Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March Skill Building BOM

2016 Eugene MQG Skill Building BOM

MonthMarch

TopicFree Form with Straight Lines

PresenterShawna Haynes

Objectives:
• Learn how to use up those scraps and make a block using no pattern and no real rules! 
• Let your imagination and creativity flow. 
• Learn tricks on how to open up and let "all the rules go out the window." 
• Learn that not everything needs a plan, pattern or to be planned out. 

Tutorial websites
Main site I used for this block inspiration and a great tutorial: http://blog.spoonflower.com/2013/10/free-piecing-quilt-block-tutorial.html

Other line free form, improv tutorials and inspirations: 
Improv Cross Block Using Strips http://thelongthread.com/?p=7551

Proposed Quilt Block (16.5” unfinished)


A scrappy improv block consisting of straight line strips to create a wonky, free form scrap buster block! Scraps! This is a great scrap buster block. There really are no set fabric requirements for this improve block
The fabric I used (make sure that the strips are at least 16.5” long
Solid (I used black KONA): Strips of varying widths - 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2" Prints (I used only 2 different prints, but each strip could be a different print, or all the same, etc.): Strips of varying widths - 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2", 2 1/4", 2 1/2" 

I will be showing 2 blocks: one with fabric I purposely cut for this block and one where I just grabbed a handful of scraps from the scrap bin and "made it work". 

When constructing the block, you will continue to add strips until the block is at least 16.5” wide.


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