Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Beta Posse Member

When I was writing Lynne's Liberated Letters, I enlisted several quilters to be my beta posse. I wanted members of the posse to have not had any experience in making free pieced letters at all. I needed the posse to tell me if my instructions were correct or if they needed any modifications.

Let me tell you, the Posse had LOTS of suggestions! They really beat me up. They pointed out things things that were ambiguous and things they felt could be improved. They made me re-explain things I thought were obvious, In some cases they rewrote my entire descriptions.

There were some things they did differently than I did. I encouraged this, because there is more than one way to do anything, and I wanted them to experiment. Marie made her 8 differently than I do, for example.

These letters are by Marie, who lives in NH, about an hour's drive away from me. She is a largely self taught quilter who's been quilting for about five years.

Although I've met Marie (she was in one of my Barn classes), she learned how to to the letters (and birds) exclusively through my tutorials.

If you want to make letters, you can get my tutorial here, at my Etsy shop. It's an instant download so you can get started right away.

If you want to make birds, I have a tutorial for those too. Click here. Same deal!

1 comment:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fabulous - the letters and the birds. Way to go, Marie!