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Dollymount beach

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Finished quilt. 40 x 28 inches.

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Color Play for Quilters taught by Joen Wolfrom

Learn how prize-winning quilters and top fabric designers create beautiful color combinations, movement, depth and luminosity through fabric.

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Category Quilting
Type Wall Hanging
Style Modern
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabric dyed for this project

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What are you most proud of? Inspired by the visual colour lesson by Joen, I hand dyed all the fabric for this quilt. I dyed about 22 tints of blue and 20 of sand. I used a dark and medium blue dye and dark and medium brown plus a small amount of yellow to warm things up a bit. This system works for me as I could never afford to buy all the fabric or manage to find all the subtle colour differences which I wanted to use. I used a 2 euro sheet from ikea which was sufficient for the entire quilt (it's not pure cotton or great quality but as it's a wall hanging that is fine). I'm very pleased with the end result. It's quiet and soft on the eye. Perfect for my bedroom.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you like this style of art quilt and are willing to dye your own fabric, it's an extremely cheap method of working. You can afford to experiment without the fear of wasting expensive fabric. And it's fun!

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Thank you for sharing your in-progress photos and your finished landscape. It is so beautiful. I love the emotive feeling it exudes. Great work! You should be very proud.

08/08/2014 Flag

Thanks Joen. I have learnt so much from your class. It has really given me the confidence to explore colour much more.

08/09/2014 Flag