Friday, May 17, 2019

99 pieces of scraps on the wall, 99 scraps on the wall


     Actually there are more than 99 pieces of scraps, but that boring song was all could think of when repeatingly moving colorwash squares. You might have to be a genius to solve a Rubik's cube, but there is only one right answer. In a colorwash, it moves along a spectrum of getting better. Not knowing when to stop moving it around is difficult. 
     For days, I have moved, added, scrounged up a few new squares, rearranged the trays, and taken photos. I think I found a place on the spectrum I needed to stop because it was not improving any more to my eye. This is part of the Colorwash 360 class by Wanda. The amount of information, helps, and insight in the class is staggering- all done online. I have not ever taken an online class before that really pushed me ahead in understanding, technique, and competency. So, it was time to stop. Now the columns are all numbered with painters tape, ready to take down and clip ready to sew by webbing.
     I need to find a better setup to photograph because the colors really do blend and are not choppy like the photo. I bought some new lights, but can't find proper stands. You have to trust me on the color blends. 
Last layout, I'm done
 Black and white shows value shifts
Taped numbers on top columns ready to take down

10 comments:

Rose said...

I think you have it just right. It is beautiful.

Vicki W said...

Awesome!

Debbie said...

You got it! Just right....doing a happy dance for you. I do not think it is choppy at all....I know how the edges come together and things blend when the sewing begins.
I can tell how far she pushed you and that you pushed yourself too. Just an excellent job.

Shasta Matova said...

It looks great! I thought I was on Wanda's blog for a second!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Wanda's online class is indeed excellent and full of very useful information. Doing my color wash was one of the more challenging projects I've taken on -- and I'm glad I did it. Your version here is going to be beautiful. Congratulations on knowing when to stop tweaking.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Beautiful job - VERY nice!! - ;))

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Once the seams are sewn it will all be beautifully blended. Great job!!

Mystic Quilter said...

Congratulations on having number two ready to sew!! II'm looking forward to seeing the finished result. ! am still cutting squares for my first but I need to buy a die as my hands are no good for cutting individual squares

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh it shines!!!

Michelle said...

Love it! Just fabulous! I know what you mean about rearranging - it’s really hard to know when to stop.