Quilting with No Rules

The kids have gone back home to Pennsylvania, and things are getting back to normal. I’m sad to see them go, and I do miss the antics of my granddaughters and their funny sayings. One saying I learned while they were here is “You get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit.”

Which fits with the project I’m currently working on.  February’s meeting with The Arts Gals, Anita showed us techniques for working with a variety of Improv blocks using Kathryn Schmidt’s Rule Breaking Quilts.  While I wasn’t a big fan of the book, I did work through Anita’s lesson. So far, this is what I have.

Without any more of the focus fabric, I’m working with what I have. (And I’m not going to throw a fit.) 😀 We tried several methods of Improv – including 4-patch, 9-patch, quarter-circles, wedges, and basically played with fabric. This fabric is out of my comfort zone. I don’t usually work with blues or purple, but I did have a lot of turquoise. I used Moda’s Grunge fabric and a focus fabric from my stash of long ago. 

What do you think? What colors are out of your comfort zone?

Free Spring Into Tulips Table Runner Pattern Available

Table Runner

Doesn’t this look nice on my Dining Room Table?

I looked all over the web for a table runner pattern that would be suitable for my Easter table. I’m so excited that my daughter, son-in-law and grand-kids are visiting, so I wanted the table to look special. I found plenty of tulip flower patterns, but none in a table runner, so I designed my own. You can get it for FREE.

Since I am working on a new web page and blog, I’m kicking it off with this free give away.

Table runner with Quilting Stitches shown

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