Thursday, February 11, 2016

Color Play Class at Fancy Tiger

I had the privilege of teaching a couple of classes at the awesome shop Fancy Tiger in the past few weeks. It was so much fun!

The first one was Color Play. (Color Play is the quilt I designed for Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making.) Each and every student did an amazing job of creating their quilt using their own intuition and preferences, honing those things down to a workable palette and applying it to the quilt design. I taught them about some basic color principles and how to use color theory as a framework to make a successful quilt. I was really impressed with what they came up with. They had to work hard and I know especially the first class was pretty exhausting but they were up for the challenge.

Here is Lynn Marie with her basted quilt top. She came in wanting to use the palette of neutrals and mustard colors that were already good together but she made the colors just sing when she added the dark teal.

Can you believe Emily is a new quilter with this top? She did an amazing job of putting it together! The background gray was a little stretchy but she made it through. The way those stripes in the background make diamond shapes is lovely. She fussy cut the flowers and navy checks, too. She's got a bright future of quilt making ahead of her.

I also taught a class on my Slopeside quilt. No photos of those just yet but I'm hoping to see a couple tops done soon. Believe me, they were gorgeous.

I'll be teaching Color Play again this spring. I can't wait! You can sign up here.

1 comment :

shelby marie skumanich said...

I love seeing the variations of this quilt; it's super interesting to see it used with big prints. Congrats on teaching the class at Fancy Tiger.