this mini spool quilt with leftover sample blocks from my Modern Patchwork Techniques 1 and 2 evening classes. As I am doing a new 'Modern Sampler' class this year I can use all my old class samples up (something I have been dying to do since I made them!).
So here are some mini quilts made with random, and not so random, patchwork.
First up is the one I think has been most successful, Random Drunk Beauty.
I really loved putting this together, just 'playing with fabric' for an hour or so. I pieced these a week or so before I attended FQ retreat this year and Lu's Improv Class, and in many ways this was a very similar approach. Except in Lu's class we were making all the different elements from scratch, whereas here I already had them, but had to fit them together like a jigsaw puzzle.
our exhibition. I had said (back in February when I was filling in the form for the Fringe brochure) that we would have some items to sell, thinking some of the participants might want to sell stuff. However only one person was willing to part with anything, so I thought I better make a few minis to sell!
Trudi's tips from her excellent FMQ class. Trudi is all about splitting the quilt up into different sections and using different FMQ patterns in each.
That's what I tried to do here, and it's not bad, but still plenty of room for improvement!
Next post will be a preview of our exhibition (now up and running). So if you've ever swapped with, or contributed to a bee quilt with a Scottish Blogger you may find your work is in our exhibition too!