I was challenged a few months back to create a new class. Dawna thru down the challenge (I don’t think she expected me get so involved). I can’t just pick a pattern and some fabric, oh no no no!
I started with a photo I took on my vacation last year. these flowers were at Pikes Place Market in Seattle. Have I told you I love tulips?
Next, I put the picture into a program that picks colors from the photo (I used Colorschemer). These are the colors that were pulled from the photo, pretty cool, huh?
Let’ keep going… I designed a block in EQ7. Here is my block with the photo colors inserted. This block was made using 2 1/2” strips (that way I could use the Accu-Cut at work)!
I used this block and put it into different setting on the EQ7 program. I have done the math and have a pattern for 4 sizes, ranging from Table Runner to King Size. I made the blocks so they are not symmetrical, this way there are sooo many variations to the quilt based on block rotation.
This pattern is available on my website:
This one shall be named: Adalia
Now it was time to pick out fabrics! I printed out my fabric card and went shopping. I don’t seem to have a picture of the fabrics before I cut them up, so here is a close up of the Table Runner with my fabric choices:
I am teaching this class currently at Bolts in the Bathtub. We have had the first monthly session. Each student brings (or sends to me in an email) a photo to start with. Each quilt will be so different depending on color and fabric selection, quilt size and block orientation. This should be such a adventure each and every month. There will be a new block each month (based on 2 1/2 “ strips). Let me show you some of the photos and colors/fabrics chosen last month. I hope to see some finished projects at our next class.
Peggy (she wasn’t able to come to class, so we played with her pictures and gave her 2 color cards to choose from, I haven’t seen her fabric choices so I will be surprised next class as well):
June (she couldn't come either, so we chose 2 sets of colors from the same photo):
Here is a sneak peak at next months block…
The next class at Bolts in the Bathtub will be October 27th from 2pm – 5pm. At first we called it Jpegs to Colored Threads, but have changed the name for November on to be: Photos to Fabrics. I think I like that better. Well, that was quite a long blog, yikes! Gotta go work on my Block Base Sew Along Block.
Blog at you later,