Sunday, July 16, 2017

Leftovers Workshop

On Saturday, July 15, 12 of our members attended an all-day "Leftovers" workshop with Debra Jalbert in Clermont. Debra graciously made arrangements for our workshop to happen at her home church-school, as we often have difficulties finding a private place that will allow us to sew.

Debra is a member of the Orlando MQG, is on Instagram as MadeofHonorQuilts, and blogs at MadeofHonorQuilts, where we've been able to watch her develop the process and methodology for creating improv quilts from leftovers.
Debra explains the development of her process. Quilts behind her are those she has made or are in progress.
Explaining the first task.
Much of the success of such a design depends on 1) color combinations and contrast; 2) fabric print and solids choices; 3) and a graduation in the size of the pieces.

After completing the first step, this is what everyone's teenies looked like

Continuing in a similar manner, the pieces began to grow.

Sewing machine received a lot of intense focus.

As much rotary cutting happened as piecing.

This is Debra's quilt that started the whole leftovers improv piecing concept.

At the end of the workshop we had a nice wrap-up with discussion about the process, and a review of everyone's work. We may see some pin cushions, or pillows, or quilts from these starts!

We presented Debra with a basket of fat quarters, so she can begin she own Leftovers Quilt #12!

Standing L-R: Karen T., Jane, Margaret, Marlene, Ardie, Beth, Dianne, Gwen
Front L-R: Karen E., Dee, Debra, Mary, Cindy (photographed by Linda H.)

Yay! We did it!

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