This is my 2005 Lakeside Quilt Guild Challenge piece. We were given the poem and a fat quarter of the blue-green fabiric.
I decided to try a few new techniques and got some Quitagami books from the public library. The flying geese, pinwheels and "knifepoint folds" are all folded fabric with 3-D effects. The points can be flipped up.
I like the general idea of this technique because you can get some neat 3-d effects simply by folding the fabric.
This was also my first attempt at free-motion machine quilting.
The hardest part of this project was not having a pattern to go by. The make-it-up as you go model does take more time because there's a lot of trial and error involved. Somethings just don't work as well as you had hoped ...
This piece hangs in my mother's sewing room. She's also a quilter.