We went over our next few challenges last night since summer is quickly approaching :) Remember these are optional and you are not required to do them, however you'll receive points if you do :)
NEGATIVE SPACE QUILT CHALLENGE RULES:
Definition of "negative space" from the Modern Quilt Guild Website: "Negative space is the unoccupied area that surrounds the objects, shapes or forms in a composition. Negative space can be within a block itself as well as the space surrounding the block. It flows in, around and between our quilt blocks. Negative space is a powerful design tool as it gives definition to our composition. Sometimes the negative space in a composition also forms a design element that becomes part of the composition. Sometimes the negative space in a composition also forms a design element that becomes part of the composition."
"In addition to defining shapes in a quilt, negative space can be used to create movement, emphasis and interest in a quilt design. Negative space can simplify or unclutter a design and at the same time draw attention to the focal point of a quilt. It can also give the eye a place to rest in an intricate design."
Taken from the following blog post:
- Quilt design incorporates a significant use of negative space which organizes the composition of the quilt.
- The quilt must be at least 45" by 45" or larger.
- Reveal is the August FWMQG meeting on August 15, 2013
- You will receive 5 points for completing this challenge by the August meeting.
If you are unfamiliar with how to use negative space in your quilts, here are some examples for further explanation and inspiration:
Let's have fun with the upcoming challenges and I can't wait to see what you create!!!