While in Idaho studying with Nancy Crow last month, one of the classes being taught was Lines, Curves, Circles & Figure/Ground. I did a few of the exercises in this class and my favorite turned out to be the one based on circles.
I’m not much for sewing curves but after a few minutes instruction from Nancy on how to do it properly I decided to give it a try. The week hadn’t been going the best and I needed to regroup and loosen up. This seemed like a good exercise to let that happen. My goal was to just play and relax. It turned out to be a lot of fun and I was glad I did the exercise.
I didn’t like one of the large circles that I put in my quilt during the workshop and it’s taken 2 tries (the last one this weekend) to get a replacement that works.
This is the final top. It’s about 80″ square.
This was the original circle that was removed. It was much too static and uninteresting compared with the other circles in the piece. It clearly didn’t work with the composition and had to be removed. I’m not sure what I’ll do with this 40″ square top. Maybe a friend will have a baby and I will be ready to go with a quick gift.
During class time I replaced the above circle with this one. But then discovered that I really liked this circle much better than the rest of the quilt, so again it had to be removed. I want to make an entirely new quilt to go around this 40″ block. At some point when I want to play and need to loosen up again, I’ll pull out this circle and add 3 more to it.
Quiz for the day – looking back at the quilt with all 4 circles – can you figure out which of the 4 circles I added in this weekend?