Wednesday, 20 February 2013

A Burst of Colour - A Work in Progress

Before I broke my wrist, I had signed up for a Liberated Radial Piecing class with Elaine Quehl. I love her Solstice and couldn't wait to learn how she did it. I had no idea how I was going to participate on Saturday with my wrist, but I figured I could still learn something and have a good time.

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I could do because the techniques were very free-form. I can't apply enough pressure to cut anything accurately right now so this couldn't have been more perfect.

I chose to use solids because that was my best stash of the colours I wanted to pay with, although this technique also looks stunning with handdyes and batiks.


First half of outer circle
First half of inner circle
Ready to be assembled
Loving it so far!

Thanks for a fabulous class, Elaine! Here are some examples of my classmates' work. Isn't it cool to see it with different fabrics?

Right Click to Save ImageWIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


31 comments:

  1. Oh, BOO! sorry about the Wrist but is seems not to have held you back! Well done you!

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  2. So cool - it looks fabulous and considering your wrist it's even more impressive.

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  3. This is incredible! I love it! And to think you did it with an injury is even more amazing.

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  4. love the photos, but they leave me with the question HOW? Well, I will keep Elaines name in mind and hope she comes out to BC to do a class or two or three...

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    1. Susan, I'll be in BC in October, teaching three days at Cherry Tree Quilts (www.cherrytreequilts.ca) in Summerland. Elaine

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  5. Great colours! I'm not clear where the inner circle goes, since the outer circle looks complete in the inside.

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  6. Looking very very nice M-R. The wide range of solids really works! I can't believe you did it with a broken wrist!!

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  7. Amazing! This is going to be beautiful! I am so happy you got to play, even with your broken wrist!

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  8. these colors are ALL perfect together <3

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  9. I love that M R - what a brilliant effect.
    Hope you wrist is healing nicely- take it easy :)

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  10. Wow, that is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  11. oh wow! it looks amazing. hope the wrist healing goes nicely :) can't wait to see more of this project - those colours are fantastic together.

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  12. Amazing, just gorgeous. Love the arrangement and the color!
    Hugs

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  13. Awesome M-R! Love your choice of colours. Looks so much better than mine.

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  14. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no words for this...love love love it!!!!

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  15. Super, awesome, cool. I love your colour choices. I`m totally blown away by how much I love this.

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  16. That is just stunnng and made with a broken wrist!! Amazing.

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  17. I'm glad your wrist is on the mend. And that Solstice, it's incredible! The colour choices, the way it radiates from the centre, it'st just amazing.

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  18. Wow, that's crazy awesome, I am in awe!!

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  19. It looks so incredible! I can't believe you did all of that one-handed.

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  20. Looks gorgeous! wishing you a speedy recovery

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  21. I love the colors you're working with. Glad your wrist didn't stop you from having fun :)

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  22. You certainly have a way with solids! Hope your wrist is healing nicely, and that it got you excused from dish-washing duties.

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  23. Oh wow, this is just stunning! Well done :)

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  24. Fabulous! Hope your wrist heals quickly!

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  25. Michèle-Renée - This is AWESOMELY FABULOUS! I'm loving the colors! Nicely done with a broken wrist! (Hope you're healing!) I know you follow me on Pinterest, but I thought I'd give you a heads up that I've pinned this to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to check it out: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

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