I wanted to meet her and take a workshop with her though so when the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild (thank you, Laura!) brought her in to teach her Meadow quilt workshop, I signed up right away. Boy was it worth it! I learned a couple of new things and I've started what I think will end up being one of my favourite quilts.
Look! Me and Lizzy and her beautiful Meadow quilt. :D
A couple of nights before the workshop, I did a fabric pull. Prints! Think there's enough Lizzy House fabric in here to earn me teacher's pet status or kickass?
My idea was to invert the design and see what it would look like if I made the stars/flowers with prints and do the background in greys. And I wanted to try playing with the values of the greys. Lizzy was very supportive of my plan and thankfully talked me out of one of my crazier ideas. :)
This is the fabric pull I settled on in the workshop.
Lizzy's Meadow quilt is a 4 x 5 block arrangement. Well, I had a hard time culling my fabric pull down to less than 28 so I decided to do a 5 x 6 arrangement.
She's a smart one, that Lizzy. She had us do a sample block to test out the technique. Oh gosh, look at that, more Lizzy House fabric. ;)
My oldest son is a big fan of rocks and gemstones so this will become a cushion for him.
Playing with the values of grey in the background (sideways iPod shot).
Now to check colour and value placement.
The cool purples in the upper right are bothering me. Replace one of them?
Now to decide on the background:
Option A: Having the greys in a value progression from darkest on the outside to lightest on the inside.
Option B: Have the values interspersed more randomly.
Going into this, I had thought I was set on Option A. Now, I'm not so sure.
Thoughts? Feeling a little decision fatigue here.