Saturday, September 26, 2015

Improvising boldly

I have been following some modern quilters who are very improvisational in their work, now it is time to expand my own improvisational dreams! I am making a quilt as you go piece, easy and a little mindless, now I have finished my exhibition quilts for the Queensland Quilters show in October.
The quilt as you go method is easy to manage and I am having the thought process of " don't worry, just do it!" if it doesn't work I am not fussed as that is what learning  is all about. This is all about being impromptu and being fun. The smaller strips of colour are fun to use and I have so many it is good to use them up! They are small blocks to be joined into a larger piece later on.
I will be demonstrating this on the Wednesday at the Brisbane Craft and Quilt fair.

block in progress
finished and ready to trim and join
free motion sampler
 I have also been making some practice blocks of modern free motion machine quilting for some classes next year! This is great fun, I am loving this fun bright pink thread, it is a dream to stitch!
I have also learned some things about my Bernina 820 this week, just to make it all a little easier.
free motion sampler

free motion sampler with my new Westalee ruler foot