Monday, November 17, 2014

A good day all around...

The Modern Wedge workshop with Kathy Doughty last Saturday was a blast! I had such a great time and learned so much. I also got a lot accomplished for such a short period of time.

Kathy's lecture was kind of an eye-opener for me. I've heard many theories about contrast, color, value, etc., but never in a way that made more sense to me. After listening to her talk, I'm rethinking my stash and the various opportunities that are probably lurking there that I've never considered before now.

As I sat and listened to what she was saying, I realized that I had brought all the wrong fabrics. In fact, I think most of us in class felt that way. But in reality we were all being challenged to see our fabrics in a new way and to use what we brought to class to create some really stunning quilt blocks.

In the end, I was so happy with my choices. And, I loved what the others in class did too.

These are the fabrics I took to the workshop with me... all large-scale prints.

And this is the first "block" I started to make.

Here are the rest of the "blocks" that I got done. They are not complete circles because Kathy gave me an idea/direction that requires only half-blocks. I won't divulge it now, but as I progress, it will become apparent where I'm going with it.

Such a FUN day! Thanks to the BCQG for providing Kathy the opportunity to teach and for the wonderful classroom facilities. And, last but certainly not least... a big thanks to John for carrying all of our heavy sewing machines from our cars to the classroom. That was a real treat!

I also want to thank my friends, Pat and Johanne. Johanne made it possible for Pat and I to attend, but I wouldn't know Johanne if it wasn't for Pat. I'm so lucky to have these wonderful ladies in my life.

Take care,

P.S. I do apologize for the quality of the pics. They were taken with my phone and although the phone has a great camera, I don't seem to be able to hold it steady enough to get good photos.


Vicki W said...

Those blocks are fantastic!

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

I bet you had fun with Kathy. She's a very inspirational teacher and pulls people out of their comfort zones. Your blocks look great.

Mystic Quilter said...

Amazing fabrics you took along Terri and don't the blocks looked wonderful! This pattern is marked in the book by Kathy as one I really want to make.
Lucky you attending her class.

Anne said...

I've always loved the look of these blocks. I'm curious why you thought the fabrics were all wrong at first and yet got them to work.

Janet said...

I don't think you did take the wrong fabric, your wedges look amazing and I can't wait to see where you go with them. I just read your post on the Zenith quilt, love it a lot! You are very good with your fabrics and colours.