Students use 45 patterns utilizing many different setting designs. The class explores different ways to combine blocks and techniques to improve piecing skills. Primary focus is on designing with scraps. Students should leave class with a more relaxed attitude about combining fabrics. A definite confidence builder for beginners and great fun for more advance piecers. I recommend cutting strips to share as most quilters stash represent their favorite colors and therefore limits their scrap study.
Confident Beginner to Advanced
This quilt is the cover quilt of Quilt Inspirations from Africa by Kaye England (book not required). You can make this in any style of fabric but I recommend a 'pure' scrap quilt, using a wide variety of styles, patterns and colors. Just work from your stash or trade with friends.
You will need to bring:
... 45 - 2 1/2" strips in all values (light, medium, dark)
... 45 - 6" squares in all values ( can be same or different than the strips)
You could get by with as few as 15-20 strips and the same of squares for class. The above is the amount needed to make the entire quilt.
I have developed a new line of rulers with a % of the profits going to breast cancer research and will have them with me at class.
... Half square triangle ruler (available in class or bring any you have)
... Quarter square triangle Ruler (available in class or bring any you have)
These rulers are necessary because we have pre-cut strips. I will bring a few of the above rulers if they are not available at your local quilt shop but please check for them locally. There are a variety of brands that will cut these units. Bring any you have. There will be samples to work with in class. You can preorder and have these brought to class by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the fabric you will need
... Basic rotary cutting equipment
... Sewing Machine (in good working condition)
... Bobbins filled (saves time in class)
... Any sewing supplies you like to have on hand when you work
... We will need one iron per five people
... Camera to record those great ones you want to do!!
Most importantly is to plan on new ideas, new techniques and a willingness to work with new fabric mixes. This class is a true scrap lovers holiday.