Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Checking In on Crystal Quilts

Despite my travels, I am still progressing in the Crystal Quilts class offered by Dena Crain at Quilt University.  I am enjoying the class - it is a good review of some design principles that will hold me in good form. Dena is a great online teacher. I get comments back promptly after I post my progress.

In the first part of the class, we worked on some shapes on folder paper with the idea of eventually using them as an art quilt.  Here were a few of my early drawings.

I finally decided upon another drawing and sketched it out as a full size image. The initial drawing becomes one quarter of the whole.
After this, I made a few refinements and drew in a border as well.

At this point, we trace onto fusible interfacing and use that as a pattern.

I am currently in the process of debating fabrics and starting to piece. I really tried to make decisions on the whole piece at once but have decided that I probably should just begin and follow my intuition. Will keep you posted as I do some more.

1 comment:

  1. That's going to be spectacular, Judy! You are a braver soul than I for taking on its intricacies...Looking forward to seeing the process.