The idea is to use your scrap fabric with a very easy partly strip pieced method to create an interesting visual impact. No templates will be used. You can make the quilt as big/small as you would like: bed quilt size (to be finished at home), a wall hanging or runner. This quilt uses two sizes of squares for the final 6 inch square on point plus two sizes of triangles for the sides, top and bottom. Paul’s example which is 97 x 118 cm (37 x 46.5 inches) uses 28 finished 6 inch squares on point, 8 halves of the 6 inch square for the top and bottom, 8 bigger triangles for the two sides and 2 smaller triangles for the bottom corners.
Fabric requirements: o Any assortment of different cotton fabric scraps you would like to work with. Hand-dyed fabrics, mottled fabrics and/or Bali fabrics or fabric with bold designs would be suitable in any colour scheme. The “bonter” the better. You need two colour schemes: 1) Main scheme - a variety of scrap fabrics. (You will need a rectangle of 3.5 x 7 inches - cut into two squares of 3.5x3.5 inches) and a strip of 2 x 8.25 inches of the same fabric. You can use one fabric twice or even more. Try to get a smooth gradation from light to dark prints. 2) Contrasting colour schemes - one fabric or a variety of scrap fabrics. (You need only a strip of 2 x 8.25 inches of the same fabric.) Choices: Cool for the main colour versus warm for contrasting colour or vice versa. Possibilities: shades of one colour + a complementary colour (e.g. blue versus orange); OR two to three colours next to each other on the colour wheel and an opposite/contrasting colour: yellow, orange, red PLUS blue/purple for contrast; or green, blue, purple PLUS red/orange for contrast.
Bring the left-overs of all used fabric to the class as we must cut the bigger triangles for the sides of the quilt to get straight edges for the quilt.
Neutral thread (medium grey/brown)
Inch quilt ruler
Cutting mat and rotary cutter with new blade
Sewing machine in good working order; • Quarter-inch stitch presser foot
Extension cord, 15 amp plug or adaptor, surge protector plug
NOTE: Pre-cutting instructions will be provided after registration. Pre-cutting must be done before class, as there will not be class time available for cutting the initial strips and squares. Triangles for the top, bottom and sides will be cut in class.