Kathy began by talking about some of the beautiful quilts she brought with her. Then she had us lay out all the fabric we had brought with us in warm and cool colours, and from dark to light. This was so we could think about contrast looking at the fabric we had. Then we got got started on making our modern wedge combos. At one point when I was standing looking anxiously at my pile Kathy asked me what I was thinking about. I said I had just grabbed anything from home and hadn't thought about whether they 'went' together.
Kathy: "Well, do you like the way they look together here on the table?"
Me: "Um... yes" (Add a little of that kiwi habit of going up on the end of the sentence and you'll get the expression).
Kathy: "Ok" (Facial expression - "so what's the problem??").
This was very liberating. So I just got to cutting anything I liked the look of.
The great thing about this process is that you cut the wedges and lay them out, and if you don't like what you see, you can try different options.
Kathy also showed us an abundance of possibilities using the wedge ruler. I was particularly taken with this block:
I would definitely do another class with Kathy if there was the opportunity - a great way to spend a Saturday. If you haven't already you might want to pop over and see how Linda, Karyn and Rachel got on.