Monday, March 16, 2015
I started a Rail Fence quilt using the techniques outlined in Sujata Shah's book, "Cultural Fusion." The blocks are cut free form with a mat and rotary cutter, but no ruler. I went a bit wild with the middle block in the second row. It's not necessary to go that wonky to get an organic feel to the block. Lesson learned.
The quilt in her book has 36 blocks, each 16" square. It is a pretty large quilt and since I really don't need one that big, I will be scaling back on the size. I am thinking of 20 blocks, 4 X 5, which comes out to 64" by 80". That's a nice couch size.
It's very freeing to just play with color and texture and not have to worry about being too too precise - a welcome release after working on more demanding projects.It pulls me into the sewing room every day, even though I need to be quilting Kaleidostar and cleaning up the perennial beds in the yard.