Sunflowers at Dawn

This three lesson online class will teach you all you need to know on how to make this beautiful quilt called

$30.00

Summary

Briefly: Learn how to select the right fabrics, place them, piece and applique them correctly
Tutor: Ruth Blanchet
Finished Size: 29" x 34" or 58" x 68"
Number of Lessons: 3
Skill Level: All

This three lesson online class will teach you all you need to know on how to make this beautiful quilt called "Sunflowers at Dawn". It is the second design in a series of Sunflowers. Begin by selecting your fabrics to make a simple color wash background block with borders, then move on to creating the sunflowers with fusible webbing applique techniques. Blanket stitch around each shape and add shading, then finish off by echo quilting the background.

On completing this workshop, you should have a good understanding of shading fabrics from light to dark, using fusible webbing, making applique templates, blanket stitch applique and free-motion quilting.

Small Quilt Reguirements:

  • Scraps of fabric from as small as 1 1/2" square to 9 1/2" x 3" in shades from light to dark for background blocks. (in the original I used beige to green, more recent project I used blue shades, both look great)
  • TWO 1" x full width strips of light fabric for first border
  • TWO 1" x full width strips of medium/dark fabric for first border
  • 24" x full width medium/dark color for second border
  • 20" x full width dark green for stems and leaves (use several greens if desired)
  • An assortment of yellow fabrics for petals from very pale to rich bright yellows
  • 4" x full width dark brown for flower centers
  • 20" fusible webbing (yard wide)
  • 32" x 36" batting
  • 32" x 36" backing

Large Quilt Requirements:

  • Scraps of fabric from as small as 2 1/2" square to 5 1/2" x 18 1/2" in shades from light to dark for background blocks.
  • THREE 1 1/2" x full width strips of light fabric for first border
  • THREE 1 1/2" x full width strips of medium/dark fabric for first border
  • 1 2/3yd x full width medium/dark color for second border
  • 1 yd x full width dark green for stems and leaves (use several greens if desired)
  • An assortment of yellow fabrics for petals from very pale to rich bright yellows
  • 1/4 yd x full width dark brown for flower centers
  • 1 yd fusible webbing (yard wide)
  • 62" x 72" batting
  • 3 1/2yd backing fabric - cut in half then joined along selvage

Note: Extra borders may be added if desired - these are not allowed for in requirements

General Requirements:

  • Machine embroidery threads in green and yellow for applique
  • Thread for piecing and quilting
  • Baking paper or teflon sheet
  • 1/4" Bias Bar or bias tape maker (optional)
  • Sewing machine and accessories
  • General quilting tools such as rotary cutter, mats, rulers, pins, safety pins, etc