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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Still sewing, playing with blocks.......

Last night I sewed some more triangle squares for the hand dyed zig zag.  I also cut more triangles for the print version and paired fabrics for another 15 blocks.  I have 37 blocks ready to sew on the print one.   I know now that will be the larger of the 2 quilts and the hand dyed will be more of a couch throw size.
 
I had company yesterday, another blogger friend.  You will have to wait to tomorrow to find out more.  Her husband took photos of us with both of our cameras and I have to wait to see hers to find the best one.
 
I have been looking for my leftover Prismatic Garden series triangles since I got back from North Carolina.  I took them with me thinking I might design another piece while I was at the gallery after my classes.  I played at it but wasn't inspired and I brought them back home and put them in a 'safe' place.
While I was cleaning my studio last week I found them.  The same blocks are in both photos, just reversed where the light and darks are.  I would love to teach a class on the design possibilities of this one but most people aren't willing to piece at least 15-20 sets of 4 strips before the class.  I know that sounds like a lot of prep work, but why pay me to watch the sewing of the strip sets.  The design part is the fun part and where I can help them the most.  I like to keep the class fee as reasonable as possible.
 

13 comments:

Lynne said...

Wanda, would you please consider some online classes for those of us who live overseas? I would happily pay to "attend" such a class! (and I would do that pre-class homework)

Gene Black said...

I think Lynne has a great Idea. Have you checked into teaching on Craftsy? I have taken a class there and loved it. Students can upload pictures so that you can see what they are doing and offer individual help.

Jackie said...

That would be a great class to teach and take from you! I am sure that if you do it, you will get a terrific turn out.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

those prismatic blocks are lovely.
some people want "teacher" to look over their shoulder at every moment to make sure they are not doing something wrong - but yes that is something they could do at home - maybe it is more that they want to make sure they have the right color selections to begin with?

Quiltingdaisy said...

Good morning, I'm so looking forward to rain today.
I would do my homework before coming to class. Hugs from Sharon in Palatine

suemac said...

Love the prismatic blocks. You video yesterday was very inspirational. Love the color wash.

Zurn said...

Wanda, these are gorgeous. The pinks, in particular, add such incredible dimension. Love these!

Susan said...

I second the motion for an online class...
what size are the strip sets??

Anonymous said...

Ah-OH ~ ~ ~ Now everyone is pushing you to do an on-line class. As if your plate isn't full enough. But what a great idea. (*._,*) I did not know there was an on line service for teaching... like "Craftsy"

J~MT

Anonymous said...

p.s. Prismatic Garden blocks are stunning !

Annie said...

You are sew inspiring. Wish I didn't have to go to school today

Muddling Through said...

Your prismatic blocks are gorgeous in both examples. I'm sure you're right about the homework part, too.

Pat said...

I would think that if you wanted to take the class you wouldn't mind doing the prep work ahead of time no matter what it was. It always amazes me when you reverse some blocks how different it appears and how the changing them changes the promident color in a quilt. I took an on-line class on the QE7 and it was great. Too bad I still don't know how to use it. LOL But anyway it was a great class.