Tuesday, August 28, 2012

TST #27 - Almost Amish

I had attended a colour class at a quilt conference in Santa Clara, California.  Yes that's right it was the Pacific International Quilt Show.  The class was with Katie Pasquini Masopust.  Part of the supply list required that we bring along at least 2 two-inch squares of each and every fabric we had in our stash.  It took a long time to cut all those little squares.   When the class ended there were thousands upon thousands of those squares on the tables. Katie asked each of the students to take some of the squares home because she had no intention of taking them home with her.  Can't remember what year that was, but I know that it took a long time to use up the squares that I took home.

Anyway, I ended up interpreting some of them into an Amish inspired quilt.  I have always enjoyed seeing Amish quilts that are created using a dark background and bright coloured blocks.  I even called it "Almost Amish".


It was donated to a local senior centre.

5 comments:

Peg said...

Beautiful - would fit right in with the Amish quilts I've seen in the last while!

What Comes Next? said...

it looks great and a perfect way to use up scrappy squares

Vicki said...

I just sorted out some charm squares yesterday, serendipity?

Gina said...

I am an Amish quilt fan, beautiful! And ditto for how you used leftovers below.

JB said...

Colorfully delightful - Amish inspiration, a good thing.