For October, I am the lead Quilter for the Emerge Circle of do.good Stitches. I created the design for our group to make (see below). I’m posting the instructions for my fellow do-gooders on my blog, but I thought WLS followers might enjoy seeing how to simple improv.
I used this photo of the eclipse as inspiration for the color palette:
The light on the clouds is awesome.
I uploaded the photo into Play Crafts palette maker:
These are the colors: Navy (royal is okay too), Black, Light and Medium Grays and Cream/White
USE SOLIDS OR PRINTS OR A MIX
YOU DON’T HAVE TO USE ALL THE COLORS IN THE BLOCKS
For example, you can use cream, black and light gray together. If you don’t have navy, that’s okay with me.
Please avoid prints with other colors in them.
Please make TWO BLOCKS.
SIZE: 12.5″ UNFINISHED
Cut strips 13″ length by 2.5″ to 5″ (or thereabouts) width
Use scissors or a rotary cutter.
Don’t use a ruler.
I learned this technique at the Slow Stitching Retreat in Maine this summer. Heather Jones focused on color theory and we used all solids, but the idea works with prints too! When I’m ready, I’ll write a post about the class and my experience at the Retreat.
In any order, sew the strips together along the 13″ side.
Press seams open or to the darker fabric.
Square up to 12.5″