I am afraid I missed the 1st May "Reveal" date for The Endeavourers.
I had a plan, but my back has been playing up and I've not slept properly for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately this meant I have been so tired I haven't felt like sewing (or standing painting) and this was the week I’d anticipated finishing my quilt!
Even though I haven't a "finish" to share I thought I'd explain what the title suggested to me:
When I made my first quilt for The Endeavourers I struggled to mix the colours I wanted, and I realised then that a colour chart would have helped so much! My first thought when I read "Change" was that of how paints change when they are mixed, so I decided to paint a quilt colour chart.
I am using calico, and have washed and ironed the fabric a few times before starting to paint, so that hopefully my "mini quilt to be" won't shrink in future washes. I pencilled a grid, and using a fabric pen wrote the paint colours across the top, and again down the left hand side.
Each colour in the left column is then mixed with each of those across the top of the chart in turn.
|The outer border is just my practising.|
DH put me off my stroke a little when he asked how I was measuring the paint mix! Oops, I hadn't thought too much about that ..... I thought it would be just a dab here and there!
My quilt will end at the pencil line around the colour names. The colours round the outside are where I was using up some of the paint I’d mixed.
Once I finish painting I am intending to machine quilt grid lines and add binding.
My mini quilt will finish at 16" square.
To summarise, maybe this wasn’t the best time to learn how to use a colour pen, or how to mix paints, but I did have fun experimenting, although it was far more time consuming than I originally thought ..... therefore it could be some time before its finished!