Shapes Sampler 2015

Española Modern Quilt Group
Shapes Sampler 2015

This class is going to take you through the process of making a modern quilt. It’s a very basic class. Each week we will construct blocks with a new shape so that you will learn a range of skills. Each of us will end up making a different collection of blocks throughout the class depending on attendance, how much you sew outside of class, and preference. Part of modern quilt making is design work. We will spend the last two weeks creating settings for our blocks and finishing our quilts.

Fabric and supply list for class:
(3) ½ yard cuts (or a total of 1 ½ yards) of dark fabrics
(3) ½ yard cuts (or a total of 1 ½ yards) of light fabrics

The best way to coordinate fabrics is to choose colors that you like together. I chose fabrics that are close together on the color wheel. As long as you have good contrast between the lights and the darks and you like the way they look next to each other, you’re good. You can get started at the first class with one light fabric and one dark fabric if it will be difficult for you to acquire three yards at once. We might need more as the class progresses but also we can fabric swap and the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (EVFAC) sells some fabric cuts also.

Bring with you to class:
Your fabric, thread
Your sewing machine, pedal, and cord
Scissors, seam ripper, pins etc.
Rotary cutter if you have one, cutting glove

Class One - Squares
Basics of Piecing
1/4” Seam allowance
Strip piecing
Nine Patch  (8) 9”x9” finished

Class Two – Rectangles
Log Cabin  (6) 10”x10” finished

Class Three - Half-Square Triangles
         Chain Piecing
         Bias edge
         HST  (3) 19”x 19” finished

Class Four – Diamonds
Off-set seams
Morning Star  (1) 24”x24” finished

Class Five - Catch-up Piecing and Design
Class Six – Quilting

Class Seven – Quilting

Class Eight – Binding

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