FC: SANDY'S QUILTING JOURNAL
2: This group of fabric designs is quite pleasing to the eye. My group and I effectivly created a pattern using the material at our disposal. We found sucess with grouping colors togther, attempting to match corners with their respectice colors, and crarting a zig-zaging diagonal of a certain blue poka-dotted design. I beleve this quilt could be improved if we were able to match up the colors to create smother transitions between pieces. In addition I think that we may have been able to balance our colors over the pattern in a more pleasing way. Overall i think that this is a very cool design
4: This patchwork is some of the first quilting I have ever done. Once or twice before I have done small-time work with my mom but I really enjoyed making this quilting project. My quilting experience is much different from many kids in the 1800's. many kids back in those day were awesome quilters by the age of 7 or 8 because they use quilting as a way to make money and support their family. I went with a pretty basic layout using square and rectangle pieces. Overall I like the mix of fabric and different patterns on each individual piece.
5: This classwork was an activity where my group experienced the different patterns that can be created when the Log Cabin quilt is rotated. We saw that the deference in colors can be used to create several different patterns like the triangle shapes and Zig Zags. I thought that it was very cool and interesting that rotating the pieces around could make such a big difference on how the quilt looks.
6: As a homework assignment our class created a homemade quilt pattern. The name of my quilt pattern is "Home sweet home" because of the house like pattern on the quilt. I wanted this quilt to symbolize the comfort many people have when in their own home.This quilt is made out of construction paper but is meant to represent an actual quilt. I decided to use this color scheme because my favorite color is blue and I felt that the rest of the colors looked good together. I had a lot of fun creating my own pattern and I think that making your quilt pattern is one of the best parts of this style of art.
9: I made this map in order to imitate a quilt that African American's slaves may have used to find their path en route to escaping captivity. I think that this map shows good information that could be useful when traveling from Lafayette College to my house. This map shows that to get to my house you need to pass through three states, go over a bridge, take highway 287, and finally pass a school and a lake. This map was easy to make could certainly be made into a real quilt.
11: Today in class we created story quilts. A story quilt is a quilt which captures a special moment for someone. I chose to make a quilt about my experience coming to Lafayette. This quilt symbolizes me showing up in a while new world and finding new friends. My first semester at Lafayette college has been a great memory and is a time in my life i will never forget.
13: Creating this small little peace of patchwork was a very fun experience for me. I learned for the first time how to quilt. I learned that a quilt has to pieces of fabric and a middle piece of cloth that are all stitched together. I thought that it was interesting that it took me quite some time to make this piece when I only stitched a letter J in the middle. Making this made me realize home much effort must be put into a full quilt.
14: This is an Amish style quilt block that i created. The Amish culture uses a lot of straight edged fabric pieces in their quilts which used to create this piece of art. Furthermore I chose to use blue and green because the Amish usually use basic colors such as blue green and red in their quilts. The center piece of this quilt is the diamond pattern in the middle which symbolizes strength.
17: In Class we learned about the way quilts work through mathematics. Quilters often use very intricate designs that are truly an art forum of geometry. These quilts designs show the use of right triangles. placement and angles of these triangle leads to beautiful designs. Here is two examples of how math is used in quilting. I chose to use blue and green colors because I think they combine and look well together. It is evident that math is used in all quilts because quilters need to measure up and match pieces of fabric together.
19: Throughout the semester i really enjoyed my time in quilting class. Not only was it a class where I learned a lot of interesting information, but i was a class that I had a lot of fun in. As a boy who spends most of his time involved with athletics I felt like i was somewhat out of my element getting in quilting, but was willing to give it a shot. This FYS was a great choice because I put myself in a new environment. I made new friends that I may not have know otherwise. Quilting class has been an experience that i will not soon forget!
21: This Quilt block is my final piece for the semester. I decided that i would incorporate some of what I learned about Swedish quilts in this project. This has a bright centerpiece and boarder that really catches the eye. I wanted the center circle to symbolize inner trust. In this quilt I used a lot of blue fabric because blue is my favorite color and i wanted to show tranquility. I enjoyed being creative throughout the development process of this quilt.
23: In class we learned about design principals. We were give specific topics to attempt to quilt showing a principal. This quilt shows movement. I tried to change the angle of each piece of yellow fabric in order to create a sense of movement. The green center is a stationary block that emphasizes the movement from the yellow pieces.
25: In class we learned about design principals. We were give specific topics to attempt to quilt showing a principal. This quilt is meant to represent unity. I showed unity through repletion and conformity. Each maroon block is the same shape, size, and color. Furthermore the blocks are all in the same distance from each other. This quilt show unity.
26: Today in class we ha a guest speaker who talked about the Japanese art of Katagami. Katagami id a very cool for of quilting. The guest speaker showed us several example of these Japanese Quilts. I was very interested in how they died their quilts using pieces of rice. The process of Katagami was very cool. Furthermore, the guest speaker showed us several of her own quilts which were extremely well done. One of them even took her several years.
29: In class we learned about the importance of math in quilts. We practiced an interesting pattern that can be seen in many beautiful quilts. The golden ration is a patten thats has been historically proved to be pleasing to the eye. This exercise show that math can be a very important part of artwork.