Finally figured out how to save my masterpieces made in Threadbias and be able to post them!
Here goes nothing!
This has been a huge learning experience and for that I’m grateful. One thing is that on the Quilt Design A Day Facebook page all the images post as squares in the albums so it’s preferable to design them that shape for the best impression. In the stream they show in their full glory though.
Quite pleased with this one, I was aiming for using one shape with variations and to have a sense of weight at the bottom and airiness at the top.
Check out the inspiration photo and palette at design seeds.
I watched Anne Sullivan’s webinar through the Modern Quilt Guild explaining the concept of Quilt Design a Day and took to heart her reassurance that one can participate without necessarily using a computer program to do it. Although that is something I also do plan to look into!
This was done in two stages
outline the pieces on quad ruled paper
trace over onto sketchbook paper and colour
Starting a list of ‘missing colours’ to pick up either markers or perhaps watercolour pencils whenever I’m in an art supply store. This palette also has a light cream that I don’t have anything close to, a very low volume colour.
The colouring was done with oil pastels. The blues and gray reproduced well in the scan but the lilac around the gray in the centre portal is disappointing.