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Color Challenge


Last year the local quilt guild issued a challenge for their biannual show.

Put your hand in a paper bag filled with crayons, select a crayon–no peeking–and construct a quilt with that color or shades thereof with a modern look.

I drew yellow-green.

The gray and black plaid was my mother’s–I think she planned a dress from it.

The yellowgreen and the black swirly and the white were from my stash–which is not shrinking despite my best efforts.

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As you can see this quilt is very long and too long for me to get it all in one frame. I am limited by the ceiling height AND the length the frames will extend. My photography setup includes one set of frames with a black drape and a  second frame to hang the quilts on. I haven’t figured out how to do framed work yet–usually I photo it before it gets put on a frame.

I also have tried editing with photoshop–after a great course with the Pixeladies from California–an on-line class with great homework assignments. Wish I had a steadier hand to do the edits but if I keep practicing with things I don’t plan to enter into shows I’m sure my skills will increase.

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