October 17, 2008

Design Exercises

I'm off to Pacific International Quilt Show in Santa Clara for 3 days. I thought I would leave you with a fun design exercise to try. Last month, Jeanne Surber, shared this exercise with our Fibervision group. It's an exercise that I find very useful and have been doing for years.Cut a hole out of an index card, I have 4 different sizes that I use. Move it over a magazine page, fabric, etc. until you see a composition that you like. Jeanne traces the design, but I have a hard time seeing the details through the tracing paper, so I just draw what I see.Turn each one around to see if a different orientation looks better. Choose a composition that you like and develop in whatever way suites your style.
Sorry about the photo quality, I'm in a rush . . . I need to get ready for our road trip. Yeah!

4 comments :

Quilt Pixie said...

wonderful idea for moving past the "obvious" Thanks for sharing it.

Joanna van said...

Great idea Judy. I can see a lot of potential in this.

zquilts said...

What a fabulous idea ! I can't wait to try it out !Now - dig up some index cards !!!

Karin Millson said...

Love this exercise and will try it out asap