Three Crazy Sisters

DSCN4194 (800x600)_wmI recently became a Craftsy Affiliate and with that I received a free class to review.

I have been taking Craftsy classes for close to 2 years now and I currently have 25 classes/workshops available to me. Addiction maybe?

While most of them are quilting related I have signed for other types of classes as well. They offer a wide range of classes and interests. Click here to find out more.

The class I choose to take was “Patten-Free Quiltmaking.” When I plan my quilts I tend to get an idea in my head and just start cutting and sewing so I was intrigued by what the class would offer. While it wasn’t what I expected, it made me think outside my box and as a creative person, I think that is necessary to keep ideas fresh and flowing.

This “pattern-free” design is called “Three Crazy Sisters” because of how it is designed.

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Joe Cunningham, the instructor, was engaging and stressed many times, that the quilts we make are ours and they should please us.

In that spirit as well as the title of the class, my quilt strayed off the beaten path, prints instead of solids, more instead of less so it is a variation of what he taught. No apologizes here, it was the point of the class, plus it worked for my end goal.

As I finish this up, I will post with more details about my thought process.

There are other “pattern-free” ideas in his class that I plan to do. The styles are not me, but challenges are. Who knows where it will lead, either way I am excited about the possibilities.

What have you done lately outside your comfort zone?

Enjoy the Journey, Jackie

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  • Diane Rincon

    Maybe it’s too early, but where does the Three Crazy Sisters blogpost title come in, Jackie? The green really floats here. Pretty cool.

    • Jackie

      Good point. It is the title Joe Cunningham gives to the pattern. I will add to the post. Thanks

      Jackie Berdych
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