Sunday, July 4, 2021

Second Half of the Year Begins



It's the second half of the year already! I recently took a class with Dayton Art Institute where you made a drawing to replicate the style of Julian Stamczak. You draw straight lines, then you overlay them with curvy lines, and you color them in a checkerboard style. My curtains with the curves formed by the mini blinds shadows remind me of that style. 

This is an index card reproduction. I think it would be great to try to replicate that in a small quilt. In this card, I made the diagonal lines after coloring so the checkerboard isn't right. I should have left it alone when it looked like the curtains. I messed up the checkerboard in the original drawing I did also.  The instructor did say that it would be best to mark the spaces before shading in pencil to make sure you have them right. You are also supposed to color inside the lines and not have stray marks outside.

The week started out really hot, but the weather has cooled off to be more seasonable.  I have air conditioning so I am not complaining. I feel for other parts of the world are having such trouble with their towns burning down and buildings collapsing.

2021:  Week 27 of 15 Minutes to Stitch

I spent another week of quilting the Quote Quilt, refilling the bobbin, and resisting the urge to start other quilts. I used up the stencil shapes on the top part of the quilt, so I am looking through my old books for other templates I can use for the quilt.

15 minute days this week --7 out of 7
15 minute days this year -- 170 out of 185 days
Success rate  = 92%

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Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

That sounds like a fun class and would make a terrific quilt (difficult though).

Kyle said...

You know, resistance is futile.

tierneycreates said...

Oh that would be a fantastic quilt especially in two colors!

Kate said...

Congrats on all the stitching time and on the retraint to not start something new till you get the Quote quilt finished. Happy stitching this week.

dq said...

Good job holding out on a new project for jus a little bit!

Tanya said...

Your picture looks like it could be done by weaving strips of fabric together too...