The Knot Even Quilters met today for a fun little exercise. Our project for ourselves was to use fused bright colors, cut in geometric shapes, on a black background. We always try to get by with as few rules as possible and this works quite well for us.
We had the largest group today that we have had in a while and that made it so much fun. I think everyone just liked the idea of this project.
Step one was to lay out our background fabric, which was a half-yard of plain black cotton. Then we gathered around the table and each of us started adding our pieces. No one hesitated very much either…just jumped right in! Rotate–add more–rotate–assess–add/subtract–rotate–assess–fuse!!!!
It took very little time and since there were so many of us we decided to do another one. You gotta know that we are quilters, so no one was really short of fabric! Same procedure but we had learned from the first piece that it’s a whole lot easier to add some large pieces first, NOT after a bunch of little pieces are on and need to be moved!
The pieces are very similar, yet completely different.
We divided the large pieces up into chunks so that everyone took one home. If you look closely you can see where each of the smaller chunks came from. We could have cut in a different manner, or into smaller pieces and each taken two, but we decided that large chunks would give us more finishing options…and we DO want to have everyone finish these by our January meeting. Can’t wait!
We liked it so much that we are going to do it again…with some variations, of course. Hope that turns out as well as this one!
Linking to Off the Wall Friday.