Back from a wonderful week at Quilting By the Lake. The class listings for 2013 are on the website and are open for registration.
I spent a week with Judi Warren Blaydon. We were to bring black and white copies of a high-contrast photo. We then cut them up into a collage with the values of the picture determining the value of the quilt. It was a wonderful exercise in letting go of preconceived notions and literal interpretation of photos.
I chose a photo from Marrakesh, Moracco. I planned to use the blue of the building and the light green of the cactus.
However, things changed. As I worked on the collage, I really focused on the shapes in the plants. What grew is . . .
I still have some work to do – some thread-painting and other embelishments. But, it was a great class and a fun exercise. Judi is a wonderful teacher!!!