Modern and Grand Class on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017
Modern and Grand Class
Have you ever wanted to make a quilt that makes your friends ask, “How did you do that?” Based on Victoria’s newest book, “Modern Quilt Magic” (available August 2017), this class will focus on the Herringbone pattern with a partial seam construction (this is not a French Braid!) Use solids, prints and lights to make a dazzling quilt with interwoven movement and simple, graphic style. This is a great Scrap-buster! Create a quilt that looks more complicated than it is. Skill-building with partial seams for a result that boggles the viewer’s mind – but not the maker’s!
Class runs Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a break for lunch
~Book: Modern Quilt Magic, by Victoria Findlay Wolfe (available August 2017, vfwquilts.com)
~FABRICS: use photo provided above for reference when choosing your colors. Scraps should be large enough to cut at least one 2″ x 8″ strip. Amounts are for the twin-sized quilt pictured. Lights: – about 4 yards total of a variety of light/white solids or tonal print fabrics Brights: – about 4 yards total of a variety of light/white solids or tonal print fabrics PRE-CUTTING FOR CLASS: This quilt is made from a single strip size, so some pre-cutting can be done before class. From a variety of your Lights and Brights fabrics/scraps, cut 2″ x 8″ strips (at least 88 strips of each, which is enough for two rows). It isn’t necessary to cut for the entire quilt, as you will be designing as you go. Also, please bring some extra color options for the design of your quilt. There is no need to pre-cut these extra fabrics, as we will have time in class after making selections.
~Sewing machine, cord and foot pedal
~Cutting mat: at least 18” x 24”
~Acrylic ruler – 6″x 24″ (or similar size) recommended
~All your basic sewing equipment.
~Design wall: Cotton batting to lay out your design, and to carry it home in (approximately twin sized).
~Roll of Painter’s tape to hang your batting
Feel free to email me with questions ahead of time: firstname.lastname@example.org