Friday, April 07, 2006


This is the musical chairs piece I started in Dianne HIre's class on Saturday......instead of squaring the piece up I pieced the blocks together with curved edges...not an easy thing to do...now what to add to it..thats the problem. Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

Lin said...

Such wonderful colors, Maggie!!!

starr said...

Absolutely delicious color work! I can't wait to see where you take it from here. Leave it where you can see it and your mind will work out what to do.

Sarah Ann Smith said...

Cool Maggie...or should I say HOT! What would happen if you put the side on the right in the photo...with the pink/purple stripey on the top??? or swing it around maybe 145 degrees....with the wider orange on the top, but have it be an off-kilter rectangle inside another wobbly rectangle? add a flash of deep purple? Or maybe sneak in just a couple flashes of turqoise inside a dark "border" (wonky, pieced, not regular...)...

This will be really fun to see where it goes!
Cheers, Sarah

Alison Schwabe said...

I teach a 2-day workshop on irregular shapes. I could come to you, I will be up in the US in november....possibly before....

What I am intererpreting as the top edge in the top of your photo, to remain the top edge as it is would require plastic internal stiffening in between the backing and the batting and a custom tailored faced edge to finish it off - but all of the other edges can be individually faced with a turn back edge in as is. Instructions an be found in the quilting magazine "Down Under Quilter" Nov. 2004 issue, and my chapter on ISQ's in an Australian book, 1997 , "Workshops From the Guild"

If you turn it up the other way, the larger flaps on the top side will flop down OK - but then you would need to build in a filling shape for the gap on what is currently the left hand side, or again, plastic internal stiffening - none of the other edges are so extremely shaped to be inconvenient when hanging.....
cheers - alison