Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What Was I Thinking? Progress Report-Finished

What Was I Thinking?   37" x 37"
This is my completed piece for Karen Musgrave's challenge with a pink/brown 50s fabric, using techniques from Rayna Gillman's new book Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts: A Stress-Free Journey to Original Design.  I must admit that the random piecing, slashing, rejoining of units is far from my normal method of working, but I thought the challenge would be fun, so I participated. It's sometimes healthy to get out of one's comfort zone and see what happens.
Bigboy approves

For a sense of organization, I made two types of strip sets--pink with vertical slashes, and yellow ones. The yellow ones are somewhat joined on the diagonal. The pink/brown challenge fabric was only used as vertical strips, randomly placed about the piece.


Karen S Musgrave said...

I'm impressed! I hope it was fun and I definitely agree that it is good to put stretch marks on our comfort zone. Thanks so much for participating! Hugs, Karen

Vivian Helena said...

Hi Martha in Hattiesburg..Love how your Rayna's/ Karen's challenge came the color blends and the diagonal surprises..
I also looked at your other blogs, and love the pencil work on the leaves,, so perfect.. Need to keep that in mind for some work I am doing. I tend to just think fabric, even though I am/was a water colorist.
This challenge of Karen's was great fun and the fabric looks wonderful on your piece, you worked it right in.. Love Rayna's book.

Joy V said...

These look great Martha. I have Rayna's book and love it, but have yet to try her method.

Rayna said...

Love what you did, Martha. I still haven't gotten my act together with this fabric.