Beginning Rotary Cutting and Pencil Diagonal Piecing
Detail: Chief's Blanket, Batik
This graphic and masculine design was created in the 1930s
and was inspired by Native American weaving patterns. It is
named for the Silver Chief train that traveled the southwest.
This complex pattern is simple to sew and the patches are
all created from rectangles. The border can be plain but included
in the class is a foundation piecing demonstration and pattern
for a more complex border.
This quilt pattern offers a range of design and fabric possibilities.
It can be made from scraps and looks charming that way, or
it can use identical blocks in an "over the weekend"
quilt. Combine strip piecing and pencil diagonal piecing in
either a 6-1/2" block or a 10" block to get a top
assembled in practically no time. This is a very suitable
class for beginners.
2-3 classes or weekend retreat) Mix and match rows of template-free
blocks combine with some hand-appliqué in this pictorial
quilt. While choosing fabrics offers lots of scope for individuality,
what sets this design apart is its scope for embellishment.
From 3-D appliqué, to buttons, to embroidery, the possibilities
are only limited by imagination! This class has always been
very popular and is even more fun in a group setting. A book
of patterns is included with the class or is available for purchase
separately. (Note: The quilt shown pre-dates the final class
patterns and varies slightly. The book includes more blocks-cause
I couldn't stop designing!)
2-3 class series or weekend retreat only
Fees and Requirements
For fees and requirements, send an email,
or call me, (805) 962-8511.