Quiltville Custom Quilting

~Blue Ridge Beauty~
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What a way to dig into your scraps!
This quilt can be made any size depending on the number of blocks you make,
The more fabrics the better!

For this class you will need:

My Book, "Adventures With Leaders & Enders" is required for this class. You may ask for it at your local shop, or you can pre-order a signed copy  from me here: http://quiltvil.startlogic.com/store/page5.html

I will also have books available on the class day if you wish to wait. The cost of the book is $25.00.

In addition to your fabric you will need the basics:
  • Sewing machine in working order (including power cords and extention cords)
  • Thread, scissors, seam ripper,pins and any other notions you usually sew with.
  • Rotary cutter, mat and ruler.
  • Wooden seam presser, unless individual irons are approved for your venue. Please don't overload the breakers and blow the fuses!
  • Please wear your guild name tag so I know who you are!
Extra reminder.....because these are things *I* forgot on MY last retreat!!
  • 1/4" piecing foot!!! (Yeah, I showed up with my walking foot on the machine because that was the last thing I sewed before retreat...dumb move on my part! :cD
Fabric requirements:

2 3/4 yards of light/neutral scraps
2 3/4 yards blue scraps

inner border: 3/4 blue on cream stripe (optional)
outer border: 1 1/2 yards dark blue print.

The blocks in this quilt are half "light" half "dark".

By lights....I am talking mainly neutrals: white to cream to beige to tan.

The dark side, or what I like to think of as the "COLOR" side...is all BLUE...doesn't matter which shade, from light blue all the way through to Navy..as long as it read as BLUE..and there are some prints that have other colors in them as well, but they really do read as "mostly blue".

My quilt fits my king sized bed. Just THINK of how many scraps you can put to good use in a quilt that fits your bed! What are you saving those scraps for anyway...?

This is one of those quilts where you don't have to cut everything ahead of time if you want to make the quilt this large, and if you are wanting to make it smaller, think accordingly. Go through your 2" strips if you have them...go through your fat quarters and scraps and choose things you would like to see "gone"! Just see how you can make a dent in the scraps you've collected over the years.

You won't finish THIS quilt in a day, but come with a good selection of the following to keep you busy enough for one day:

  • An assortment of 2" strips in your two colors, whatever they are. These are for the 4 patch units in the blocks. Go through your strip bins, your scraps, your fat quarters, and pull things in your colorway that you would like to see LEAVE your stash!
  • Because we want to try different triangle methods....it isn't necessary to have your triangle fabrics  cut ahead of time because different methods require different cut sizes! Just come with pieces from at least 3.5" wide on up to fat quarters.....Iron them if they are wrinkly ahead of time, so we can spend our time cutting and sewing.
The 1/2 square triangles in this quilt finish at 3"....and I will be demonstrating how I like to do my triangles with the Easy Angle ruler. If you have an Easy Angle ruler and would like to learn how to use it, bring it with you! You can also bring Thangles, or Triangles On A Roll if you like to work with those...if you are a "sew them big and trim them down" kind of quilter when it comes to your 1/2 square triangles...that works too! The most fun part is that we are all "in this together" and can learn from each other!

If there are any questions, as always you can email me at quiltville@gmail.com  I look forward to spending this workshop with you!

Questions or Comments? I would love to hear from you!!
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