No, my traditional guild wasn’t incarcerated. Or maybe it was, figuratively speaking. My lovely co-members like kits, are inclined to follow patterns exactly, and often have their quilting done by professional longarm quilters. They are by the book.
So, at our recent Sweet Treats challenge reveal I was amazed to hear statements like, “for the first time I didn’t use a pattern,” “I just did some free motion quilting,” and “I used a fabric marker to cover up the wrong colors.” Way to go, ladies.
Here’s irony for you. For the first time in ages I followed a pattern for my challenge piece, to the letter.