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...



Joanne said...

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.

MariQuilts said...

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

Queenie Believe said...

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

susana said...

que alegria verla ALERTA.

Kit Lang said...

@Susana - Gracias!

Jo James said...

So cool!

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