I’m still quilting my Christmas quilt made with blocks that I call ‘Split Personality.” Both the vertical and horizontal quilting lines were finished over the weekend and I’ll move onto the diagonal lines once the week’s open studios and workshop are done.
I try to give my body a break from quilting every hour or so and since staring at my design wall is a favorite activity I’ve dedicated my move around time to these solid fabric versions. Last season I was rather smitten with all the heart designs I’d been seeing and decided I’d really like to play with an improvisational variation of this shape.
The block’s effect is similar to what the crazy piecing technique in Quilting Modern produces, but this new technique is rather quick and without fuss.
These Split Personality blocks have evolved into the “what” with their heart shaped design element, but they have yet to find the “how” of their final composition. I’ve been inspired by so many traditional quilts layouts where I could place this block, but am really trying to stay improvisational with this one.
I have plans at the end of the week to play with some I made that I’m not as happy about and see where an elongated heart shape might land me. Pays to not always throw away the ‘not so goods’ eh? Maybe in the end I’ll have some great trivets for Christmas presents at the least:)
Happy midweek Peeps!
I’ve got new Open Studio dates up and a few spaces in my design wall/improv workshop left. Thanks to everyone’s feedback and response to my newsletter. I’ll be working on an evening Open Studio and a Sunday monthly in the new year. Hope to see you soon;)