Kate asked us to make wildly liberated stars. It was hard for me to let go and just do it. My month's block was a wonky star and I was unconsciously was piecing to fit that look. I ended up watching TV to slightly distract myself while I pieced. I think it worked out. As you can see the left one is SUPER liberated and the right less liberated. I've included both because this technique is new to me & I'm not totally confident in the results.
This is my first improv block & I enjoyed it once I got out of my own dang way. I plan to do some more improv blocks in different shapes.
I think my fave piecing technique is starching. I had so many problems cutting neatly & distorting fabric until I learned to starch the crap out of it. My current actual hated technique is due to living space constraints. I have no where big to lay out a quilt to make a quilt sandwich. So when I'm all done with my quilt top I end up scowling because I need to find space to sandwich. I end up renting space at a local sewing studio which has a queen size table. I love using their table because it's at a perfect height and you can pin on it without damaging the surface. However I really taking public transit while carrying parts of the quilt and the finished sandwich. Imagine getting on and off two busses with a rolled up queen size quilt. It's not fun. I'm moving within the next 6 months and I'm hoping to find a place that has more space.