Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Class is in session

We had session 1 of my two-part Modern Log Cabin quilt class this week at Quilt Revolution, and what better way to start than with chocolate? So we did.

After I gave a little background about the traditional log cabin block and showed everyone how to make it wonky, they got rolling pretty quickly. Barbara shows her first few strips before she went on another shopping spree to get some lighter fabrics to add to her mix. She said, "I'm treating the store like my stash." Here are her first two blocks:

Dawn went for bright, brights and she found this great rainbow rick rack to insert in a seam. She's going for a sunny beach theme, with a wavy print that looks like water.

Andrea wasn't thrilled with her first two blocks, mainly because she was using a lot of prints from a jelly roll and she decided that they blended together too much and didn't let the wonky piecing show. She's going to start again with mainly solids. I like these blocks, and so did everyone else, but I see what she means about the prints blending. (She thinks the blue-square print looks like men's boxer short fabric, which also didn't thrill her.)

Look at Andrea's hot pink sewing machine!
We sewed and ate happily for several hours while the sun shone outside in between the week's storms. Another student got there late and turned out some nice work, so I'll show that after next week's class. I can't wait to see what they all do in the next week!

View of Gig Harbor from classroom windows.

 Have a colorful day


Robbie said...

a fun & productive time for sure!

The Idaho Beauty said...

What great results already! So glad the class got off the ground. Can't wait to see what comes next.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Nice! And I love the rainbow rick rack... will have to look for some! Hope the sunshine lasts for you...

ellen gets crafty said...

This looks like a fun, fun class (esp. when chocolate is involved!!) I'm looking forward to your students progress.

Judy Ferguson said...

I am a sucker for bright colors. Just can't resist them. Love the blocks.