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Cellular Automaton Rule 600 Totalistic

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Cellular Automaton Rule 600 Totalistic

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Pattern-Free Quiltmaking taught by Joe Cunningham

Combine spontaneous design with traditional techniques for bold quilts that are all your own. Joe Cunningham shows you how in this lively class.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? 25 different cotton fabrics including ikat, & hand block printed Indian cottons. This quilt will finish at 96" square--16 x 16 6" blocks.

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What are you most proud of? That I got this far.

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Wow, this is really amazing. Looking closely at the individual fabrics, I would never have guessed they could combine to make such a stunning whole. Good for you for taking risk!

07/21/2013 Flag

Thanks! You're very observant. I tried to simply deal with the fabrics as color only ignoring the fact that I was using a repro with a batik with a hand woven ikat.

07/23/2013 Flag

Wonderful job! Love your color choices.

08/21/2013 Flag


11/24/2013 Flag

I like the way a focal point was created rather than overall randomness. there is order in the crazy

01/21/2014 Flag

Not only did a use a rule (cellular automaton rule 600) for assembling the quilt, I used a self-devised rule for creating the blocks. I arranged my fabrics by value then moved through the arrangement by using the highest contrast to the least contrast. When I put the blocks on the wall, at first, I only followed the CA rule but, I think, because of the # of fabrics the top looked totally random. So I made another rule to follow the CA rule but put the highest contrast to the outer edges which caused that blurring in the center which I think makes it look more organized. I love to use rules because I'm surprised at the result & I needn't make choices!

01/24/2014 Flag