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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Finish #10 for January.....and a TAW fabric lesson........

The fifth and final Wonky wallhanging was finished by my deadline last night.  It is the largest of the 5 finishing at 38" across the top, 36.5" across the bottom and 47" tall.  I haven't thought of a name for it.  I have one word names for the other 4.

Edited: I have named it "Layers"






Here it is on the left with 2 of the others from the series.  This wall is 8' across and too small to get all 5 pieces on at one time.  This is the second one that I trimmed straight on the edges, like the top right one.  The bottom right was left wonky as were the other two.  I will make a collage with all 5 at a future date.
I have had questions about choosing fabrics for a Trip Around the World (TAW) quilt.  I have set up the fabrics 3 different ways.
In the photo above there are 4 color groups arranged with the light touching the dark of the next color in line.  This would make 4 rings in the "trip" with a bold impact.  In the second photo the same groups are placed with the dark ends of 2 colors touching which in turn will make the light ends meet.  With this arrangement there will be 2 rings in the "trip" with more of a blend.  This link will take you to a post with a quilt made with this arrangement.  Scroll down past the yellow quilt.  it is made with rust/tuquoise/rose/purple.
This third photo is all of the same fabrics dealing with value only and mixing all 4 colors together.  This is a colorwash TAW selection first showing the darks meeting and then........
moving 1/2 of the pieces to the other end so the lights are meeting.  Since it will be sewn into a tube these 2 photos give you the best image of what the whole tube will look like.  I make most of my TAWs as a colorwash TAW, with as smooth of a blend as I can and one huge ring in the "trip".

19 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

You got done. I knew you would. Chris

Debbie said...

A most excellent post with your details on fabric layout. a concise primer on what happens and why. Thank you....hope all will read and learn.
Great finish on the wonky wall hanging....it reminds me of looking down a stairwell and seeing the steps spiral down.

Julie Bagamary said...

You are amazing Wanda!

Needled Mom said...

Yeah! Great finishes too!

I love seeing those colors laid out in that manner.

Debra said...

Have you used Vertigo yet as a name?That's what I think of looking at your quilt. Both the Hitchcock movie and the condition ;-)

I adore the colors you are going to use next.

sequana said...

I'm anxious to see the collage of all 5 of them. Gonna be a nice snowy day to stay in and quilt, huh?

Sylvia Anderson said...

Good morning Wanda on this very beautiful and, at the same time, treacherous Sunday morning. I was so pleased to see the layouts you posted today. They will be so helpful down the road when I finally get to make the quilt. Make sure you don't attempt to go out today....just stay in and create!

MontyBear said...

Thank you for this post on color choice.
Congrats on another finish!

JoZart said...

Stunning! I love it and think it could well be titled "Labyrinth".
Jo x

Andra Gayle said...

I always love your quilts! that wallhanging is gorgeous!

Lesley Gilbert said...

I adore your wonky quilts and thanks for more info on your TAW layouts :)

donaleen said...

I think you must live in another time continuum where you are able to move at the speed of light.

I feel so slowed down when I see all you do.

Becky said...

I look with amazement at all your "trip" quilts. I've thought about taking a class from you, but the weather and winter classes make driving that far unwise. Have you thought of teaching the class on Craftsy or a similar format? I would sign up for that class in a heartbeat! Thanks for the daily eye candy and the lessons on color.

Monica said...

The whole set of three looks amazing together. What a great installation that could be with them all! Food for thought. Thanks for the inspiration, again, Wanda!

Judy Dietrich said...

Happy February!! You got a lot done in January. Thanks for the detailed scheme of TAW layouts. It breaks it down so easily to get the results a person would want. I also like the colors you picked to show, not all in one color range. The value makes the largest difference. We are getting snow!!

Linda Swanekamp said...

I love the blending in the last set of photos. Hope you have not got a huge dump of snow. It started here in Buffalo about 3 and is forecast for the next 24 hours. When I look at the map, Chicago is still getting it. Stay safe, it is really cold out there.

MysticQuilter said...

Congratulations on your finish!!

Aunt TC said...

Thanks for providing insight to the TAW quilts. I think it will be useful.

floribunda said...

the name that popped into my head was "tilt"! EXUBERANT COLOR definitely describes your body of work...