Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Make Your Own Viewfinder (for the Metro Walking Tour!)

Our Metro Challenge Walking Tour is coming up on November 5th when we will be wandering  through a few of the metro stations to discuss their design and history, and hopefully get your creative juices going for the challenge.

McGill metro station, image courtesy of the STM website

Joanna has been kind enough to put together a tutorial to help you make your own viewfinder for use during the tour. Use of a viewfinder is of course optional, but just like the one on your camera, it helps you frame or focus on certain elements in your surroundings. This can be immensely valuable when trying to decide on your quilt's design... and of course this technique can be used elsewhere, not just for this challenge.

Joanna's viewfinder is designed to have a 3:4 proportion specifically to fit the 30" x 40" dimensions of our challenge. If you've decided to do your quilt using the 40" x 40" dimensions, then of course you can adjust the dimensions of the viewfinder to match that. You can find the full tutorial in the Members Only section of the blog... if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

Remember we will be meeting at the Food Court at the Eaton Center downtown at noon on Saturday November 5th (please see the original blog post for full details). We will grab some lunch and then start the tour from there... if you can't make it for the start of the tour but still want to join, we will be posting our progress on Instagram, so you are welcome to check there and meet up with us at the next station. See you on the 5th!

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