The workshop was taught by Karla Alexander. Each student chose a project with curves from one of her books or patterns.
A bunch of us choose Electric Fence, the cover quilt from her book, Color Shuffle–clicking the book image will take you to Amazon.
I generally choose technique classes, not those based on making a quilt, so I went into this one with the idea that I would make a smaller kid-sized version of the project–made from 20 blocks instead of 35–and concentrate on the technique and design ideas shared in the workshop.
When I was choosing fabrics from my stash, it seemed my bright choices were going beyond "electric" and I started to think of this little quilt as Neon Fence.
Yesterday, as I was (finally) putting the blocks together, I thought about Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and wondered if those electric sheep were jumping over neon fences? I'm not sure where that idea came from–I'm really not much of a fan of science fiction–but some jumping sheep may show up in the quilting design when I get there.
First, I need to decide up on borders.
But, for now, they are no longer blocks on the design wall waiting for me to DO something with them ... now it's an in-progress quilt on the design wall waiting for me to finish it up.
In the meantime, while all the fabrics were out ... some of them found their way into a December block for Blocklotto.com. It's the last of the long rectangles, called Wonky Strips.
You can read more about guidelines and find a link to the pattern here: