Using photos of architectural elements, David Owen Hastings will guide you through the steps to design a mini fabric quilt. We will use the quilt-as-you-go method, sewing the top pieces, batting and backing simultaneously. David will demonstrate facing your quilt to give a more modern finish than traditional binding. Your mini quilt can be the final product, or make a pillow cover later, or it can be a test for a larger quilt.
We will experiment with different elemental geometric shapes, including gentle curves. Consideration will be given to the sewing lines as a key design element. There will be discussion of color and value choices in deciding on a palette. Participants will map out pieces for a composition, labeling and cutting out cardboard pattern pieces; or pieces may be cut using improv style. We will audition colors and placement and translate the pattern pieces into fabric. Surface design options will be explored - stitching by machine or hand, painting, drawing, etc.
This is a beginning to intermediate level class. Basic knowledge of walking foot quilting is helpful, but not necessary.
Registration Starts: July 4, 2021
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