It’s almost time for me to start a new class at Ho’ae’ae Park in my neighborhood. The last session went great — instead of my usual sampler quilt, I broke many of the skills down into smaller, more manageable projects. This time, everyone had at least two finished items at the end of class, and several went on to make variations and multiples!
The only problem is that we had so much fun in class almost everyone wanted to sign up again and learn to make more things! Now I’ve got to come up with something new. This seemed like a good opportunity to make the Pineapple Log Cabin quilt out of aloha fabrics that I’ve been contemplating.
I’ve decided that we can each bring as many aloha scraps or quarter yards as we have, or wish to buy, and then we can share them all for a wonderfully scrappy look and that sharing spirit of aloha as well.
Each individual will use his or her solid fabric of choice to pull their quilt together. I have only made a few sample blocks, but I mocked up an idea of what the quilts might look like. I bought a bolt of chartreuse solid last year, so that will be the grounding fabric for my quilt.
It looks pretty intense, but we’ll be using paper piecing and we’ve got ten weeks in which to make all the blocks. My mock up is crib or lap sized, but things could change as we go along.
I can think of at least two people who would like to participate in this but classes at the park are not practical. I’m also quite confident that my blog does not compete with my park classes. So here’s my invitation to you. I will post the instructions online as we proceed with the class. You don’t get to share our fabrics, but maybe you can get a friend or two to play along.
I’ll post once a week, most likely after class on Monday, which could easily end up being Tuesday posts. We’ll see how it goes. We’ll also see how the tempo of the class goes. What’s that local saying? “Relax, we’re not on the Mainland anymore.”
Class starts on the 24th. My first post will include a fabric list, some sample blocks and probably a downloadable foundation. I hope you can join us!