Friday 22 January 2021: Online Workshop (Delectable Mountain Blocks)
Time & Location
About the Event
Janet Clare - Friday 22 January 2021 - 6.00pm to 9.00pm (GMT)
Online Interactive Workshop: Delectable Mountain Blocks
We're delighted to welcome back the lovely & hugely talented Janet Clare for her first CraftyMonkies class of the New Year! On this workshop, you get to grips with an excellent technique which Janet has entitled: Delectable Mountain Blocks!
Introduction by Janet:-
A few years ago my eldest son Joe asked me to make him a quilt. This was music to my ears until he began explaining what he did and didn’t want - NO flowers, NO detailed blocks, NOTHING pretty, NO pictures (appliqué) and NO fabric prints with recognisable things on them!?!
Long story short (and many conversations over quilt books later!) he eventually allowed me to make him a zig-zag quilt and the agreed upon Delectable Mountain block was interesting and fun for me to make whilst still meeting my client's exacting criteria!
The finished zig-zag quilt is now at university with him which as every quilter knows is pretty much the ultimate compliment.
I have re-visited the Delectable Mountain block a few times since then. You can see examples of my ‘Up Hill, Down Dale’ quilt which was designed for use with 10 inch layer cakes. Or my ‘Rhythm’ quilt which uses a very tight colour palette.
Join me on Friday 22nd January (6.00-9.00pm, GMT) and learn how to create fun and lively ‘Delectable Mountain’ blocks! Use scraps or a tight colour palette to make your delectable mountain blocks and then you can arrange them in a zig-zag or diamond shapes to create your own unique quilt!
What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-
During the workshop we will cover making half square triangles, sub-dividing half square triangles into the mountain strips and strip management!
Stitching the mountain strips together and finally designing your own block layout. Delectable Mountain blocks are super versatile and interesting to make!
We’ll be stitching together in real time and sharing what we’re creating as we go along.
Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-
Confident beginner - you need to be comfortable with your sewing-machine and rotary-cutting fabrics.
Material/Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-
- Eight x ‘pale’ 7 inch squares
- Eight x ‘dark’ 7 inch squares
Any colours or prints will do just fine but you need to create pairs of squares with contrast. The fabric requirements above are sufficient for our evening together but obviously are not enough to create a quilt (you can crack on with that task after the class, using the skills you will have learned!).
Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-
- Sewing machine with a quarter inch sewing foot
- Rotary cutter and mat
- Ruler for cutting strips and trimming half square triangles
- Iron and ironing board
- 8 bags/ wallets for storing your strips in, you need to be able to number them (I use freezer bags)
- Pencil and paper for note taking. You don’t need a pattern for this workshop but you will want to take notes.
Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-
No pattern is required for this workshop!
Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! If applicable, any free pattern, or other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date. The ticket price of £25.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.
IMPORTANT - Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!
In light of the ongoing potential for lockdowns in some/all parts of the UK due to Covid-19 outbreaks & subsequent Government-imposed restrictions to people movement and business operation, we advise everyone to please book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any course dates.
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