Playing with What If?

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Letting the project lead me where it wanted to go. The color combination is rather unusual but it works. Combining batik and cotton fabrics is usually a no-no. It works. Quilting the whole thing with feathers works. I just kept playing "what if?"And it worked! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Play. Don't be afraid to experiment. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. that is how you learn. If you absolutely hate the result, throw it away! Donate it to charity. Or keep it, treasure it, and enjoy saying "this is where I started". Most of all, enjoy the result, even if the process is often frustrating.

What you will need

  • Batik fabric
  • cotton fabric
  • Aurifil cotton thread
  • fuaible fleece for batting.

Q&A with Joanna Strohn

Peggy Martin asked:
BEAUTIFUL!! Love your colors, and your quilting looks exquisite!! Cindy's class is one of my favorites, too! Good for you for doing your ESS - It really paid off!
Joanna Strohn answered:
Thanks for helping me to be more comfortable with paper piecing! When I first started quilting there was a book, The Foundation Piecer, that had a Halloween scene on the cover. I have a friend who really gets into Halloween so I decided to make it for her. I had no clue I was jumping into an advanced design! I did it , gave it to her and she has hung it every year for more than a decade. I didn't know how to machine quilt then so it is unquilted. I' have it back now and will quilt it for her this year.

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