You may well be asking, “What on earth is this?” and “Why would anyone write a blog post about it?”
Raindrop was created, and finished, by me at a 3 hour Quiltcon workshop called Every.Day.Creativity by Debbie Grifka. For the last few years, Debbie has nurtured her creativity by regularly devoting time to create, working from a prompt and having FUN. One year she made 10inch quilts, and that is what she had us make. The prompt for mine was “raindrop”, inspired by the rain which dogged Nashville while we were there. Then we made postcards with black bias tape on white cotton. Here’s my effort.The next morning, I took a photography workshop, from Kitty Wilkin, Night Quilter. Regular readers of my blog will be saying, “Finally!”
It was excellent: informative, well presented and fun. As I look at my notes, I’m wondering if I can remember half of the information, but even half is a lot more than I knew about taking quilt pictures last week. Students were encouraged to bring a quilt to the session to photograph, but I didn’t pack one; I needed my suitcase space for purchases. (Why, when I’m not buying fabric this year, I don’t know. HaHa.) What I did have was Raindrop, made the previous night, so I took her along and snapped some pictures in the conference centre. Here she is on the floor. I thought the picture was straight, but as I look at it now I realize it isn’t quite. No, Raindrop hadn’t gone to the bar at the Omni the night before, drinking bourbon laced milkshakes. I might have. And here she is, going upstairs. I forgot the rule of thirds. I still like it, though. I’ve changed to vivid warm on my Iphone, and the colours are closer to realistic.
And here she is, telling a story.And now here I am at home after a marvellous week in Tennessee, looking forward to putting just a little Quiltcon inspiration into my quilting. I’ll get onto that just as soon as I get a half suitcase full of fabric, books and rulers put away.
Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a fabric addict