..how difficult it is to become 'Liberated'? Some months ago I treated myself to Gwen Marston's book 'Liberated Quiltmaking ll',
and out of all the woderful projects in the book, I fell in love with this
It's based on Kathy's Block and even without the lovely story behind the 'birth' of the block, this quilt speaks to me. I love the colours,the funky tulips, the layout - well, I love just all of it ! Before trying a full size quilt, I thought it would be wise to try a mini, and am I glad I did so. It was really difficult for me to forget everything that I've learn over the last few years and even though my piecing may not always be perfect, I do try to match things up. Obviously I have been well indoctrinated about accuracy, as I had to force myself to
'liberate' my points but in the end it turned out quite well..
Ending up 17.5 x 20.5 inches, a nice size mini ready for the new wall. I managed to catch another of my 'plays' taking the original uncropped photo, which shows my little Union Jack cushion that I made from this tutorial on Lily's Quilts.
Really fun to make, the only problem is that I now have orders for 3 more from DGDs!!
But, not matter how hard I found liberated quilting to start with, I must be a quick learner as I managed to loose points on this 16 inch Selvage mini without even trying :-)