Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams

Quilting, rants and raves and I am sure I will talk to my grandson.

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HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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49: Blathering a lot and review of quilt books

WIP … NURSE QUILT

 

… HEMMING MY PANTS

 

DD HOME for end student teaching …. Making quilts … tops to be posted

14 minutes --Progress in her workmanship

Raiding the stash

 

 

MORE FMQ for me

 

8 minutes …… accentuate the negative book review

 

Gradation

15 min …. Reversal

16 min …. Interruption

17min….  negative form 

19 min…. Piecing

 

22 min - - - books that teach me design principals and elements

 

SELF PORTRAIT of Nee Nee --design opportunities

33min - -  guided Art project

 

Accentuate the NEGATIVE by T Price

Quilting with a Modern Slant  by Racheal May

 

29 min- -  DD quilts with pictures …. Blathering on

 

38 min -- - - DAISY'S POST CARD

 

43 MIN - -  - Summer Post Card Exchange -- Quilt Cabana

 

46 min --- Frances of OFF KILTER QUILT new young writer's podcast

 

49 min - - - Oakland County Quilt Show .. Few quilts posted

   concentrate on FMQ  . . . . Link to Flickr post

 

53 min - - - Trampoline

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EPISODE 45: DO NOT DO IT

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SHOW NOTES WILL BE POSTED IN A SERIES OF BLOG POSTS OVER ON THE WORD PRESS SITE


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IN no particular order in  this episode I talk about my September workshop and guild meeting with VIKKI PIGNATELLI.  I learned CURVED PIECING and how to frame a quilt instead of using binding.

Sacred Threads Quilt Exhibit

The OCTOBER GUILD MEETING with the Bag Auction and the raffle quilt.

My favorite Free Motion Quilting Craftsy Class

My Sheep Baby Quilt for Charlie and how it almost suffered a disaster.... hence the title  DO NOT DO IT!

MY MP3 experiment

Why my daughter had to go talk to my grandson's teacher .... We have our hands full.

I want to apoligize for singing... I PROMISE I WAS NOT DRINKING AND I WAS NOT DRUNK.

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HAPPY QUILTING

NONNIE
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EPISODE 40 — MISSING IN ACTION –

PATSY THOMPSON's BLOG AND DVDs (Ohio)

PATSY THOMPSON, FMQ QUILT TEACHER EXTRAORDINAIRE **** http://www.patsythompsondesigns.com

LENORE CRAWFORD, Quilt Artist (from Mid- Michigan)

LENORE CRAWFORD, QUILT ARTIST .... http://www.lenorecrawford.com

LENORE CRAWFORD's BLOG .... http://www.lenorecrawford.blogspot.com

DAVISON (MI) EVENING STARS BLOG / GUILD

Here are the links to the quilters I talked about in my podcast. Check them out if you get the chance. I also include a link to my guild, if you are in the Mid Mi area stop by.   PICTURES are on the WORD PRESS BLOG for Saturday / Sunday.  You can see my most recent projects there.   Comment if you must...

HAPPY QUILTING

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NONNIE,

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KAREN KAY BUCKLEY AT THE GUILD

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The GALLERY on this blog is to DIE FOR... beautiful quilts

PICTURES TO BE POSTED in the future..... because I am on vacation!

BTW.... do not get use to this new look on my blog... I do not like it ... so it will get changed.

Happy Quilting,

NONNIE

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Linking to QUILTS for the REST of US

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COLOR LINKY: Analysis of Greens

http://blog.jwd publishing.com .... JOEN WOLFROM

PLAYING WITH COLOR

First post in the series on color

I left this comment on Sandy’s QUILTING FOR THE REST OF US PODCAST blog post about working with color. She is leading a linky color--design class. I am trying to play along.

I find GREEN is one color that does not play well within the family. Kind of like siblings they are in the family but they fight with each other. I know some quilt instructors tell you not to be MATCHY MATCHY but putting yellow greens and blue greens together and close to each other in a quilt is asking for trouble. They just do not play nice together. Looking at your pictures I think that is why you had difficulty you have yellow greens to the left side of the picture but blue greens on the right side. IF you were to divide the greens into yellow greens and blue greens with the value changes from light/ light medium/ medium/ med dark and dark... I think you will have less problems.

Green for me has always been the PROBLEM child... less so since I now divide them into yellow greens and blue greens. It just be me and my sensibility but if I look at pictures of flowers / plants I have not seen yellow green and blue green on the same plants. Come to think of it most greens tend to be yellow green on plants... the only plant I can think of with the blue green hues are pine trees.

I think that secondary colors ( not pure but the mixture of primary colors) have this problem. The same problems pop up with the red purples and the blue purple. The oranges have this same problem but to a lesser extent.

