Knot Even Quilters (aka Wacky Quilters) met this week and had fun with an old favorite exercise. We started out with a nice round of show and tell. Some pieces had been in the recent Sauder Quilt Show and some were latest finishes. We really do have some talented women in this group! And, just in case you’re curious, I seldom show the people holding the quilts because we usually get caught mid-word or with our eyes closed and that is just not a good look!
Aren’t they lovely?
Then we got to work on the day’s project.
Rules: Have a colored background square—ish fabric. Bring fused black/white fabrics, cut in geometric shapes.
What we do: Walk around the table and add pieces to everyone’s background, in whatever formation you like.
Start to finish….
It takes us about half an hour for everyone to make it around the table and add enough pieces to the backgrounds. Then we take a break and edit/rearrange/re-work pieces on our own fabric. After that, we may or may not go for another round of “piecing.”
This time we stopped at the editing phase. And that’s how we make interesting fabric! And what do you do with it, you ask?
This time we decided to go for a cohesive finished look, possibly for display in an upcoming quilt show. We’re going to use them to make a piece that’s 16 x 20, traditional style of front, batting, backing. Now, we don’t make or follow strict rules, so any type of batting/backing/edge finish is acceptable. Size is the important factor and no mounting on a canvas. Can’t wait to see what we end up with!