I love it! I chop up some fabric and do some lay outs, and then just start sewing! I love the fabrics I'm using, I love the freedom to cut any-which-way, and I love the designing!
The greys are leftover from my niece's quilt and I got the pinks from my SIL who's down-sizing her stash (lucky me, right?).
The first prompt was 'wonky log cabin.' Here's one of mine:
Second prompt was 'triangles,' which always give me headaches, so I went crazy on this prompt, putting in lots of them:
- I found it most difficult to square off the 'play' pieces to put them together into a usable block. Try not to fall in love with your creations--you might have to slice off a chunk to get it to fit!
- If you don't like a prompt, skip it! Or do your own wonky block. The point seems to be to play with ideas of what quilt blocks "should" be and make them your own.
- Pick good fabrics--scraps or otherwise--because with all the wonky-ness, bias cuts happen all over and those cheap fabrics buckle and stretch!
- Oh! Starch starch starch all your fabrics before you start and you will have more fun! Fabric just plays better when starched! (I actually don't use starch, but you know what I mean: use your spray of choice!).
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