Pattern $12 (available November 2021 in HopefulHomemaker etsy shop)
About the Class
The Awake quilt uses traditional quilt blocks in non-traditional ways to create a dynamic quilt that looks like so much more than an arrangement of blocks. In this class you will work “outside” - or, rather, “inside” the box with dresdens, learning to use them in new and fun ways. You will also learn to use color placement as part of an overall quilt design. The building blocks for this quilt are simple and straightforward, but mixed together unexpectedly to create an invigorating creative experience. Jennifer is a huge believer in sewing from your stash, and using it to create fabric combinations that are unique and totally YOU. She will guide you in using color and fabric to create a quilt you’ll love! We are going to have SO MUCH FUN!
Sixteen years ago Jennifer walked into a quilt shop expecting to make one quilt and check it off her bucket list. Instead, she discovered a medium for exploring color, texture, design, and storytelling which quickly eclipsed all other creative interests. She is an avid quilter, blogger, pattern writer, and mom to 8 kids. Jennifer believes that creativity is one of our deepest yearnings and that it deserves to be included in everyday life. Her quilts are both an exercise in creativity and a search for hope and light in her daily life. She believes that quilts will matter so long as we have arms to wrap around each other. In addition to quilting, she enjoys reading biographies, writing, spending time with her husband and 8 children, and growing lavender. She blogs about quilts and life at hopefulhomemaker.com.
Teaching: Awake Quilt, Arise Quilt, Lone Star Tree Skirt/quilt
Quilting fabric as listed on pattern fabric requirements (released in Nov)
Class Supply List
-Sewing Machine and thread
-Basic Sewing Kit: (Scissors, seam ripper, pins, bobbin, ect.)
-Creative Grids 18 degree, 9” long, segment/dresden ruler (with 3” circle for centers) - any brand will work as long as it’s 18 degrees and at least 9” long
-Rotary cutter, cutting mat, ruler
-Small iron and ironing board/mat
-Needle and coordinating thread for hand sewing if you choose to hand applique center circles on dresdens