On Jan. 11,2016 I taught my class entitled “Good Neighbors” at Thimble Pleasures in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. My students needed to make the “haphazard pieced” backgrounds which we would later become the background that we would fuse the houses to, so we worked on that first.
Here is a yellow background made by Diane Whitfield . Since this was her first time to make haphazard piecing, she was more concerned than she needed to be with making things neat and straight. Hers is a bit more even and controlled than mine usually is. But she will become more able to make it crookedy and wonky as she makes more. And it is still pretty!
Here is a robin egg blue background made by Meg Gilbert . This one looks a bit more wild and off kilter, which is the way I like haphazard piecing to look.
This dark blue background was made by __________ (I can’t remember! So sorry! If it is yours, contact me and I will add your name here!). She caught on very quickly, and followed the rules of not letting any seamlines meet, and don’t let any seamlines go all the way across the piece, and don’t make it look like you planned anything. Good job!