THE PIECED SNOWFLAKE/Not currently available
Intermediate to advanced skill workshop
NOTE: This class is currently not available.
Limit: 18 students in 2 day class
20 students in 2+ day class
Recommended Format: 2, 2 1/2, 3 or 4 day workshop
Explore the common hexagonal pattern and endless variety of structural details synonymous with a snow crystal. The class covers a unique machine-piecing technique and both color and fabric guidelines for translating this pure gem of nature into fabric.
Supplies (* will be available for purchase in class)
|1. Graph paper with an eight-to-the-inch grid and a bold inch line; one sheet per student will be provided by instructor.|
|*2. Sheets of see-through plastic template material with an eight-to-the-inch grid and a bold inch line.|
|3. A thin 12" x 2" ruler made of clear plastic with accurate one-eighth-inch grid lines.|
|4. Well-sharpened pencils with ample and accessible erasers|
|*5 .Extra fine-point permanent marker, Ex: PILOT® Extra Fine Point Permanent Marker, SCA-UF.|
|6. A method for marking dark-colored fabric. Consider white chalk pencil that can be sharpened to a fine point or extra-fine, light-colored jelly pens (must be permanent)|
|7. Fabric scissor|
|8. Template/paper scissors|
|9. Set-up for rotary cutting, including a rotary cutter, ruler and mat|
|10. Sewing machine with well-defined quarter-inch seam allowance guide.|
|11. General sewing supplies|
|12. See-thru ziplock baggies to hold templates|
Color: Class examples are in diverse blues, silver and white against dark blue ground. Stick to a color family with flexibility. If it catches your eye, bring it!
Fabric: Important: Intricately printed fabrics with at least 6or 12 on-grain motifs which are identical and bilaterally symmetrical; in other words, the motif can be divided into identical halves by a line passing through the center. Also good: mirror-imaged motifs printed off-grain (ie: paisleys).
Background: Access to 2 yards of dark allover print which reads as solid.
Also: 1/4 to 1/2 yards of big and small all-over prints including textures, gradations, stripes, marbled, stuff speckled with silver. Bring prints on a background similar to the quilt's intended background.
For examples, please see:
Snowflakes & Quilts or Kaleidoscopes & Quilts (C&T Publisher) by Paula Nadelstern.
QNM: PHOTO FINISH, Dec '95.
American Quilter, Spring '94, Patchwork Quilt Tshushin, 1997 #78