This past Tuesday, I had the pleasure of teaching "Intriguing Interleaves" for the Country Crossroads Quilters in Modesto, CA. What a fun, enthusiastic and productive group of quilters! Look at a sample of their progress from our one day workshop.
There were so many fun and exciting fabric combinations at play...including my personal favorite: ombres!!
|Yummy Variegated Ombres!!|
I was especially intrigued by three quilters who forged their own paths...I just loved their willingness to experiment and play!!
One member pulled out this fun black Shoal fabric fabric designed by Brandon Mably of the Kaffe collective, intending to use it as her quilt back. I asked her if she was willing to try something different and use it in lieu of one of her strip sets. She was game and I just love the end result!! It looks like the fish are swimming behind a wavy set of blinds or coral! So much fun!!
Another member brought this fabulous organic striped batik fabric that ranged from lime green, green and teal. We discussed the possibility of cutting out individual color sections that would be then pieced for one of her strata sets. But why cut it up only to piece it back together? So instead, she cut one of her tops from the fabric and alternated it with a black, white and cool blue strata set. Some of her fellow members joked that she was cheating...but I quickly came to her defense in that she was being most resourceful and making that fabulous batik work for her!! And the results speak for themselves!!
One member did her research and had a game plan in mind before arriving to class. In fact, she came to class having already pieced her two quilt tops featuring a large center triangle! I was immediately excited and was sure to capture a before and after photograph. Once her quilt top was pieced and assembled, she used her walking foot to quilt echoed lines that really emphasized the newly emerged tirangles and diamonds! WOW is all I can say!!
|Trying Out Triangles for a Truly Exciting Design!|
There were quite a few members who completed their tops, with several who then went on to finish their Interleave quilts with binding or a faced edge.
Later that evening, most of them brought their in-progress or finished quilt tops to the meeting for show and tell!
Welcome new Interleave Inductees and many thanks to the Country Crossroads Quilters for a truly lovely day of teaching and lecturing!
|Welcome New Interleave Inductees!!!|