Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Quilting Class: Week 8

My students and I always talk about quilts other than the ones we are working on.  Last night, I showed them how to make a basic log cabin block.  After you learn the basics, you can make hundreds of different quilts by varying the colors and block placement.

The one above is made from dark and light scraps.  The strips were 2" wide.  While it reads yellow and blue, if you look closely you can see many different colored fabrics.  Y'all know I can't bear to throw fabric away.

These blocks have the red center square, or the 'chimney' in the cabin.  The strips started at 1 1/2" wide. This is one of the favorite quilts I have made, and it is hanging on the wall in my living room right now.

We had a very productive night.  We finished the third quilt and will be starting a new one next week.  It is amazing how much faster it goes when a group comes together than when I am quilting by myself.

This class is made possible by a grant from the Alabama State Council for the Arts.  Thanks!