First up was Velda sharing how she uses stitched lines to create the illusion of dimension and texture in her Baskets quilt. We added several layers of interest to create dimension in our own simplified baskets.
Once we had practiced the various processes, we moved onto lemons. There was a small glitch on the supply list and very few people brought yellow fabric, but we all had yellow-green fabric, so most of us ended up with limes instead! This may have been my favorite technique as we stitched some basic contour lines and then bisected each line with more and more stitching lines. It was rather meditative, which was a good thing as Velda told me to keep going until you stop seeing the square grid!
|Baskets of Fun, When Life Doesn't Hand You Lemons--Make Limes Instead!|
|My Leaves Have a Bit More Dimension and Texture Than Velda's Leaves...|
Last but not least, Velda gave us a bonus demo on how she uses paints on her quilts to create even more depth and color!! It was amazing to watch her transform another student's lemon with a few strokes of light green paint...it looked 3-dimensional!! And while she makes it look very easy, I know it is because of her years of art classes and painting on her own quilts!
|Projects from Velda's Workshop|
Many thanks to Velda and the SCVQA Programs committee for a really wonderful workshop!!