Creative Eye Thursday
Martingale, 2014; used by permission. Photos by Brent Kane. All rights reserved
When I started scanning through this book, I found a number of fun quilts. I also noticed, that I was looking at an author who loves individuality. I love how Karla has her own take on quilting, she doesn't take herself too seriously, and her love of quilting shows.
Deciding which quilt to make wasn't hard. I thought I was just going to make one block, like every other time. But, as I got into it, I realized that this is a method/technique book, and the stack and whack method definitely requires a little more fabric....stacks of it actually (ha ha ha).
At this moment I wished I had more solids. I have tons of fabric, so I made due. I mixed patterns, with solids, and I think it turned out well. I really had a blast making this. I spent every free second I had yesterday putting this together. I definitely enjoy freestyle quilting, but it does take letting go of the "rules" a little bit.
These are the blocks I put together. Because I was just trying this out, and not fully committing to a whole quilt, I ended up with 8 blocks. Hmmm. So I quick pieced together the top left block, and pretended it was a block that could fit. It's freestyle, things work out.
Here it is. My quilt top, the Sarah version. There are a couple things I wish I had done differently, but putting this together was really fun. This could be a really fun quilt idea to play with in the future.
If you are the type of quilter that doesn't like strict rules, and that likes to be a little free, you should totally check out this book you will love it. I loved everything about this. Hopefully you will too.