I've been a bad blogger. I'm not talking about the post-so-infrequently-that-all-my readers-have-probably-gotten-bored-and-abandoned-me kind (which, let's face it, is most likely the case). I'm talking about the not-doing-a good-job-of-documenting-my-crafts/life kind. And that's what's frustrating me right now.
Life has been so hectic lately (totally my own fault for doing too much and never catching up on the regular stuff) and I haven't shown you what I've been up to. And that means I haven't been documenting it so I can look back on it.
So.... One of the events I haven't mentioned yet is that I did Denyse Schmidt's Improvisational Patchwork workshop. The Philly Modern Quilt Guild and my guild, The Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, brought her to the area for a lecture (which was awesome) and workshops.
It's was a such a fun day and so against my over-planning nature. Just letting loose and sewing without planning. I had hard time playing by the rules and using whatever fabric I pulled out of the bag. Honestly, I don't know what, if anything, I will do with my blocks. Here are some of them:
I'm not a hug fan of the randomness and wasn't crazy about using fabrics I don't like, but as a whole, they really do have a amazing quality that couldn't be created any other way.
Then, as a spin-off, the CJMQG did an improv challenge. We swapped scraps (in part so there would be some overlap in our stashes) and each got a fat quarter of Kona Cotton in Sage. The challenge was to make improv blocks of any kind using scraps and the Sage fabric. We kept some, swapped some, and donated some to be made into charity quilts.
These were some of my blocks:
These were most of the guild ones:
Sad that summer is over...