First show and tell is from Ileane H, one of the Quilting 101 organizers. Along with a fun variety of scraps and schnibbles, Ileane brought this wonderful ombre, organic stripe print that I just loved. She sliced it up and incorporated it into many of her blocks. She was fearless as she incorporated a great variety of techniques covered: intersecting lines, floating units, 90-degrees and curves!! She used a lovely eggplant colored linen blend for her background fabric, to which she added even more luscious texture through micro pebbling.
|Ileane H, "Slice of Improv" and Micro Pebbling|
|Karen F's "Slice of Improv Sampler" with Pops of Black & White|
Last up is Sandie E. In the class, Sandie was working with cranberry background squares and making great progress on her improv pieced blocks. So I was totally surprised when she sent me a picture of her latest finished top, "Ad Lib Strata Bubbles" featuring slice of improv piece border units! Sandie started the beautiful strata columns in Rob Appell's Color Strata Quilts workshop. When it came time to add a border, Sandie opted to incorporate Slice of Improv blocks. They look like confetti sprinkled around the perimeter!! Once again, her trusty feline friend, JR, came out to help model!
|Sandie E's "Ad Lib Strata Bubbles" as Featured with the Fabulous Feline Model JR|