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WAYWO Wall Flower

on January 13, 2016
Mary Lou Weidman Class

Mary Lou Weidman Class

I am working on this wallhanging.  It is from a Mary Lou Weidman class.  I love Mary Lou.  We have the same name and it was shortened the same way.  Pretty cool!  But she is just a lovely person.  So positive, helpful and has that “can do” attitude.

I had mentioned earlier in one of my posts, that I love classes, but they become another UFO.  Well, here is one that didn’t!  I had the flower completely done by the end of class.  Last week I added the border.

I auditioned several fabrics, but this orange spoke to me when it went up on the wall.  Which brings me to color.  I love and adore color.  My favorite part of the quilting process is putting the colors together.  I, to this day, love to “color” with crayons.  But I know not why the colors work.  I have learned that value is what does the work, not the actual color.  If you mix lights, mediums and darks, you’ve got a good combo. I also know that most fabric you see in the stores are mediums.  If I see a light or dark amongst the mediums, I will grab!

Value is also dependent on what sits next to it.  In my wall hanging the only “dark” I see is the burgundy pot.  The only “light” I see are green on the outside left and on the inside right.  The orange in the flower is a print with a dark AND medium value.  This is IMHO(in my humble opinion).

Which brings me to another point.  Color and Value are very subjective.  Our eyes are unique and can see things very differently.  Again, I’m not book smart in how color works, but something happens when I see the “perfect” match.  It’s like the lightbulb going off in my head, except it happens in my eyes.  Weird, right?.

I quilted and put the binding on this week and should have it finished by next WAYWO post.

What are YOU working on?  Hope you get it to the finish.

God Bless.

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2 responses to “WAYWO Wall Flower

  1. Mary I am going to combine the blocks I made in Mary Lou’s class into the border of the story quilt I will start in next Wednesday’s class!!

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