Monday, April 12, 2010

Design Wall Monday 4-12-2010

Prior to going to the weekend retreat I had cut out a Take 5 lap quilt from the bright fabrics that I purchased at the quilt shop at a big sale a few weeks ago. I spent a lot of my free sewing time putting these blocks together.

I spent awhile yesterday playing with the blocks, spinning some of them etc. but went back to the setting on the pattern as my favorite one.

At the retreat a friend of mine was giving a scrap quilting class. She saves every scrap and makes quilts she calls "use it all" quilts because they use up all these little pieces. Having quilted some of them for her I call them “quilts of a thousand seams.”

I wanted to show you a couple pictures from her class. The sailboat quilt is what the students were working on. They were learning to use up small scraps of all sorts of sizes and then make the free form sail boat which was very appropriate since our retreat was right on the water. I wish I had taken her class, I am definitely going to have to try and do one of these sail boats.

The other picture is her display around the room of all sorts of examples of easy scrap quilting. Didn’t she do a great job setting up her class area?



Helen in the UK said...

I like your greens and blues. The freeform sailboat does look like it would make a fun scrap class :)

Teaquilts said...

Neat quilts. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Laurie said...

I like that name; 'quilt of a thousand seams' maybe some could be called 'quilt of a million seams.'

PattiKakes said...

I did a Take Five quilt and wasn't happy with the end result. Seeing yours inspires me to try again.

Diane said...

I like your take 5--the picture of all the different scrap quilts is great, I love looking at rooms like that. sigh.

Amy said...

Like the colors you picked for the Take 5 lap quilt.