Sunday, November 12, 2017

Scrap Slab Triangle Class

I had a lot of fun with my students at the Scrap Slab Triangle class on Saturday. The students made blocks, and then we set them all out of the floor and started playing with them.

I spent about fifteen minutes moving some blocks around and showing different layout options, but when the students started making suggestions, I moved away and said, "Show me. Do it."

The biggest problem wasn't that nobody wanted to move the blocks around. It was that ladies who  are north of 55 or 60 have a hard time getting down on the floor and then getting up again. Fortunately we did have a couple of brave souls, and one student in her 20's who was more than eager to help shuffle the blocks around.

We did find some interesting patterns worth exploring.

It was a good class.  I'm off now until January 27, 2018 when Quilted Threads will offer another bird class, and a barn class on February 10.

If you would like to make your own scrap slab triangle quilt, you can get my tutorial here, at my Etsy shop. It's an instant download so you can get started right away.


Dorothy Finley said...

Wish I was there. 75 this month, and would have been willing to shuffle the blocks around----the red ones under your shuffler's hand looks like one more turn of one section, and it would be a "pinwheel" ?

Joan Lowder said...

I so wont to try this. Love the pattern. Have never made anything with templates.

mamacita007 said...

I recently learned of a great tool for shuffling blocks around without getting down on the floor. My husband used a grabber as he was recovering from total knee replacement. We ended up buying two more on Amazon ... one for me in the quilt studio and one for him picking up sticks in the yard. No more crawling around on the floor for awesome! PS. Love the pattern and the low volume background.

Quiltdivajulie said...

What fun to scramble all those squares and then play with layouts! Looks like there were some terrific slabs to be sub-cut. (Design walls not available in the classroom?)

Quiltdivajulie said...

Ooops - hit send too soon. What about a temporary portable design wall - hang a large piece of fabric from your portable quilt stand - sewing pins would hold the pieces in place until they needed to be rearranged.

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

I like what your students have done, and I too use a design floor when I have too many blocks for the wall. I agree with mamacita007's comment about using a grab stick to rearrange blocks - I recently looked into getting one for use on my design floor!