Art by: Muovo, Sunny Todd Prints and David Howard. All are inspiration for January's Theme and Variation Challenge.
Bee sewcial 2016 January
Theme and variations
This month we shall compose (a quilt not music) by establishing a theme (linear piecing) and then pushing it’s boundaries (the variations).
Variations: It’s all about the line. Linear improvisational piecing in all its forms. I have provided several examples of what I’m looking for in the inspirational photos by designers David Howard, Muovo, Sunny Todd Pints. This is only a sample of the many possibilities one can envision at the intersection of the line with geometric shape. I’m certain you can think of many more. Please compose your linear creation(s) so I get the equivalent of 2-12” blocks or 1-12 x 24” block, which ever size platform fits your creation. These are approximate measurements, so no need to fret the inches as long as when trimming to fit, I’m not trimming off your design. No raw edge appliqué. One great book for design inspiration and research is “Print & Pattern Geometric, Bowie Style”.
yellows: Kona curry/ochre/butterscotch/yarrow (rich dark yellows)
grays: all are fair game, but please stay away from the darkest grays (charcoal,
pepper and black).
neutrals: Kona white/snow/oyster/bone/natural
shocking pop of color: in just one area of your design add a shocking pop of
color by choosing a medium saturated color in any of the fabrics that fall under
the broad spectrum of pinks/ oranges/reds (the Kona color chart has too many
choices to mention and all are acceptable).
I am not posting any sample blocks this year, just inspirational pictures. Please post all WIP under the #beesewcial and #inspiredbybeesewcial hashtags on IG and on Flickr. Please tag each bee mate as well so no one will miss your feed.