I’m adding a new class to my line up! My color theory class at Linderella’s, Sew Original & Studio Stitch has gone over pretty well and I wanted to offer a different color class at The Little General. Something new and fresh! This class will focus on choosing an inspiration fabric and developing a palette from there. While the color basics are the same (it is what it is…), students will learn how to build a collection of fabric perfect for their next quilt! So I needed a sample…
I’ve had this quilt in my mind for months, ever since I started developing ideas for Understanding the Rainbow (<---that's the name of the class, how fun is that?!) Tuesday night, I pulled some fabrics! I wanted to make the sample using the full color spectrum.
And then I cut some circles! More on that here.
And I “glued” them down using the powers of wonder under! I’d initially thought that I wanted the final quilt to be in the shape of a hexie. But now I wasn’t so sure… And I wasn’t happy with my blue or green- both too dark a shade.
So I slept on it. Yesterday was Modern Fabric Group Therapy with Karen Gray and I wanted to be able to show a sample and tell everyone about the class. So I got up early, chose a new blue and green, cut new circles, and made this! Much better!! I decided the hexie shape was a no-go for me as well. The blue is still slightly darker than I’d like, but it’s a lovely royal blue which is hard to find!
I wanted the circles to pop up, so I densely quilted the background avoiding the circles. I’m pretty proud of my quilting! I’ve decided to really focus on my free motion skills this year and I can already see a huge improvement!! My friend Kelly has helped me out A LOT!
I was not quite finished before the meeting, but y’all know I’ll show an “in-progress project” in the blink if an eye! So I showed it off to a warm reception. And when I got home, I finished off the quilting! I’d initially thought I’d blanket stitch around the circles, but once I did some samples, I decided on zig zag.
The class is April 13 & 20, from 1-3:30. Email me to reserve your spot! Hope you love the rainbow!!