This week, I attended a wonderful two-day Artful Log Cabin quilt workshop taught by Katie Pasquini Masopust. Here's Katie with a piece that she has recently started. Katie is a lovely lady and an excellent, encouraging instructor. There was no stress allowed and I am quite sure that everyone had an awesome time. Here are some scenes from the workshop . . .
As you can see by these happy faces, the process was indeed lots of fun. It's not a quick process by any means, but I can see where it could become quite addictive. Here are my eight completed blocks; I only need to make sixteen more!
I used one inch strips for these blocks and will complete one more row with the same size strips. Then I will gradually increase to one and a half inch strips and significantly larger blocks. I've already thought of another one of my photos that I would like to make into my next artful log cabin quilt. :-)
You may learn more about Katie's books and online classes on her website. She also mentioned that she has a number of classes on iQuilt, including Artful Log Cabins. You may check them out here.
Katie is giving a lecture Friday night at Bentley College in Waltham. For information about this lecture and about Quilters Connection's 40th Annual Quilt Show, please see my previous post.
One last photo . . . Artful Log Cabin quilts involve using many, many strips. Katie pins them at the top in groups and then slips the pins over a large binder ring. I had all my strips neatly piled in a project box, but it didn't take very long before I had a pile of twisted, colorful spaghetti. I'm going to put a couple of large binder rings on my shopping list. :-)
One final comment . . . making Artful Log Cabins is great fun, and her book on this process is very complete and easy to follow.