After spending Saturday giving the bay tree in the garden its' first haircut in 3 years using 4 different pruning tools, I spent Sunday cutting on a different scale - bits of fabric with scissors and rotary cutter. 5 hours, 2 ironing boards , 2 sewing machines and a scene of devastation for 2 A4 constructions!'Quilt University' on Elizabeth Barton's 'Working in Series' class. It's actually the second time I've done it but there's so much information it takes a while to sink in. Last time I got as far as making some sketches based on houseboats and barges along the Thames, an ongoing theme for the last couple of years on 'boat friday' expeditions! I was determined to get a bit further in class to take advantage of Elizabeths excellent feedback so with CQ Journal Quilts in mind (Shades of Red, A4) did some work on images in Photoshop using 'channel mixer' and sorted through my red stash attempting to grade by tone.
Found a decent selection of 20 ( with back up of another 40 or so more roughly sorted). Quite sobering to realise how few light tones I have - I'm not really a pastel person but they have their place!