15 Minutes of Play—Improvisational Quilts: Made-Fabric Piecing,Traditional Blocks, Scrap Challenges

15 Minutes of Play—Improvisational Quilts: Made-Fabric Piecing,Traditional Blocks, Scrap Challenges

Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Language: English

Pages: 100


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Scraps never looked so good! This is improvisational piecing reinvented—learn how to create a unique piece of "made-fabric" in just 15 minutes with Victoria Findlay Wolfe's improvisational scrap-piecing methods, then incorporate your made-fabric into traditional quilt blocks. As you play, you'll sharpen your design skills and learn about combining colors and prints in new ways...then watch your quilt design emerge. Discover just how distinctive classic blocks like Sawtooth Star or Flying Geese can be, when they're constructed with more spunk and spontaneity! Includes 11 challenge exercises to strengthen your creative muscles, plus an inspirational quilt gallery.

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can use. Beauty is in the eye of the scissors. Chop it up! Most quilters have fabric that isn’t their favorite and they don’t think they can use. Why is using these fabrics a good challenge? Generally, it is because doing so will force you to try ideas that make you really think about your work. You are forced to work with colors you don’t like and to find ways to make patterns that you no longer like … great. You just imagine you won’t like the quilt if you use the fabric. But when you slice it

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you are a new or a seasoned quilter, there is always room for play—to reconnect to the curiosity you had as a child. For me, play through improvisational piecing helps me find a path to move forward with a project. I enjoy every part of the discovery process. In fact, love of the process, rather than of just the finished object, is what keeps me sewing and quilting. Why Play? Play plants seeds of creativity and encourages you to find a different way to approach your quilts. Trying something

blocks. Polka Dots Squared (page 43) is the result of this play. Polka-dot Made-Fabric blocks on a design wall 16 15 Minutes of Play—Improvisational Quilts Dot Calm, Karen Griska, 2011, 24˝ × 24˝ Black Tie Affair, pieced and quilted by Helen Beall. Blocks contributed by 15 Minutes Play Quilt Bee Players: LeeAnn Decker, Beth Shibley, Glenda Parks, Sujata Shaw, Margaret Cibulsky, Shelly Pagliai, Charlotte Pountney, Mary Ramsey Keasler, Helen Beall, Brenda Suderman, Lynn O’Brien, and Victoria

jump ahead and think about your finished quilt; just focus on what’s in front of you. Play and observe what you have made. Find something in what you made that makes you smile, and then go with it. Inspiration can hit at any moment. Blocks made from playing inspire you because you have no idea what they will become. Not knowing is part of the adventure in your creative process. 20 15 Minutes of Play—Improvisational Quilts Get in the habit of asking many questions while you play: • What am I

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