Friday, August 24, 2007

Katie Pasquini Masopust Workshop

I took a fabulous workshop last weekend with Katie P-M, "Color and Composition for the Creative Quilter", based on her book by the same name. It was just wonderful. We did a 3 day workshop in only 2 days, so the pace was fast, but well worth it.

We started by doing some drawing exercises with a fruit or vegetable still life, and then worked them into a free-motion machine quilting exercise and a cropped Acromatic and Monochromatic composition.


These were 3 of one of my favorite exercises using line and compostition:




And finally, a free cutting compostition, based on a photograph. We had to use an Analogous color scheme in colors that were different from those used in the picture. This was a tropical scene in blues and greens. Gives a very different feel than using true colors.
Katie gave us lots of useful information on composition and color schemes, and some great exercises to get the creative juices flowing. Can't wait to spend some studio time developing what I learned!

9 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

the samples suggest you had a very creative time :-)

Gerrie said...

Oh, this brings back memories of doing the exercises in the book last year. Your work is great!

Joanna van said...

Wow, I wish I could take this workshop. I love what you have done. Very inspiring!
Joanna

Michelle said...

These are terrific pieces - thanks for sharing them!

Judy said...

What beautiful pieces!!!

Sarah said...

Wow! Fabulous pieces! I ordered her book "Color & Comp" - but I would love to be able to take a class with her!

Leenda said...

the free cutting exercise is my fave! Excellent job choosing colors. I'd love to see the original photo and see how it contrasts.

Linda http://Purpletomatoes.wordpress.com

Kathleen Murphy said...

Your free motion quilting of the pear is excellent. The color exercises are similar to ones we did in color II class in college. How wonderful to do it in two (or three) days and get to use fabric :)

Dianne said...

Wow these are gorgeous nice class .
lovely work..