The last few Fridays have seemed kinda bland to me but I wasn't sure what was missing. Then Kathy posted her tutorial on the perfect facing for a quilt. Tutorials! There have not been many tutorials lately! Anyway, I don't know that I agree with Kathy that a quilt has to be faced to be considered a work of art and not a pot holder but I do occasionally like to use a facing.
Another tutorial is here. It is a picture tutorial on tying a quilt without leaving tie ends flying in the breeze. The method is called a decatur knot. I am going to be trying that out!
I have been working on my artist presentation of Elizabeth Barton for my drawing class. As I have perused her blog entries for the last couple of years, I have found wonderful blogs that when put together could be a book on how to create art. Here is another excellent post--this one is on using values in a quilt. I don't know that it qualifies as a tutorial but it sure does teach me a lot.
The last tutorial I want to highlight this week was written by Rosalita at "...And Then We Set It On Fire." Rosalita went to great detail in her instructions for parfait dyeing. Do take a look at the tutorial, give the technique a try, and post a comment on the Fire blog.
Lastly, a give-away! Lynn Krawczyk is being interviewed this coming Sunday on Blog Talk Radio. To celebrate, she is going to give away a copy of her brand spanking new, not yet released DVD, "Print, Design, Compose" to a lucky listener. Here is the information about the where and when. The how will be told during the interview.
This Saturday is another dyeing day for me. I will be finishing my dyeing for Nancy Crow's class, doing some snow dyeing before the last of the snow melts, and maybe trying Rosalita's tutorial.