Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pat Sloan Workshop - Wild and Free Applique

I had the opportunity to spend the day at a Pat Sloan workshop. The topic of the workshop was "Wild and Free Applique". This first photo is of Pat and her quilting wand.

Next is Pat's quilt called Slice of Summer. Since it was well over 90 degrees today and we are only about a week from the 4th of July, this seemed appropriate for us to work on.

Pat suggested that we all bring a lot of fabric. Here is the stack of fabrics I brought. Lots and lots of black and whites, along with some hand-dyes. Of course, I also had a bunch of lime greens.

Pat went around and choose three different color palettes to use as samples. After she played in my pile, this is what it looked like.

I then made a few changes and pieced this for my background.

I cut out a narrow lime green border but didn't have time to get it sewn on. The original pattern has half square triangles for the outer border but I will have to think about what I want there.

I took a workshop with Pat a couple of years ago and also made a black and white background for MaMa's Garden. I really want to get some applique on these backgrounds and see how they turn out.

Tomorrow we have our regular guild meeting and Pat will give her lecture. I know everyone will have a great time. This evening we had the night meeting and Pat and Greg were gracious enough to stop in long enough to do a meet and greet. They showed a few quilts and then were able to escape for a late dinner.

Hopefully I will get some more photos tomorrow. Also, my next post will be my 300th so I will be drawing for the grocery tote give away. You have until after my next post to comment on the 300th post give away post so you can be in the drawing.


  1. love the pieced background - esp. yours in black & white!

  2. love your choices for your background
    this will be fun to see on a black and white background

  3. I can't wait to see some of those hand-dyes on that background. I bet Pat was thrilled to see all those black/whites.


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