First up, the hexi kaleidoscope blocks I learned on a tv show...
|In this month's RSC color bright or light blues|
After 30 min of sketching and drawing and using higher math, well, I'll have to let you know
I made two more wine bottle blocks from
in blues, and they didn't want to come together perfectly either... is it me?? This is my first vaccine and it really kicked my butt and I had 4 reactions lasting all week, so maybe... (note: I had to stop this post in the middle of writing as I had another occular migraine taking my vision for an hour)
by the way, I keep projects for the monthly scrap challenge in these handy plastic zippered bagsdd
I spent a good amount of time sewing this scrap quilt (lozenges by Bonnie Hunter) into large sections to be quilted then put together.
which means choosing a border, from fabrics in the stash that not only look good but are large enough
this fabric is bold, a Hoffman rich in saturated hue, beautiful til I put it next to the blocks then the colors in it mixed when viewed from a distance... looks washed out when it is anything but!!! A lesson in how the human eye mixed viewed colors to look different when next to each other.
I tried black with bright colors and they looked somber, then this blue with bright circles. I'd say the colors maintain their boldness as the pattern is large enough to stand up to seeing from a distance.
The first one has equal amounts of each bold saturated color so the eyes blend them. The blue's circles are distinct enough not to blend in our eyes. I don't want to use this up but it works.
I have to quilt big work in sections because my vertebra have bulging discs and are loose, slipping out of place easily when I lift or pull on something. Then nerves are pinched and pain is intense.
Lastly, I planned, sewed and am just now hand sewing the binding on next week's runner for Table Scraps at TheJoyfulQuilter. I don't want to share too much as that's for next week's post but I love it enough to want to make a large wall hanging like it. This one I call Blue Moon and it's for DH's bedside tabletop.
So notwithstanding all the physical challenges this week, I spent a good amount of time and effort in studio. I finished a novel, a short story, and started another mystery all on audio. I was happy the Sketchbook Revival extended the lessons for another week so maybe I can spend more time painting and drawing next week.