DESIGNING A QUILT 101 - MODULE 2

 

The Module 2 of the online course Designing a Quilt 101, is all about colors and how to use a color wheel.

This video was modified from the one available in the online course, it is about the color wheel, all the exercices and bonuses are not included in this blog post, they are inside the online course.

Thank you

Emmanuelle

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DESIGNING A QUILT 101 - MODULE 1

 

I created the online version of my course DESIGNING A QUILT 101 in 2019.

I love creating content, I got a day job where I got to create content for students learning english, and I also created a course for teachers searching for original ways to teach english, it turned out to be a 450 page course.

I can say that I am a course creator, since only 1 person trusted me on this and bought my course in 2020, I will be sharing with you a modified version of the video. All the exercise pages and bonuses are of course only available by purchasing my online course.

Hope you enjoy this first module, there are 9 modules all together.

Emmanuelle

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Thinking outside the box - Part 3

blogs creativity Apr 17, 2021

If you want to start designing your quilt, I have multiple documents to help you follow the steps that you need to create that stunning quilt that you will be the only one to have.

If you want to learn different techniques just to understand all the basics, I have the documents for you.

But until you are ready to join me out of that box, why not start by imagining what you would love to make.

Here is a suggestion for you 2021 "One day I will... " Board to put all the projects that you would love to make.

Purpose of your Board: to represent the projects that you would love to make, represent the fabrics that you would love to use, notes about the techniques that you would love to learn...

Where to make your Board: either make it on your computer or make it on paper...

What you need to make your Board: pictures, shapes, colors, fabrics, crayons, pens...

Where to find your images: Pinterest, Designer's website, Magazines...

How to make your board: Cut you images and glue them on the...

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Thinking outside the box - Part 2

blogs creativity Apr 16, 2021

I joined a zoom call early this year, we were 12 ladies from different parts of Britany (a western region of France on the Atlantic ocean), the subject of the meeting was talking about a 2021 Inspirational Board of what we hoped for our self during this new year:

the way to do this is to imagine what we wanted in our personal life and/or business life and make it visual either by using words, images, painting, writing, collage, anything that we wanted to express our desires for this coming year.

The exchange was amazing and each could relate to a piece or section on some else's board, whether it was the use of a word, the description of a way to escape, the expression of a dream, or just a thought such as "THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX" which is the one that I most related to during that event.

I always think outside the box, maybe too much sometimes, that people don't understand what I am doing or why I am doing it that way.

For the past five years, my way of thinking outside the box has...

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Thinking outside the box - Part 1

blogs creativity Apr 15, 2021

Let me share with you what I am feeling.

I am an introvert when it comes to everyday life, I love to be alone and do whatever I want and whenever I want.

If I am hungry I will eat, I don't care if it is 11 am or 2 pm, I will have my lunch when I am hungry and not necessarily because lunch should be taken at noon.

If I want to watch a movie in the middle of the day, I will take a break and watch it, and not at 8 pm because a movie should only be watched in the evening.

But most of all, if I want to spend 12 hours working on a quilt, I can spend my entire day making a quilt.

I can stay weeks without piecing a fabric, but when I get started, I just have to get it done no matter how long it takes, usually I don't see time go by and will realize after a while that it is 2 in the morning and it is time to actually go to bed!!

The following morning I will get my cup of warm chocolate and get to the sewing room straight away and that is when my lunch time gets pushed back until I am really...

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THE CHECKER BOARD QUILT - Step 6

I used the templates from Marti Michell, Set A to make the blocks :

 

I always start preparing all my block pieces on a design board and once all the pieces are cut, I then move on to the piecing with my sewing machine.

Emmanuelle

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THE CHECKER BOARD QUILT - Step 5

Using the board of the color set up, prepare all the blocks :

The next step is making the blocks.

Emmanuelle

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THE CHECKER BOARD QUILT - Step 4

By using the block and the color set up, the six colors are dispatched on the motifs:

Color in all the plain squares :

Then when coloring a motif section, choose the biggest shapes to color in :

Finish coloring in the rest of the motif with the same or other of the six colors :

Emmanuelle

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THE CHECKER BOARD QUILT - Step 3

Now that we have an idea on how to make the background, let's move on to the motif.

What motif are we going to use?

Once we have decided on the motifs that are going to be used we need to move on to placing them on our blocks.

They can be placed in a traditional way, meaning in a geometrical way, or they can be placed in a randomly way:

The two blocks on the left are placed in a geometrical way, but the two blocks on the right have the motifs placed in a randomly way.

Next step will be to associate the colors that we had decided for the background with the blocks that will be designed.

Emmanuelle

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THE CHECKER BOARD QUILT - Step 2

Rather than doing a traditional checker board, we are going to add some extravaganza to it.

The block has two set ups possible, I have chosen to work with 6 colors:

I am going to place these colors on my two blocks set up, I am then going to draw one block set up at the top and the other block set up on the side:

I am now going to match both set up to obtain new color set ups:

If you notice, in the diagonal I have a full blue, then a full purple all the way to the bottom to a full beige.

I will be using those set ups differently and you will see how later on.

So until the third step, have a good week.

Emmanuelle

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