Patchwork Piecing: Woodland Animals
Make your own adorable woodland animal quilts with Elizabeth Hartman. Get started with Elizabeth's advice for choosing fabric, and discover how you can use solids, prints, color and value to customize your quilt for a look you'll love. Next pick up her tips for cutting fabric, staying organized, sewing an accurate quarter-inch seam and more as you create the darling Bjorn Bear quilt block. Then speed up your sewing as Elizabeth shows you how to chain piece the oh-so-sweet Dwight the Deer quilt block. As if these designs weren't cute enough, you'll also see how to appliqué fun glasses onto your cuddly creatures using fusible web. Plus, Elizabeth will help you plan your quilt layouts, sew sashing, develop a quilting plan and finish your top!
When Elizabeth made her first quilt in 1999, she was hooked. For years she quilted any moment she could, until she decided to leave her day job to focus on quilting full time. Today Elizabeth is a professional quilter, instructor, pattern designer and the author of books such as "The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker." Elizabeth's work has been featured in publications such as Stitch, Quilt Scene, Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting and more. You can follow her quilting adventures on her blog, Oh Fransson.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet your instructor, quilt designer Elizabeth Hartman. Then learn what kinds of fabrics work best in representational designs such as the deer and bear blocks you'll make in this video class. You'll also explore how solids, prints, color and value can help you achieve the look you want.
Learn Elizabeth's tips for cutting fabric and keeping it organized during construction. Put those tips to use as you cut and organize materials for the darling Bjorn Bear quilt.
Practice accurate, efficient piecing as you make the Bjorn Bear block. As you piece, you'll get confident sewing an accurate quarter-inch seam allowance. Elizabeth will also share tricks for sewing diagonal seams successfully.
Apply the same straight seam and diagonal seam techniques from Lesson 3 to make a different, yet equally delightful block: Dwight the Deer. You'll use chain piecing to sew multiple blocks at one time while keeping your pieces organized for fuss-free sewing.
Find out how to add some personality to your deer or bear blocks with an adorable appliqué: a pair of glasses. Along the way, you'll learn easy techniques for making appliqués using fusible web and keeping your appliqué stitches even.
Elizabeth will help you plan your quilt layouts for both the bear and deer blocks with or without a design wall. You'll also pick up tips for sewing sashing accurately before you develop a plan for quilting and finishing your too-cute quilt!