I’ve a student that takes quite a few of my improv technique and design classes. I was reminded of Christine today when I pulled out some leftover bits of Modern Crazy Piecing and scraps to play with before my workshop at Drygoods on Sunday.
Christine always creates a small project in classes. A project she says she can finish quickly while grasping the technique and have an excuse to take another class instead of feeling like she has to finish a huge quilt.
I tend to be the polar opposite when it comes to recycling bits and scraps into another project. I go BIG and end up with more scraps than I started with when the whole idea was to use them up. So this time I channelled Christine, stayed within my perimeters and made a needed zip case for our family iPad.
Had it been just for me I would have gone girlie with this leftover which is now destine for a Christmas gift hot pad.
Got some favorite scraps from a leftover project? What small projects are your favorite to recycle blocks and bits?
Of course you can always go large in class if you feel the need!
Sunday July 28 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Step into the present with this modern version of crazy piecing from the Going Crazy Chapter in Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts. The free-flowing take on this technique will leave you inspired to find a place for crazy-piecing in every project! Once you’ve mastered the technique, we’ll focus on finding a place for those crazy pieced sections in your quilt. Katie will share multiple projects to spark your creativity and set you on the path to your own crazy-pieced design.
Experience Level: All levels welcome (some familiarity with machine sewing is highly encouraged)
Materials Needed: fabric supply list sent upon registration, however you bring your fabric and that’s about it – we have the machines, tools and space for you to use!
Dates: Sunday, June 23rd 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.