January 25, 2012

Playing with Fire.

As most of you probably know, I am one of the contributors to a technique-teaching group surface design blog called "And Then We Set It On Fire"

            
This month, we have a guest artist/teacher, Rayna Gillman, and the work we're doing as a group is based on techniques in her book called "Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts".
I started with some blocks I received from a birthday block exchange I was involved in a couple of years ago.  I had requested blue or purple stars and received mostly blue AND purple stars.  In retrospect, I should have requested black and white stars and I would have had blocks I could actually make a quilt out of - live and learn, as they say!

However, they were perfect for the purposes of this month's technique - as there was very little I could do with them on their own.  Just sliced up and rearranged is already a great improvement!

Stay tuned...

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6 comments:

  1. That's a great way to deal with not-so-in-love-with-them blocks. I received some in a swap a couple of years ago that were just not what I was hoping to receive; yet I haven't been able to part with them. I guess it's time to pull them out of the drawer and watch what you do and follow along. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Sounds fantastic...I loved Rayna's book.

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  3. Cool solution! Can't wait to see more!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  4. susana25.1.12

    que alegria verla ALERTA.

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  5. @Susana - Gracias!

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