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Practice - Contemporary 1

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Art Quilt Backgrounds: Beyond Log Cabin taught by Judith Trager

Cut loose, cut wonky and create a work of art with Judith Trager.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Eco-Friendly
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What materials did you use? scrap cotton fabric

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What are you most proud of? I created an art piece with leftover scraps.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Enjoy the freedom not using a ruler gives you. It is a very freeing process - I quite enjoy it. I'm looking forward to silk screening this quilt too.

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Looks like you've got the technique down, Chris. Are you proposing to use the blocks as a border for the moon-like structure in the middle? The blocks look very African and have lots of movement and rhythm. Let me see how it goes! Thanks, Judith Trager, Instructor Art Quilt Backgrounds

01/30/2013 Flag

Yes, I'm having a great time with this technique - it is incredibly liberating. The quilt doees have an African feel to it - I'm torn between thinking the middle block could be the African sun or a Zulu shield. Will send photo when complete. One thing I've found interesting is that I've made 8 blocks altogether and 2 of them have come out square when I've pieced the triangles together. They're not as much fun to make as the ones that need wedges. Best regards

01/30/2013 Flag

Sounds to me like you have a very steady hand with the rotary cutter! And, yes, I like the "wonky" blocks a whole lot better than the even ones but one can never tell how things are going to come out. Your Zulu shield is an opportunity for you to do some nice embellishment and stitchery on it. Think about how it would work for you and go to it. Judith

01/31/2013 Flag

Love this!

01/26/2014 Flag