This is Clare speaking.
If you are new to this, and liberated quilting, then you can read about what I do on my blog, Dordogne Quilter. I suggest you read that first before going any further so you know what you're letting yourself in for LOL! I'm warning you - this is not for the faint hearted.
Are you ready?
When I did the last challenge I got completely stuck. I started with this
which soon became this
and I'd like you to do something similar.
Have you got a BoM that isn't really "you" and you don't know what to do with it? Or a traditional block (or blocks) in your Parts Dept that you've been meaning to use for something and not quite sure what? Well, now's your chance to break out of the box and liberate it.
Look at your block and think what you could do with it. Perhaps you could slash it using some funky fabric?
There are some links from the And Now We Set It on Fire blog which may give you some inspiration.
This is the first one, this is what she decided to do with them, and this is what it looked like when she'd finished.
I'm not asking you to do something as big as this, but it may give you some ideas.
Tonya Riccuci has a brilliant free piecing tutorial which you can find here and then click on the UnRuly Piecing Basics to download the PDF tutorial. Tonya sets out the basics for liberated free piecing and after you've cut your block you can add parts and do whatever you'd like to it.
If you have any queries, please leave a comment on this post and I'll see if I can help you.
Just remember the liberated piecing basics.
If it's too short, add to it;
if it's too long cut it; and, above all
Once you have the pieces for your first round completed, please take a photo and post it to the blog. Please do this before 6 April when the second step will be posted!