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Monday Sew – Oh Boy What’s Up!

I am published in the Summer edition of Simply Moderne. If you like what you see go out and purchase this magazine TODAY and post a picture so that I can feel the love. #sandrajohnsondesigns Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10:39

Monday Sew – Help I need to sew!

Help I need to sell! Are there days when you feel like the world is just coming in on you. And there’s nothing you can do right. You try your best but it seems like everything just fails. In those moments I always revert back to my go to. Sewing is where I go when life is just not going my way. When I need a little break from everything. As you can see in the above slide show I love fabric, I love color, I love the textures of fabric, I love the feel of fabric. Fabric makes me…

Friday Fun – Standing up for DIY

Sometimes I just want to create and I don’t have much time. So I star with the fabric left over from other projects. I am not one for keeping fabrics around but when I have extra time to create I will look to the fabrics set aside for very special projects. Pillow are just one project I have been able to create with repurposed denim. You can create amazing quilts from fabric or old clothing from around your home or ask your friends and family to donate to your DIY projects. Aprons are also something I have created with fabric…

Monday Sew – Balance

What is balance? For me balance provides stability and structure to my designs. It’s though weight distribution in the design by the placement of my element. When I talk about my elements that could mean the placement of the blocks the arrangement of the blocks the arrangement of the borders the existence of the porters and even the placement of color. An example of balance can be achieved by simply placing a large element on one side with a design of small elements on the other side. Here is a picture of balance in one of my creations. You dear…

Friday Fun – Working for Fun

Proximity is one of the five basic principles of design. How close or how far or in wet alignment are the elements you’re working with arranged in your design? Are you thinking about proximity? By grouping similar elements together or in a close proximity, you create a relationship between those elements. Proximity also works with providing a focal point we’re giving the reader an idea of where they should focus their attention. When I am creating I understand the proximity doesn’t mean at the elements have to be placed together, it means they should be visually connected in someway. I…

Monday Sew – Good Times using Contrast

So following up on the 5 basic principles of design. Contrast allows you to emphasize or highlight elements within a design. So when you have 2 elements that are totally opposite you have created contrasts. This can be achieved in many different ways. Big, small, shapes, colors, light or dark. enter that Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8

Friday Fun – Faith and Hope

It’s Friday and I’m so glad to be able to sit down and talk about where I get my faith and hope from. For me my faith comes from knowing that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins. And that one day he will come back at the end of this world and we all as believers will be united as one. My hope it is built on nothing less then the whole Bible. The faith I have in my ability to create comes from above. As I’m look towards the coming months and years I ask myself…

Monday Sew – Living to Sew

It’s Monday morning. And it’s time for me to create. For some of you living is not really living unless you can sew. I’m still thinking about the five basic principles of design. In my last post I spoke about alignment. It you did not read that post let me tell you a bit about alignment. Alignment creates a sharp, or more ordered design. Repetition strengtens a design by tying together multiple individual elements. The consistent repetition of an element like color, shape. or texture and set a project apart. In this quilt that I have created the repetition in…

Friday Fun – Power of Design

So what does the power of design mean to you. When I think back to my college years I can remember a class where we talked about the five basic principles of design. Good design and talking about good design you must start with the understanding of the basics. When are you understand the basics of design it will help you avoid designing disasters key themes in your artwork. Alignment What does alignment do or how can use it when designing a quilt top? Alignment elements allowed you as the creator to create a visual connection with other elements. Have…

Monday Sew – Some Day

How many times have you told yourself I would do that task someday. For me this Sunday is something I use for hanging out with my friends. I will put it off meeting with a girlfriend over a couple coffee or a quick lunch to continue creating in my studio. But I have decided that…