I am super excited that it is finally my month. A little about me, I am single and live in Edmonds right outside Seattle, Washington, one of the most beautiful places. I am very blessed to be able to work at an amazing modern fabric shop, Circa 15 Fabric Studio. I am a proud member of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. Also I am teaching two of my nieces, ages 11 and 6, how to sew and quilt, and I'm loving their creativity.
My block this month is a simple improvisational "made fabric" of low volumes. I am using the techniques out of "15 Minutes of Play - Improvisational Quilts" by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.
I will then be turning our blocks into HST with orange, yellow and red cross-weaves like this.
A tip of Victoria Findley Wolfe's is to set your stitch length small, I use a 2.0 stitch length. Start with scraps or strips (approx. 2.5-5.5") of several low volumes. If cutting strips then sub cut no bigger than 5.5" x 5.5". Start sewing two pieces together, press seam open, and trim to even.
Keep adding strip sets.
Continue to move around the block, feeling free to create interesting angles and shapes by trimming the block.
Hope you enjoy a little low volume freedom.