236 – Liberated Log Cabin
11:00am - 2:00pm
$135 for 9 hours (3 sessions)
Take the traditional log cabin piecing technique and turn it on its head as you learn to make this liberated log cabin throw quilt top! In this class we'll be learning how to modify a traditional log cabin block to make it modern, fun and improvisational. Pick a main fabric that has a motif you’d like to repeat, and we’ll go from there. You'll end up with a quilt top that's 40"x54", the perfect size for staying snuggly and warm during the cool autumn nights ahead.
Some tips on fabric selection: sometimes you don't know where to start when you have to pick out so many different fabrics! Just start by grabbing one you really like, then carry it around the store to see what else looks good with it. Stack the bolts together on the counter, switching ones out that don't feel right to you. Everyone has their own preferences and opinions on colors. Feel free to go matchy or contrasty. A good rule of thumb is that if they look good stacked together, they'll look good in your quilt!
Prerequisite:: #235 Quilt Making Basics or similar experience
Basic Sewing Kit
1/3 yard fabric for block centers, or enough fabric to cut twelve 5" squares of your chosen center motifs (example: I needed 1/2 yard of fabric to get 12 clocks)
3/8 yard of 8 different additional fabrics
neutrally colored Mettler thread
clear acrylic ruler
water soluble fabric marker