Project #1 (click here)

To begin choose one of your absolute favorite pieces of fabric (this is a project just for fun, so don’t choose anything you are saving for later!!). Next, choose a 2nd favorite fabric. The 2nd one does not need to coordinate with or “go” with the 1st fabric. And finally, select 4 to 6 more fabrics that you feel DO coordinate with one or both of the 1st two fabrics. Ideally, include 1 or 2 that bring those 1st two fabrics together — e.g., perhaps the same color is in all three or perhaps if the 1st two were both geometric but otherwise very different, choose a 3rd geometric to bring them together and help them play!

I’ll post people’s fabric choices here: And you can comment below.

 Angie from Kentucky - fabrics she’ll be using for Project #1 — Nice, Angie!

Angie from Kentucky - fabrics she’ll be using for Project #1 — Nice, Angie!

 And here’s my fabric selection - Dale

And here’s my fabric selection - Dale

The next step is to sew two pieces together - pick any two - remember, we’re developing creativity and letting go of rules - so really, ANY two! Then pick a third and sew it to the 1st two - in ANY direction you want. Think of crazy quilts - anything goes. Continue in this fashion, cutting off some of the extra fabric as you go, and sewing it back on somewhere else. What you’re doing is making some new fabric from all the piecing — so aim for it to eventually be somewhat rectangular. I’ll post a series of photos as I go along with mine, so you can see what I mean.

If you look carefully at what I posted above, you may notice that one of my fabrics is not included. As I was working, an idea popped into my head (you’ll see it at the finish). It has to do with the fact that this patchwork reminds me of fire, so I decided to use the final piece separately during the next step. Don’t be alarmed that I’ve done this or that I’ve had an idea for my final design. I’ve worked intuitively for a long time. Nonetheless, if something DOES pop into your head, listen to it, even if it seems silly or unrelated. Write it down. It’s your intuitive/right/creative brain working. Listen.

I’ll post other people’s finished patchwork below.

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