Last week I started making these blocks from black, brown and rust scraps. I was introduced to “slab” quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg who wrote Sunday Morning Quilts. I used my design wall to start placing blocks together in big slabs. Here is the finished quilt laying over the quilting machine.
Here is a picture showing just one slab block and the cover of the book I referred to. Also shown is a picture of a Gee’s Bend quilt that could be categorized as a slab quilt. To quote Amanda: the slab concept is sewing scraps together to make a piece of fabric, p. 48 of Sunday Morning Quilts.
Now what could be more fun than randomly sewing pieces together, squaring up and adding another piece which also could have been created by sewing 2 pieces together? I loved it! Yes, I’m sounding giddy again here because it was so much fun with so little stress. I’m going to be sorting my scraps from now on with the intention of making more slab quilts.
Someone asked about the little quilt hanging on the design wall – it is Little Farmer’s Daughter.
For more pictures of slab quilts, go to Crazy Mom Quilts, Amanda’s blog site and look in her older posts. If you make a slab quilt, I’d love to see a picture.