We were asked to bring inspiration photos to class and I chose this one. I took this photo in June of 2010 when my older daughter and I went on our East Coast College Tour :) This building is at Columbia University in New York City. I love the mix of diagonal and horizontal shapes and lines all set within a grid.
It, uh, needs some work... It seemed too symmetrical, so I added the strips of cream solid to break it up a bit. However, that broke up one of the diagonals that I really like from the inspiration picture. I'm probably being too literal in my interpretation of the photo. I should follow Jacquie's lead and cut it in pieces and put it back together again and see how that turns out.
It was such fun to spend a day learning the techniques Jacquie uses and seeing all the wonderful work of the others in the class. I'm such a huge fan of the work she creates.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank Jacquie, Alissa, Heather (@moderndayquilts) and the rest of the MQG group for the amazing quality and quantity of work they did to make QuiltCon happen! It was a huge undertaking and they all worked harder and longer than I could have. The results were totally worth it! QuiltCon was a huge success according to everyone I talked with and we all can't wait for the next one.
The Modern Quilt Guild has some cool things planned in the future and a new website, so sign up for their newsletter and check the website to keep up to date on what is going on. I'll be back soon to tell you a little about the classes I taught at QuiltCon.
Now, go check out what everyone else is working on!