By Patricia Belyea
SEATTLE WA Today, while winds blew high and hail pelleted down, students stayed warm and cosy at Okan Arts Shop. The lesson of the day was Counterintuitive Piecing—making a quilt top in the exact opposite way as generally prescribed.
We cut up fabrics with scissors and sewed them back together—creating slightly wacky and mismatched blocks. This approach creates a folksy look that can’t be imitated with rotary cutters and cutting mats.
When the class day ended, each student was about halfway done. I have scheduled the next Counterintuitive Piecing class as a weekend event—two days of learning (April 19-20)—so students leave with a finished quilt top!