November Block of the Month: Improv Chevron!

Jacqie Gering's Improv Chevron block
Jacqie Gering’s Improv Chevron block.

Improve (free) piecing is one of the most recognizable aesthetic of modern quilting! So let’s prepare for Jen’s workshop by making this improv chevron block from Jacquie Gering.This will be our last BOM for 2014, oh where has the year gone?

Fabric Requirements: Pink and black. Fabric choices must be either solid (any shade of  orange and gray) or tonals that “read” as pink and black.  No high contrast fabrics. We will be making a block that is 12.5” unfinished.

PSSST!  Don’t forget to make an extra block for our charity quilt project!  You can make a duplicate  of your first block or you can design a new block!  The choice is yours!

Basics for Block of the Month program:

SOLID FABRICS:  We will be focusing on using solid fabrics because solid fabrics are one of the most common features found in modern quilting.   Tonal fabrics that “read” as a solid color can also be used in place of solid fabrics.

GIVE AND GET:  Members who bring in a block will be given a ticket.  A lottery will be drawn to determine the winner who takes home all of the blocks.  One ticket per block.

FAIR SHAKE:  Please use fabric that you LIKE (or LOVE) for blocks you will be putting in to the lottery.   Please do not use the BOM lottery as a way to get rid of “uglies” and “red-headed-stepchildren” fabric that you do not like.

MODERN DESIGN:  We will be using the BOM program and lottery to learn about the modern quilting design ideas embraced by The Modern Quilt Guild.  These design ideas include improvisational piecing; slash, slice, and dice; “wonky” lines; negative space; and a handful of other techniques.

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