In May, I was invited to provide a workshop for
the Loraine County Piecemakers Guild.
My favorite quilt and an easy all day sew-in would be
The Plaidish Quilt by Erica Jackman.
I asked Erica aka Kitchen Table Quilting
for permission to teach her pattern.
I was staying near Cleveland in Wellington, OH
at a lovely B&B, formerly a Funeral Home.
No haunts were noted and the owners were a lovely retired couple.
Then the workshop (and trunk show) was held
in a beautiful lodge near Oberlin called
The Lodge of New Russia Township.
I brought both my Plaidish quilts for the participants to see.
They had all their 567 pieces of scraps cut and ready to sew!
There were 19 participants and I was overjoyed!
My partner in quilting crimes, Kathy Guenther,
attended this workshop with me.
She is NOT a random, let go of control kinda quilter.
BUT she DID and THIS is the result!
It's jut lovely.
Here are some of the lovely guild members
and the beginnings of their Plaidish quilt tops.
I waited, hoping to get some full finish pics...
but those may never come?
As random scraps can be hard but with this one only
needed to sort by value, Dark, Medium and Light.
3 colors choices, Blue is Dark, Green is Medium
and white is Light...see the pattern?
All solids works as long as you make sure the
Dark, Medium and Low Volume
pieces have enough volume contrast.
This participant came in with her entire layout on a
flannel tablecloth...well that wasn't the point of a
'random quilting experience" but
if it works for you, its ok with me.
Another all solids.
These busy florals also worked!
I was totally surprised by this one!
A red, white and blue design.
3 color design
An autumn color palate REALLY caught my eye!
Minimal color selections.
Black, White and Gray
Blue, Yellow, White
Everyone seemed happy as they allowed the fabrics
to work the magic.
This is a free tutorial and you can download it here.
PAY CLOSE ATTENTION
TO THE DESIGN LAYOUT!
If you don't your won't be plaidish or happish!
I am available for trunk shows and workshops.
Contact me for details.