Monday, 2 September 2013

Autumn logs

The reverse

Autumn Logs 57" x 72"
This was started in a strings workshop. I assembled piles of strings with an Autumn colouring assorted roughly according to size. Attendees were given a 10" backing square spray basted onto cotton wadding. The students set the yellow strip diagonally in the centre with the help of a triangle template if need be.
The strings were placed right sides together on either side of the centre strip and sewn through all the layers, then flipped and pressed out till the wadding was completely covered. The square was trimmed again to 9.5" square keeping the yellow strip centrally placed.
In the next class pairs of students sewed sets of blocks together using  a 1" strip of fabric on the top and a doubled over 1 5/8" strip on the back. After the tops of the blocks were the joined the doubled strip was pressed over and hand sewn down. There's always a catch!
I made blocks too and joined the rows and added the top and bottom piano keys to bring the quilt up to a more standard size. It will be a charitable donation.

1 comment:

Julie Fukuda said...

I've seen that idea for a quilt-as-you-go and made some blocks by hand in a similar way. Yours turned out nicely. The fabrics go so well together.