Sunday, 12 April 2015

Quilting Style at Flowerpatch

In every quilting book there is something that makes you sit up and take notice, and "Quilting Happiness" by Diane Gilleland and Christina Lane is no exception. They wrote of a super, fun idea to find out what your quilting style might be and we decided to do as they suggest at the Flowerpatch April meeting - what an eye-opener for some!

We all brought along old unwanted magazines (not quilting ones - they're far too precious!), paper cutting scissors and a glue stick.
We tore whole pages out of the magazines whenever we came across a picture that we liked, be it because of the colour or shape or whatever.
Then we cut out our chosen pictures from the pages.
The last stage was to make these pictures into a small collage on an A4 sheet of paper, cutting again as necessary.

These are just a few of our results.

Finally we answered these questions about our collage - with a lot of help from our friends.

Which colours are prominent?
Are there shapes or symbols that appear often?
What is the mood of your collage?
Is it simple or intricate?
Have you chosen large or small scale images relative to the page?
Are there mostly straight or curved lines?
Is your collage bold or subtle?

Fascinating to see all the results. Maybe even the fact that some chose landscape and some portrait orientation is meaningful. What about Elizabeth whose collage extended to twice the length of the paper and Ellen who made three collages!!??

Next meeting is on 14th May when Chris Pattison will be showing us "What your sewing machine can do for you!".

Have fun - Anita

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