Confident Beginner to Intermediate
About the Class
**Pattern $12 and can be purchased from the instructor.
The Flight Quilt Class will focus on foundation paper piecing skills, including diamond and triangle shapes. These shapes will be used to create a modern version of the traditional circling swallows quilt block without English paper piecing or Y-seams.
Fourteen 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 challenges. 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 children, and growing lavender.
She blogs about quilts and life at hopefulhomemaker.com.
Teaching: Secret Garden Quilt
Each block requires ½ yard each of three different fabrics: the birds, the star, and the block background. You can switch backgrounds for each block (as seen in photo) or if you prefer one consistent fabric for all the stars, or for all the backgrounds, just multiply the number of blocks you plan to make by ½ yard. So, to make the 4 block quilt: ½ yard of 12 different, coordinating fabrics OR ½ yard of 8 different fabrics, plus 2 yards background fabric.
**Optional Supplies: The Add A Quarter Ruler is an excellent ruler for trimming with fpp, which I highly recommend for better accuracy. It will help you not ruin your work by cutting through it wrong after sewing. Also, Carol Doak’s Foundation Paper is an excellent, lightweight newsprint paper for foundation paper piecing. It tears away easily and is non-coated so fabric doesn’t slip on it as much as on other papers. June Tailor Foundation Paper is another option. This is not necessary, but highly recommended. Note: it will probably need to be fed through your printer individually to avoid jamming since it’s lightweight.