|"New Zealand: Pukeko" ©2015, 9" x 27"|
I had the great good fortune to be invited to accompany Betty on a teaching trip to the Quilt Symposium Manawatu in New Zealand last month. Planning to be away, I thought to bring some things with me to work on the Play Ball Challenge. As it happened, I didn't use any of them, but instead, participated in Lisa Walton's "Permission to Play" class. A real "freeing" class - we painted and dyed and sun printed, and stamped and stenciled, and did various and sundry other things to lots of squares of cotton and bits of velvet. At the end of the second day, there was a stack of a dozen pieces of unrelated fabrics that I had no idea what I might do with.
Ta-da! I actually used every single piece I made! First, the pieces of fabric were divided by value (the color kind :), then sewed them together in randomly cut strips creating 4 different strip-pieced fabrics to
|"New Zealand: Pukeko", detail|
In closing Viewpoints 9's second cycle, I have to say this is the best team I have ever played with! Thanks, everyone, for a winning season! I'm looking forward to the next cycle and the prospect of getting to see each of you in person at some point over the next year!