Though it be simple, I think it’s a visual feast! The first time I made this quilt was many, many years ago and it was inspired by a story told to me by my husband. During his childhood, once a year, a monarch migration would come through his hometown. He said you could stand under a tree and the butterflies would be covering it. You’d give the tree a little shake and all the butterflies would take off at once and it was the most magical sight he’d ever seen. I have this picture in my head of this happening and it’s breathtaking
Patchwork + Quilt (a class for learning to quilt)
Made especially for brand new quilters
Comes with two quilt patterns: The Good Girl quilt and The Evening Walk quilt (the latter is exclusive to this class)
You will learn: About sewing machines, how to work a sewing machine, a list of basic supplies, quilters terminology, all basic quilting skills, how to read a quilt pattern, how to make each of the blocks in the sampler quilt, how to cut backing and batting fabric, how to wall baste your quilt, how to meander quilt and how to machine bind a quilt
Sampler blocks will include skills such as: half square triangles, square in a square blocks, hourglass blocks, flying geese, snowball blocks, log cabins, half rectangle triangles and turning blocks on point.
There are 24 lessons in this class
3 hours worth of video tutorials including video tutorials for every step of the way for the Evening Walk quilt
Class is set up to come to you by email. Once you purchase, you’ll receive a downloadable PDF where you will click and sign yourself up to the email subscription. Be sure to double opt in to get the classes started (check your spam folder if you don’t receive anything immediately).
An email will arrive to you every few days on a set schedule, but you can also go at your own pace
This pattern is meant to combat your scraps! I don’t know about you, but I have so many square cut fabrics. I try to keep my scraps cut up best I can and I’ve got them organized by size. Here’s a post about this very topic. They pile up so fast and I’m always looking for ways to get them made into a quilt. Migration will use those babies up! The cool thing is that it uses multiple sizes, so no two quilts will look the same and you get this real random, modern look to your quilt.
I stepped outside my comfort zone with the quilting on this one. I bought stencils and a pounce pad and traced the sweetest little birds. and then quilted around them with this elongated curl design. It took me twice as long as my trusty meander pattern. And no, my birds are not that great. Some of them are quite odd looking. You know what though? I so enjoyed learning something new. It felt exciting and I wasn’t just getting the task done. Fingers crossed I get better at it. If you look closely at the pics above and below you can see one of my quirky birds. I’ll have to keep practicing. 🙂
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