Come Sew with Elizabeth Hartman
We are super excited that local quilter and designer Elizabeth Hartman will be joining us for a fun quilting workshop on March 1, from 10am to 5pm.
In this Sunday class, you will learn how to make the Fancy Fox and Hazel Hedgehog quilt blocks, both made with conventional piecing using rotary-cut fabric pieces and simple diagonal seams.
The blocks will be combined to make a 16” x 26” pillow cover or mini quilt. And you can add optional glasses appliques! It's a fabulous jumpstart on the whole quilt, if you'd prefer to make that rather than the mini.
Class size is limited, so sign up now!
Students should bring:
- Fancy Fox and Hazel Hedgehog patterns
- 2 pieces at least 5” x 9” each of fabrics for the fox faces
- 1⁄4 yard (or several large scraps) white or similar light fabric for fox muzzles
- 3 pieces at least 10” x 10” each of fabrics for the hedgehog. Note: The hedgehog will be most effective if made from 3 fabrics with graduating values, from light (the face) to dark (the spines). Konas are great here!
- 1⁄4 yard (or several large scraps) of a darkest solid fabric for eyes, noses, and optional glasses.
- Neutral solid background fabric in a medium tone that is darker than the fox muzzle fabric and lighter than the eye and nose fabric. Students should bring 1 yard for the pillow and 1/2 yard for the mini quilt.
- Thread for piecing and optional thread to match darkest solid fabric for applique.
- Pencil with eraser
- Paper-friendly scissors
- Rotary cutter
- Small ruler (4” x 14” or similar)
- Small cutting mat (12” x 18” or similar)
- Water soluble fabric marker or chalk liner
- Seam ripper
- Thread snips
- Your sewing machine with cord, feet and fresh needles.
To make the fabric choices easier (and you love solids!), try out Elizabeth's Designer Bundle of Kona Cottons.
Elizabeth Hartman is a quilter, designer, teacher, and author of Patchwork City, The Practical Guide to Patchwork and Modern Patchwork. Elizabeth’s blog, ohfransson.com, has introduced thousands of people to modern quilting. She lives in Portland, Oregon.