Can you help but smile when you see this quilt? We like that Norma looks at her composition in two ways, from one perspective she sees the “Leader of the Pack” and looking at it another way, “The One Who Got Away”.
Tell us about your quilt.
“Composition can come in many forms. For this little quilt, it was a happy accident and learning a new technique which led me to this particular composition. I wanted to play with my Recess stash and teach myself how to paper piece. As I paper pieced, I envisioned a little boy’s quilt with rows of little fish using all the yellows, oranges, blues and reds in the collection. I somehow ended up with one flowery little fish, which certainly stood out from the rest. Well, of course I had to somehow incorporate her into the quilt and the composition was born. She would have to ‘Lead the Pack.'”
What do you consider when composing a quilt?
My first consideration when composing a quilt would have to be the fabric. The color, pattern and texture in fabrics nowadays are amazing. I would then consider size, how big do I want my canvas to be? Also, will I be using a pattern, a particular block, or am I doing something improvisational? But mostly I have fun playing.”
Tell us about yourself and your quilty history.
I’m a member of the Bakersfield Modern Quilt Guild. I have to travel a couple of hours one way to attend meetings and sew-ins, but is is so worth it. I’m also a member of the newly formed Fresno Modern Quilt Guild, which is where I live. We had our first meeting this past Saturday and I can’t wait to see it grow.”
You can see more of Norma and her quilts on her blog, Norma Sews.