Wacky Quilters–fun!

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!

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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.

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Start to finish….

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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.”

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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!


18 thoughts on “Wacky Quilters–fun!

  1. Once again your group has outdone itself. It will be fun to see what you all end up with. Creativity in motion!


  2. Enjoyable show and tell……and I love your idea of the immediate sort of “round robin’ with the black and white fabrics. Might be a good idea for my small group but then again, we are all so “A” type……not sure it’d work! Grinning….


    • It’s not the size of the group that matters. It’s whether or not the individual can give up control of what happens to “their” piece!. We just look to have fun all the time!

      On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 11:25 AM, Quirks Ltd. wrote:



    • Our ideas feed each other and lead to new projects and more things than we can realistically do. It’s great to know that we won’t run out of creative ideas as long as we have each other!

      On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 9:54 AM, Quirks Ltd. wrote:



    • This group really is all about experimenting and we all grow with the input from each other. It’s a great way to learn!

      On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 9:28 AM, Quirks Ltd. wrote:


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    • I am constantly amazed by what this group of artistic women comes up with. They are so very talented and original. Love spending time with them!

      On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 8:54 AM, Quirks Ltd. wrote:



    • I wish my guild showed as many art quilts as this small group does! These women are very inspiring to me–innovative and unique!

      On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 8:33 AM, Quirks Ltd. wrote:



  3. Thanks for sharing. All the show-and-tell quilts are wonderful. I especially love the one shown first. And the last one is very nice, too. And what a great idea for a group project. Thanks for sharing.


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