About your teacher:
Carolyn Forster studied textiles at Bath and has a City and Guilds in Patchwork and Quilting. Over the years Carolyn’s work has been featured in various British and International quilting magazines. Her quilts have appeared on the television; both here and in the US, and has contributed to books published by New Holland and That Patchwork Place.
Since self-publishing her first book, Quilting-on-the-Go, Carolyn Forster has written books for Landauer Publishing in the US, and Search Press in the UK. Carolyn teaches widely both here and abroad.
This class runs from 10.30 - 4.00pm, and a materials list will be sent out prior to the class.
I really liked the boldness and the contrast between the pairing of the fabrics.
For each block I tried to have as much contrast as I could by using a medium to large-scale floral print and a solid or self-colored geometric. By using a largish scale multicolored print, when its cut up you get lots of different looks.
If you wanted to use less fabrics in this quilt, then I’d suggest placing blocks using the same fabrics on opposite sides of the quilt so that it balances out and duplicates are not so obvious.
This would be a great quilt make by swapping fabrics with friends to increase the variety, and give it a scrappier feel.
6 1/2in strip (width of fabric) from 50 different fabrics
For one Block:
6 1/2in strip (width of fabric) of two contrasting fabrics
Sewing machine with 1/4in piecing foot
Basic sewing kit
Sewing thread to blend
Template plastic, scissors and fine permanent marker; pencil to mark fabrics, fabric scissors, OR buy the Rotary cutting templates on the day. (For the templates you will need a 18mm rotary cutter as well as your usual one)
Rotary cutter, mat and 6 1/2in x 24in/18in ruler
Fine patchwork pins