The November Summit called “Making Traditional Blocks Your Own” is over, but the quilts we made will last forever.
We had a phenomenal group, and it was no surprise to me that each of the quilts was unique and wonderful.
Our first day had a lot of instruction and exercises related to design principals and color theory. During the day, each participant chose a traditional quilt block and made multiple variations of it. Then we chose a single modified block and modified it in more ways. Then we traded blocks and got a shot at modifying someone else’s modifications. In this way, we learned to really look at things, and to look at them from many different perspectives.
From these exercises, some of the quilts were off and running. Fortunately, we had a terrific discussion about grid theory on day two, and that helped firm up design for most of the quilts. On day three, we talked about borders and quilting and had an in-depth evaluation session on the quilts.
Even the quilters who went home with “finished” quilt tops are planning to kick them up a notch. I hope I’ll be able to share the completely finished quilts with you down the road. In the meantime, here are some photos from the Summit.