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Creating My Own Free Form Quilt: Using the Rayna Gillman Method!


Creating My Own Free Form Quilt: Using the Rayna Gillman Method!

Here’s a photo of my quilt from Friday morning. It is a loose interpretation of Lincoln Park (an awesome park here in Chicago).

I like what is happening in the top 2/3rds of the quilt, but the bottom is feeling too intense — not enough change in value. Plus, I didn’t have many colors for the water. Happily I just received a gift card, so I was able to stock up on watery light & bright blues and calming greens. ¬†(It’s so nice to have a guilt-free shopping expedition–and to support my local quilt shop, Quiltology!)

My computer is having major issues, so I’m sneaking a few minutes on my husband’s computer. (I’m not really sneaking, but it sounds more fun to say I am!!)

I’ll be in touch! Enjoy spring!


My latest quilty activity


I am using extra quilt fabric by making a Flying Geese quilt. For the blue-edged triangles I’m using one of my hub’s old button down shirts (a tiny check). As I work I put the pieces on my flannel design board. In the process I discovered that this block makes several designs.

I’m trying to decide which¬†layout to use.

What do you think?

Should I do Zig Zag or columns?

The Flying Geese quilt block set in columns.

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe... I don't know which to choose. I like both designs!

A horizontal zig-zag pattern made of the same flying geese quilt blocks.

A horizontal zig-zag pattern. I would add more blocks with the lavender and maybe other colors too.

Maybe I’ll do both.