Monday, December 29, 2008

Prep Work for Workshop in January

I didn't get that much done over the holidays. I came down with a flu bug on Christmas eve day. Fortunately it was short lived and I was feeling better by Christmas day but still somewhat tired and not very creative. Yesterday I actually has some energy and got the sewing room cleaned up and decided to tackle cutting up 3" squares for an up and coming workshop called "Luminous Diamonds" that is being given by Cathy Tomm from Leduc, Alberta later in January.

Below is how far I got and as you can see I've got plenty of blue squares, OK on green, orange, some pink, not much red, purple or yellow. This was just going through my box of scraps and what I got from Angelcat ( ;-) Thanks) in a scrap swap we participated in this past fall. I now need to go through my boxes of fabric to try and expand the range of colours, but I suspect I will have to go shopping for some more yellows. The other colours that I still have to start cutting are the black and white blocks.

Below is a shot of Cathy Tomm's "Luminous Diamonds" Quilt and a detailed view. I really like how these squares eventually turn into these diamond shapes. I'm not to sure about the zig zag border, but then what else you would do? She calls her background a "scrappy" background, but in the instructions you could also make it all in tones of one colour.

1 comment:

Angelcat said...

I thought I recognised some of those fabrics! I'm sorry to hear that you didn't feel so well over Christmas hope you are on the mend :)