Today as I drove to work I was looking and analyzing the colors of the trees and bushes as I have been contemplating the nature of green. I have been playing with the idea of colors and how they work together for the past couple of months but not in a formalized or structured manner. I have been reading several books on color and design as I played along with Sandy and Jaye’s design series. I started this analysis after working on a series of quilts that I judged (to and for myself as unsuccessful.) I have been spending a lot of time analyzing why I think these quilts failed.

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Driving to work

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Across the road

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My backyard, we have 8 acres.

This search for color and design knowledge has led me to read multiple books and blogs, one of which is Joen Wolfrom blog as she did a series of color studies last year. (I have provided a group of links for you to explore.) Joen works more from photographs of nature and things that she likes, then from the color wheel. She does feel a good grounding in color theory / color wheel is beneficial but she has based her project more from her photographs and the colors from nature then from the color wheel. For the most part I agree with Joen and have learned a lot but I also come to some of my own conclusions.

I have been taking pictures of trees in a series and examining them and this is what I think:

Because fabrics do not reflect the light the same way as nature or in photographs; what works or is acceptable in nature does not always translate to working in fabrics and quilts. Fabrics do not reflect / absorb light the same way plants/ trees nature does out-doors. Nature is a good guide but you have to work with the fabric and see if it works in your quilt.

Yellow green and blue green can play together in a total landscape picture but they do not live on the same plant. You do not see a plant with blue green and yellow leaves at the same time. I like blue greens and yellow greens, but not in the same quilt block, and I also prefer not in close proximity of each other.

In fabric the blue greens for the most part are BRIGHTS / VIBRANT more true colors. (Kelly green, forest green, pine green. And yes there are always exceptions.)

The yellow greens / olives tend to muted and greyed of a flatter toned down coloration.   (Olive , avocado green, puce, chartreuse, sage are some of the greens I am talking about. )

Caribbean colors follow rules of their own….. Lime green / tropical / bright.

Although I love the greens individually I have found I am very picky on how I put them together in a quilt. Mostly, because they clash my sensibilities and I find I get irritated if the colors are wrong. I will be making a series of blocks for my husband’s quilt and I will be posting more about my thoughts on colors and fabrics as I make these blocks. For me the color series Sandy is posting cannot come a better time.

Evaluation of my GREEN STASH OF FABRICS:

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I dumped all the fabric from my 18 gallon bin of green fabric on to a white sheet so that I could better evaluate what I had. I then divided them into to BLUE GREEN and YELLOW GREEN collections. Some fabric were set aside because they had other colors in the pattern. I wanted fabrics that read green.

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This is my BLUE - GREEN collection of fabric. I tried to sort into light, medium and dark, but I had the assistance of a 4 year old who should have been in bed, so it might not be right.  I find I can work on laying them out, walk away then come back and do it again and still not get it right.

Using a scanner or camera and making black and white photos help you evaluate the VALUES of the fabric.

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This is my YELLOW-GREEN collection of fabric, again sorted into light, medium and dark fabrics.

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I alternated the blue green-fabrics and the yellow-green fabrics to see what they looked like. Even though some might say they do not look bad together, but I still do not like them mixed together.

What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know.

Nonnie

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Update June 3, 2012:  I updated my blog look.... not fond of the color but I love the photo display.  I will be looking for a new free theme that has all the features I like and a clean simple look..  Photo display is what is important to me.  So stay tuned  NONNIE QUILTING DREAMS WILL BE GETTING A NEW LOOK.

Just a little of this and that…..

Just a quick post for a quick podcast.... Catching up with what I have been doing... not a lot of anything.   Some frustration.  I hate math.  A quilt-along that I am enjoying.  Guild meeting and the trunk show ....  Did I tell you I hate math?

Nonnie

Oh My Stars! (A Quilt-Along)

Oh My Stars! (A Quilt-Along)

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I am in love with Pinterest and some reviews

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I will be doing a follow up post with show notes here and at Word-press.  I am seriously into pinterest and having a blast there... come follow me and see the wonderful on line quilt show I have discovered.

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Book reviews ... I will be posting links... Just ran out of hours today.

Nonnie

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Gift from Giles

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Giles from Touch and Sew blog, sent this lovely little podcast reading for my grandson. My grandson was thrilled and wants to hear it first ( before my readings) whenever we go for a drive in the car. I asked permission to post it here to share with you and yours.

When you get a chance, bop over to Giles' web site and read about his creative efforts. He is a beginning quilter, having made his first quilt this year.

GILES at Touch and Sew blog.

On another note, be sure to join Sandy from Quilting for the Rest of Us and the crew for BOXING DAY SEW IN. Read about it at Sandy and Pam's blogs.

Quilting for the Rest of Us

Hip to Be A Square

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Have a Merry Christmas,

Nonnie

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