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Stash Jazz October 2020

Every quilter has a stash of leftovers—orphan blocks, large scraps and even fat quarters of ‘ugly’ fabric. This workshop will help you make a dent in using some of this fabric to create a beautiful modern quilt. The pattern is based on two PIECED blocks. However, you start by improvisationally piecing your stash into complex looking but easy to piece block sections. No partial seams required. The quilt can be made in a scrappy version OR you can use a more coordinated set of scraps and orphan blocks in a selected color palette. I will also show how using a background color in the pieced blocks can create a completely different look for the quilt.

What the class includes:

  • 2 Quilt layouts
  • In the class, you will see me draw from a bag of random scraps real time and see how I use what I have to piece an improvisational block.
  • I’ll demo using orphan blocks including blocks with ‘mistakes’ in them!
  • I’ll demo how to select and place your improvisational blocks in the quilt layout.

You start making this quilt by improvisationally piecing your stash into complex looking but easy to piece block sections. No partial seams required.  The quilt can be made in a scrappy version OR you can use a more coordinated set of scraps and orphan blocks in a selected color palette. I will also show how using a background color in the pieced blocks can create a completely different look for the quilt.

REGISTRATION BUTTON IS BELOW.

Stash Jazz

A COMBINATION Live class with video tutorials on the prework. The class will be a live session delivered over Zoom with access to a prerecorded video on fabric selection and tips and techniques to complete the project.

Every quilter has a stash of leftovers—orphan blocks, large scraps and even fat quarters of ‘ugly’ fabric. This workshop will help you make a dent in using some of this fabric to create a beautiful modern quilt. The pattern is based on two PIECED blocks. However, you start by improvisationally piecing your stash into complex looking but easy to piece block sections. No partial seams required. The quilt can be made in a scrappy version OR you can use a more coordinated set of scraps and orphan blocks in a selected color palette. I will also show how using a background color in the pieced blocks can create a completely different look for the quilt.

What the class includes:

  • 2 Quilt layouts
  • In the class, you will see me draw from a bag of random scraps real time and see how I use what I have to piece an improvisational block.
  • I’ll demo using orphan blocks including blocks with ‘mistakes’ in them!
  • I’ll demo how to select and place your improvisational blocks in the quilt layout.

You start making this quilt by improvisationally piecing your stash into complex looking but easy to piece block sections. No partial seams required.  The quilt can be made in a scrappy version OR you can use a more coordinated set of scraps and orphan blocks in a selected color palette. I will also show how using a background color in the pieced blocks can create a completely different look for the quilt.

REGISTRATION BUTTON IS BELOW.

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Fractured Triangles Quilt Pattern Tutorial

One of my 2020 goals is to create more video tutorials showing my process for creating quilts.  So, I created a video tutorial  while I was making a new version of my Fractured Triangle pattern in a very different colorway from my original version. I had testers who made wonderful variations when I published the [ …Continue Reading ]

Commission Quilt

Artquilt Improv with Intention

Here’s a peek into my process for making this commission quilt. As many of you know,  I spent many years as an artquilter before I moved into the world of modern quilt designing and teaching.  I still make a few artquilts every year–usually as a commission like this one or in response to an invitation [ …Continue Reading ]

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Improv Rail Fence Pattern Update

I have published Rail Fence Improv as a stand alone pattern available in my Etsy shop along with my other patterns. (If you own my book, Madly Modern Quilts, be sure to scroll down!) The pattern has four layouts for sizes ranging from small crib to king size.  I also included additional colorways.  This pattern [ …Continue Reading ]

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Stop Hoarding Quilts –Find Homes

STOP HOARDING QUILTS! I know we talk about ‘collecting’ fabric and never using it.  I’ve blogged about that in the past. Let’s be honest, quilty friends.  We also make a lot of quilts that never get used. I sometimes hear quilters talk about al the quilts stored in their closets with no ‘forever’ home to [ …Continue Reading ]

Modern Quilt Pattern

Fibonacci Pattern Updated

I just uploaded an update for the Fibonacci Quilt #1 Pattern on my Etsy shop. Here’s the original quilt: And here’s a mock up of a new layout with some variations!   The pattern addendum  includes info on fabric requirements for the new quilt size. You can customize this quilt to suit your interests–and your [ …Continue Reading ]

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I Am Teaching at AQS QuiltWeek 2019

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching at AQS QuiltWeek in Daytona FL held February 27–March 2, 2019.  AQS Members registration start Oc. 23, 2018 and registration for the general public starts Nov. 7, 2018     Click HERE for registration information.  My AQS QuiltWeek Workshops Traditional,  contemporary and modern quilters who [ …Continue Reading ]