|Tara Faughnan admires Koi Diptych by Tim Harding|
|Detail of Koi Diptych by Tim Harding at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles|
The next day, Tara taught a color class using her Bars quilt. She's a textile designer who works with Michael Miller and other clients. In fact, her Fireworks quilt was translated to fabric. Perhaps you've seen it?
She started class with a short lesson pairing fabrics. After a quick mention of the color wheel we selected two fabrics based on her word prompts and created a page of samples. Then we spent the rest of that wonderful day playing with all the colors.
And I forgot to take any photos.
I put my sewn strips on the wall at home but they aren't in the same arrangement.
|Strip sets from #Barsquilt class.|
Then I noticed I'd set them as horizontal coins. Tara had us work with vertical bars. I might have continued horizontally and then rotated it but I decided to try her style. It was surprisingly difficult to work with rotated strips. Obviously a good challenge for me.
At this point these are arranged like the original photo although I've sewn a few more.
|End of second day making Bars quilt|
|End of third day making Bars quilt|
I started sewing the rows. Then went to make dinner and didn't return till bedtime. When I looked at it at night, I didn't like it that much. A good night's sleep helped me determine why.
|Bars quilt ready to sew|
Time to make some adjustments.
AHIQ linkup is this coming Tuesday. I love Kaja's idea to link work, reviews of this past year, or plans for next year. This is certainly a good time to pause, reflect, and plan ahead. What have you been doing this holiday season?
Enjoy the day, Ann