Monday, May 28, 2012

Geometric shapes

Developing Your Shape Vocabulary with Terry Jarrard-Dimond was a two-day workshop.

The first day we made geometric shapes - black on white, then colors. All cuts were made with a ruler. Terry gave us a choice to piece or raw-edge applique. I opt to try something new - appliqued.

Three initial sketches:
12" squares, black & white
Two of three enlarged:
18" squares, black &white
Translated into color:
18" squares in colors
The two squares satisfied the exercise. I went for a foursome: 
 four 18" squares with two black & white stand-ins
four 18" squares in color
Some re-arrangements:

Which one would you sew together?



  1. I like the middle one of the finalists. You have some interesting shapes plus transparcy in the upper right.

  2. I meant the upper right.

  3. I agree, the middle one. What a great class, Ellen!

  4. I like the bottom one!

  5. I have fun playing with possibilities. Too bad only one will be sewn together.

  6. So wonderful to see! Why not make them all and then put them together? Smile.

    It was wonderful to meet you and see you work. Really. It is always interesting to see how different people approach a problem....especially when they get great results. xo, T