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Inspiring creativity through modern quilting
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The Modern Colour Workshop has the best explanation of colour theory I've come across, and I have had it explained many times but it mostly applied to mixing paint. Not only are the key principles explained clearly and succinctly, it is all brought back to how this relates to fabric choices. All of this is accompanied by stunning pictures. I have been using my new skills when choosing fabrics for my next project but also in my wardrobe and I have finally worked out how to wear my beloved red and green skirt without looking like a Christmas tree! If you have been thinking of getting this great book, do yourself a favour, You (and your quilts) won't regret it!
The modern medallion was FUN because it broke the rules - I also like things matching and straight but I look at things differently now!
Crystal, I have you to thank for my love of improv. Your modern medallion pattern pushed me out of my comfort zone at first, but opened up so many possibilities!
I give a nod to Crystal McGann and Freddy Moran for teaching me to embrace wonky quilting. I learned to leave my perfectionism behind with you, and I am so much happier with my quilting. My quilts make me smile now.