This week we go through the complete process of sewing an I Ching modern quilt block based on asking, casting, and reading an I Ching hexagram.
This quilt-along is designed to enhance your creative practice. It is best done along-side the creative projects you are already working on.
Welcome to Improv Monday!
I'm working to get this XL KING SIZE done, and I'm making progress! LOVE this large canvas. I don't know about you but working large changes the way I improvise. My rule of thumb is to keep things as open as possible. Cut large not small, wide not narrow if given a choice.
Things are really flowing now. I'm mostly challenged at this point with technical issues...
- There are a lot of inset seams.
- Alignment is important.
- I've cut free hand with a scissors, sometimes off grain.
- Linen is beautiful but more difficult to piece than cotton. The weave is looser so the fabric shifts easily.
- I'm using spray starch to stabilize, especially the handkerchief weight linen.
- On the up side linen holds a crisp seam.
Once again the reverse progression:
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This week I'm caught up in actually doing impov instead of blogging about it. So enjoy the WIP pics! Click on the slide show to rotate the images faster.
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Because this is a very simple linear pattern, I'm laying it all out on the wall before sewing. I'm paying close attention to negative space. It will be interesting to see how the pattern changes as the pieces are sewn together.