Number of Lessons: 3
Price: US$ 30.00
Tutor: Daphne Greig
On Demand: Start anytime
This small project will pay big dividends. Daphne will show you how to foundation piece without sewing through the paper. Using this easy method, you will have perfect points without spending hours removing tiny scraps of paper with tweezers. You will also save time and thread by being able to sew with a regular stitch length. Daphne will teach you how to choose a range of values for your blocks, a skill which can be used in many other projects. She will continue to guide you as you choose a quilting design and bind your project with a single fold binding. Skill level: Easy.
In this class, you will learn how to
Stars in the Meadow is most effective when you select a range of values for your fabrics. You will use two colors and will need values ranging from medium-light to very dark for each color.
Value is the relative lightness or darkness of a fabric. Here are the fabrics I chose for my quilt.
You can see they range from medium-light to very dark. You will need to choose similar values in your color choices. In Lesson One, value will be discussed in detail. For preparation for the class, I would like you to think about the colors you would like to use for your project. You may have all the values in your stash. Tone-on-tone fabrics will work best for this project. This project is a perfect way to use fabrics dyed in Cotton Dyeing Basics.
I chose lime green and violet for my quilt. Here are some other color options that you might like. There should be contrast between the two colors.
100% cotton fabrics will work best for this project. You will use fat quarters for your quilt, a total of FOUR fat quarters in each color family. Your fat quarters must measure a minimum of 18" x 20 1/4". You will need a range of FOUR values for each color, from medium-light through dark. You can wait to make your final selection in Lesson One.
To finish the quilt you will need:
**If you cannot find the Add-a-Quarter ruler, it can be ordered from Daphne at www.patchworkstudio.com. Registered students will receive a 10% discount on supplies purchased for this class. BE SURE TO TYPE 'ACADEMY OF QUILTING' IN THE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BOX ON THE ORDER FORM, so I will know to give you the discount.