Nested Flying Geese

(4 hours, household sewing machine)

With my Nested Flying Geese approach, I have tried to add a contemporary, even modern twist to the traditional and very popular Flying Geese block.
Originally, I developed this pattern for my quilt “Diversity Rocks” – but there are numerous ways of using this fun block.
The nested geese are pieced from 2.5” fabric strips combined with a neutral background fabric.
You can either use the set of cutting templates provided in class or bring your triangle cutting ruler that is suitable for working with 2.5” strips.

Use a precut roll of fabrics or cut your own strips from stash fabric.
Depending on the brightness of your geese fabrics, your background fabric should be either a very light or a very dark one.

 

Rosetta – Constructing a Center Motif

(2 or 3 hours, hands-on, longarm machine)

At times, our projects require unique motifs to be quilted in certain areas with more less specific dimensions – e.g. a center medallion or a repetitive motif for an Irish Chain or Double Wedding Ring top. And ever so often you don‘t find a suitable template or stencil in your stash.
In this class you will learn how to use rulers, a few reference lines and your imagination to easily construct simple or more complex, larger or smaller center motifs that are exactly what you have been looking for for a given quilting project.

Mandala – Painting with Needle and Thread

(2 or 3 hours, hands-on longarm machine)

Similar to a page from a coloring book, each student will be provided with a quilt sandwich that will have the main lines of our mandala project pre-quilted using tone-on-tone thread.

Following your heart‘s desire, you will add more quilting lines, motifs and patterns in class (whether you stick with the reference drawing or not – that‘s completely up to you!). And finally, you will fill the spaces you have created with (thread) colors. It‘s the goal of the class that you dive in, play with and enjoy the large variety or different threads provided!