31 January 2007

Structured fabric comments

Thank you for all the comments on this fabric concoction I am constructing. It is fantastic to read your comments, so don't be shy about leaving your thoughts on the comments page! To recap (for those who have just joined in) I am in the last week of a three-week Quilt University course called Structured Fabrics. The tutor is Dena Crain and she has been terrific with feedback and suggestions.

In the first week we designed a quilt layout and made a check fabric. In the second week we made a plaid fabric. This week we are making stripes and assembling the quilt top.

The piece you have all been watching get built is the plaid piece. I feel as if I am telling you a bedside story, chapter by chapter! To answer some of the questions:
* The plaid piece is only about 13 inches square. It will be trimmed to make a 12 inch square which will be laid out on point.
* It is not heavy because most of the strips are only 1/4 inch wide.
* No way on earth would I make a full-sized quilt with the plaid technique. I think it is good for a feature section in a quilt, or for journal-sized quilts. I want to make a small-scale plaid for cutting up to use on ATCs.
* The course has been wonderful because it taught me an intriguing new technique and I have all sorts of ideas for adapting the method. You should see some of the pieces the other students have made!

On a different subject, I have been tagged by my friends Kathy and Sarah. They have asked me to confess six weird things about myself. So far I can only come up with three - I guess it depends on your definition of 'weird'. So don't despair Kathy and Sarah - I will put on my thinking cap. Please don't start your own list of why I'm weird - that would be way too confronting!


Helen said...

Hi Erica

I have just joined the SCQuilters web ring and I am doing the rounds to introduce myself. Of course I am already a subscriber to your blog and have left comments before but I thought I'd say hello again.

Anonymous said...

Think of weird as wonderful, for it's what's different that drives us. if that helps...k

Tracey Petersen said...

Weird makes the world go round. Celebrate your differences!