CAQ Scrap Workshop – Scrap Quilt Top #30

The scrap blocks

The Central Arkansas Quilters asked me to teach a scrap workshop at the regular meeting last month. I showed some tops and quilts and then we had the class. It was a lot of fun and everyone seemed to love doing it. They decided that they would give me all their blocks and I would come home and make a top. We will draw a name from all that participated in the workshop and they will get the top. It always amazes me what fabrics people bring and what their 1/4 inch sea allowance ends up being. And then you give them a square and tell them to cut it exact and they never are. So it is up to me to try to fit all those blocks together artistically. Most people can sewbetter than I can, but I can get the tops together and as they say… It will quilt out. HA!

The finished top

The objective was to use a 2 1/2 inch red square in the center and build a stylistic Log Cabin Block around that center. As you can see soe people did their own thing and this is the results. A scrappy top suitable for picnics, the beach, or moving furniture. I love doing these classes and always like the final results.

Another view

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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1 Response to CAQ Scrap Workshop – Scrap Quilt Top #30

  1. Margaret Miller says:

    I like it! I sure hope I win it!!! It was a lot of fun.

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