15 Minutes of Play—Improvisational Quilts: Made-Fabric by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

By Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Scraps by no means regarded so reliable! this can be improvisational piecing reinvented—learn easy methods to create a different piece of "made-fabric" in exactly quarter-hour with Victoria Findlay Wolfe's improvisational scrap-piecing tools, then include your made-fabric into conventional duvet blocks. As you play, you'll sharpen your layout talents and know about combining colours and prints in new ways...then watch your duvet layout emerge. detect simply how precise vintage blocks like Sawtooth megastar or Flying ducks should be, whilst they're built with extra spunk and spontaneity! contains eleven problem workouts to reinforce your artistic muscle tissues, plus an inspirational cover gallery.

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7. Open the pieces, and press (Figure 3). 8. Repeat Steps 5–7 around the block, any way you like (Figure 4), until you have a piece slightly larger than the block size you need; press (Figures 5). Little Brick Houses, Donna Mae Elfering, quilted by Jackie Kunkel, 2011, 53˝ × 65˝ Donna cut completely random five-sided shapes before she started adding her aqua blue scraps around each shape. She went back afterward and cut the blocks down to the size she wanted. Then she played with the arrangement until they danced around in a free-spirited way.

Cut 2 strips 31/2˝ × 121/2˝ (A). A B Solid fabric: Cut 2 strips 31/2˝ × 121/2˝ (B). Making Me Crazy, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, quilted by Shelly Pagliai, 2011, 59˝ × 82˝ In this modern twin-size quilt, the Made-Fabric is showcased nicely by the gray slate fabric. 50 15 Minutes of Play—Improvisational Quilts A B Giant Whirlygigs A B A Made-Fabric: Use any technique—I used the paper-pieced technique (page 36). 1. Cut 2 strips 43/4˝ × 141⁄4 ˝. A B A B 2. Measure along the top edge 43/4˝ from the left corner and make a mark.

Repeat to cut a total of 4 parallelograms (Ar) from the strip. Do not use the leftover small triangle in this block. 2½˝ 2½˝ Cut. 4¾˝ Ar Cut. 4¾˝ 4¾˝ Ar Cut. Ar Cut. 4¾˝ Ar Cut. 2½˝ Background fabric: Cut 1 square 51/4˝ × 51/4˝; cut in half diagonally in both directions to make 4 quarter-square triangles (B). Cut 4 squares 41/2˝ × 41/2˝ (C). ” Learning this trick will provide you with a useful technique to facilitate making more interesting quilt blocks and Made-Fabric. Take 15 minutes to play with Y-seams.

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