Alex kicks off the show with a fast, fun, and cuddly quilt that can provide a warm hug for a loved one. Then, quilt teacher and author Lynn Carson Harris stops by the studio to share her love for using every last bit of fabric. Growing up on a farm, where nothing was wasted, fits perfectly with her style of quilting.
Spontaneously sewing small bits together for the sheer fun of it, resulted in stacks of small parts that later become the springboard for larger designs. Lynn says it’s about enjoying the process and not focusing on precision. And her tips for making small improv log cabin blocks will teach you not to toss your scraps aside. And, if that weren’t enough to get you thinking that small is good, wait till you see her teach Alex the cutest 2” finished Amish style basket block. We know you’ll be hooked on tiny. You won’t want to miss this show!
With everything at hand, the system allows her to pull pieces, sew, cut, and press many blocks at one sitting. She shares how to build the improv log cabin block. We look at quilts that feature this technique.
Lynn shares her technique for stitching a 2” finished Amish style basket block.
Lynn’s family enjoys going to camps/retreats to learn traditional crafts (i.e. making cloth, rope) on Drummond Island. She shares some of the items that she has made at these camping excursions.