Monday, August 4, 2008

Stepping outside of the box by stepping into one!

I tend to quilt the same traditional things, so sometimes I like to try new things. My guild sponsored a workshop with Karen Combs, so I signed up.

Karen is known for her modern quilts of illusion. Here is her website. I enjoyed her talk on color, value, and texture. I really learned a lot.



Here she is explaining the differences in color, value and scale. We all made cubes that used a light, medium and dark to simulate shading. Here are all the cubes we made. Mine is the black and red one on the bottom.



It was fun, but I wasn't interested in creating another unfinished quilt. I decided to make a couple of pillows and finish. Here they are all done.



It is way outside of my comfort zone, and I'm glad I made them! Now back to making some Sunbonnet Sues!

3 comments:

powerball lottery said...

It could widen my imagination towards the things that you are posting.

Yvonne said...

Incredible!!!

Khris said...

wow how cool are these blocks....very effective...love it. Hugs Khris