Friday, August 10, 2012
Streak of Lightning QAL!!!
Twice, I have written about Scott Heffley's Streak of Lightning quilt from his Bold Improvisation collection. It is simple in construction -- just a 9-patch block made up of HSTs -- but the asymmetry of the block & the way the blocks interconnect, makes for very interesting patchwork. My eyes are always in motion across this quilt surface! I wanted to make my own version from the moment I saw it. But you know how things go -- a need-to-make project arises, life intervenes -- keeping you from your sewing machine, new fabrics or a new pattern woo you away, etc, etc -- next thing you know, years have passed & you haven't made *that* quilt. (I'm saying "you" because I hope that you do things like this too. Please tell me you do.)
Anyway, the quilt was brought again to my attention when my e-friends LeeAnn & Sujata were both working on their versions of it. (I like to think that great minds think alike!) Then my e-friends Beth & RachaelDaisy expressed interest & then I thought: QAL!!!
Would you like to join us? I hope so!
The Streak of Lightning QAL will primarily be a Flickr group. There aren't any rules & there won't be much in the way of instructions -- make your HSTs any size you want, construct them in any way you want, chose fabrics that make you happy. This QAL is about sharing a journey, sharing a joy of watching fabrics come together & patterns develop & watching & encouraging each other as our quilt tops grow!