I have been using this wacko log cabin as a demo quilt top for a long time. It's great for demonstrating using cool and warm strips to make a quilt come to life in a semi Gee's Bend style. It's been hanging around doomed to be a sad little neglected quilt top...UNTIL TODAY when we got a couple boxes of gorgeous large print florals for Kaffe and company. They just beg to be big borders and this one jumped out of the box and onto the wall as it was born to be the perfect finishing touch. Imagine the immense satisfaction! Some may call it a bright but I prefer colorFULL!!! And like magic....
I like the hard lines of the centre of the quilt surrounded by the gorgeous blossoms of color around the border.
There was also much excitement today in the Deconstruction class. We are loosely using Collaborative Quilting by the lovelies, Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran as a text book. That means we take tradition and break a few rules by heading somewhere, wherever the fabric takes us. Heather wanted Panda Bears for her son so she got work and in one session had drawn up the quilt and produced one block.
These blocks are fun but can be fiddly until you get the hang of it. Pari Chat is trying every class we have to offer at MO and she just started hacking into her budding stash bits and had her first go on the machine to reveal these fun blocks.
And Jane, well she is off the scale with her deconstructing construction... Jane started with a few clam shells rejected from another project and has turned it into a concept quilt. After much pinning, happy humming and staring we agree she is on the way to a successful result. All those bits will find a permanent home in time when all will be revealed.
I have to say I just love watching these quilts come to life! It's a vicarious thrill being a part of so much creative action. And last night we had some fabulous things brewing but I have decided to keep them under wraps for the time being...tip for the day...cut with wild abandon and see what happens! kathy