Last week I was lucky enough to take a two-day quilting class with art quilter Katie Pasquini Masopust. I think that Katie is known for teaching abstraction in quilt design. The class I took was called Artful Log Cabins and it's based on (on perhaps the book is based on the class) Katie's newest book, Artful Log Cabin Quilts:
Having taken the class and copious notes, I felt I'd rather buy a book of hers on a topic that might be less familiar, so I purchased her book, Design Explorations for the Creative Quilter:
On the first day of class, Katie shared some of her log cabin quilts:
Katie took our patterns to a copy shop to blow up to ginormous (or actual quilt size) and we began to sew:
This was my workspace:
For those who don't quilt, "a log cabin" is a fairly well known traditional quilt block:
Log Cabin quilt block strips sewing order. © Janet Wickell
On day two of class, Katie showed us some log cabin alternatives:
And we continued to sew, sew, sew! You can see how big my pattern is in the photo below:
Everyone in class had a lot of area to cover in a fairly short period of time.
I didn't manage to finish my quilt top, but I got a pretty good start:
I'm hoping to finish this quilt at some point. I just need to find (a) the time and (b) the space to have this pattern out. But, you know what they say: where there's a will, there's a way! I'm looking forward to seeing where these techniques and ideas take me!
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