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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Liberated Mizz Jane A-2

First, I want to say I don't understand why my camera doesn't take photos of the actual colors.  In this photo, the two light inner triangles are butter yellow, not some almost white/off white.  The purple and blue are about true, though.  And, would you believe it took me 9 tries to get a photo this close?!?

So, here's my Liberated Mizz Jane A-2.  This is my second try at this block in a liberated fashion. 

Here's my first, tho very cool, was too wonky and looks more like a blue sun.  It will end up somewhere else.  Oh, and yes, it's the same fabrices, same colors as the block above.  See what I mean about the camera?  Both were taken with a flash, both on a white floor.  What gives?

And here's the original Dear Jane block. 

While we're on the subject, I'd just like to say a few words about the Liberated style.  There's no right or wrong.  Liberated can be as simple as just flying through something, not bothering to match seams.  It is not a pattern.  It's something personal.  Whatever liberates you, whatever makes it freeing and fun, that's what you should do.  Don't let anyone tell you that something "isn't liberated" because it's not done a certain way.  Bull Hockey! 

True, people may not like what you make, but you know what?  That can be liberating, too!!! 

Some things I've discovered about sewing in a liberated style for my own ease.  If you want, you may try these.  When I'm trying to liberate a specific pattern, such as the Dear Jane blocks, I don't want to change every piece.  I should pick the focus and change that.  Then change the outer parts.  That's what I did in my chosen block above.  In the photos above, I changed everything in the discarded block and it was just too much.  It's better to simplify.  But, and I stress this, when you sew, remember that it's YOUR Liberated block.  If you want to change every piece, you just go right ahead! 

Though they may mean well, say BOO! to the quilt police (that's the motto of our LibQuilters group) when they approach. 

Till next time


Clare said...

My camera does the same. I think it might be called old age. Try fiddling about with the settings.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

fun challenge you've given yourself with the liberated Jane. That block on top is great. I'm with you on the definition of liberated!

belinda said...

What a fun idea you have there!!

judith lockhart said...

Hmm, I might actually get my Dear Jane quilt finished if I liberated it!

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