so satisfying when done.  Now I have to switch gears and get ready for the Stack and Slash workshop for the guild tomorrow.




23 comments:

pembrokeshire lass said...

Absolutely lovelY!!! It's just gorgeous...really can't find the words to say how much I like it!! Joan

hetty said...

Fantastic! I've always wanted to do one of these.

Jackie said...

Sarah's quilt will be fabulous!! Love to see progress photos! Can't wait to see photos from your Stack and Slash class.

crazylegs said...

What a beautiful colorwash! Fantastic job, Sarah!

Debbie said...

Wonderful....she did so goooood! Great teacher to guide her, I think. You are so right about this technique being harder than it looks...very intense. Hope you can show finished photo when she completes it. Great job.

Karen said...

Great job - I am still very partial to colorwash quilts - they are beautiful.

Sheila said...

I love colorwash quilts. I've never made or even attempted to make one, but I like to look at what others put together.

didi said...

I'm trying to figure out how many unique fabrics would be needed to make something like this. 36*44=1584. at least some of them are used 3 times, so 1584/3... at least 500! that's a lotta variety! I love this quilt!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Thanks for sharing the progress photos -- makes the end result all that more impressive and enjoyable.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Very pretty...Sold all my color wash fabrics because I figured I would never get around to making one of these.....what was I thinking??????
Judy

Sue said...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Thank you for this great photo tutorial! Your friend did a beautiful job with this.

Linda E in AZ said...

I've done several colorwash quilts, but they eat your life because you just want to keep moving things around to find a slightly different effect....

imquilternity said...

Sarah's quilt is going to be quite lovely when it's finished. She definitely has a good eye for this type of quilt. I just love colorwash quilts and know that, especially this type where every square is cut separately, they take a lot of work.

True Blue Nana said...

The quilt looks great and you are right, it is much harder than it looks. Do you have any hints on getting started?

Needled Mom said...

I would love to take that class. Wow.

Anonymous said...

She has a excellent eye ... almost as good as her teacher. I would never even attempt such an "intense" project. But it is gorgeous to look at.

J~MT

Chris said...

Very nice!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Call me crazy, but I love the way it looks in the first two photos. Piece it into some dark grey for a modern version of the colourwash?

Cathi said...

Wow -- she did fabulously! I love colourwash quilts, although I've never tried one. Sarah clearly has a good eye!

Muddling Through said...

That is going to be a gorgeous piece. Matter of fact, it already is. And you manage to make it look so easy. I know your students had a good time and learned a lot.

Vicky F said...

Wow! Tell your friend she dun good!
I first looked at this on my phone, and from that perspective I got a name for this: Nebula. It looks very much like the photos of outer space on NASA's Astronomy Photo of the Day site (apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html)

Vicky F

Pat said...

Wonderful to see her progress. It is going to be a very beautiful quilt. The fun is in the designing. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. You must be a marvelous teacher and she is an A student I would think. Oh, I need a cutting machine so I can make a quilt like that too. LOL Enjoy this cool but sunny day.

Jean said...

Very beautiful! I like the way she has spread her center out.