It may be a small quilt (20" x 21 1/2"), but there are 7 different improv piecing techniques packed into it's making, plus the jigsaw puzzle piecing of the units together into a fun little composition using joining strips and leftover trimmings. Can you see all of the arrows? For me, the fun of the design wall work here is to find places where colours merge to create interesting shapes and add visual energy to the piece. I love the vessel shape created with the quarter circles in the upper right corner; it really reminds me of mid-century modern graphic design. The collage nature of this work really appeals to me. I'm really looking forward to debuting this class with the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild later this month.
We are into November, so that means my annual 5-day retreat to Loon Lake is upon us. Tomorrow I'm off to the woods with 27 other quilters to enjoy days of sewing, eating & laughter. Yippee!