Friday, May 8, 2015

Ah-mazing workshop

      When reading Sujata Shah's blog, I noticed she was going to be teaching in Ithaca, NY. My sister in law lives in Ithaca. She quilts. She has a guest room. So I went. Sujata's book is Cultural Fusion Quilts, which is a great book to use. You cannot find a nicer woman, so willing to give personal attention and design help. She explains things very well. It was such a joy to take a class with her. I can't wait to dive into making quilts this way. It seems to resonate with how I like to work. It is not improvisation- it is using a block structure and bending it. Color is very important. Her Indian background provides a lot of her inspiration. Think Indian colors, Gee's Bend ideas, and tradtional blocks playing along with each other.  Here are my blocks of learning techniques from the weekend:
Lattice top, Windmill bottom
Peppermint Pinwheel plus wonky flying geese plus endless mountains border plus wonky quarter square triangles

Rail Fence

Zig Zag and Crazy Quilt blocks

Crossroads block


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It looks like it was a great workshop to learn all of the different blocks in the book.

Sujata Shah said...

It was so much fun working with you! I think your blocks together are going to make a very cute quilt. We corresponded via emails so much I never knew you had a blog! SO glad I found it.. I am going to take some time and read away!