I have signed up for an Art Quilt Class to learn some techniques for creating art quilts and for thinking out of the box. Doing Improv blocks and creating wonky blocks is something I have not done. This Art Quilt Class is taught by a very talented local fiber artist, Denise Ohlman. I have admired her work for a couple of years now and was so excited to be able to get into her class to learn some new ways to make quilts.
Here are a few of the pieces of art that she shared in her trunk show today.
The project that we will be doing first in the class is a small wall hanging using a wonky piecing of a log cabin and a slice and insert block. This is Denise's project and we are to make ours in a similar way-- but making it our own version by any changes we might like to make.
First assignment is to choose the palette we like.
I think these will give the contrast necessary to get a good quilt. If it doesn't do the job I will go back to my stash and "shop" some more.
This week I will be making several of the slice and insert blocks. I will show these later in the week before my next class.