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Required Supplies: Fabric for your diamonds:
The sample quilt uses sixty different solids, in one-eighth yard selvage to selvage cuts of each color. If you’ve been dying for an excuse to stock up on solids, this is it! If that’s not economically or logistically preferable at this time, you can cut it down and go with what you have or are reasonably able to come up with.
Concentrate on as many solid colors as you can have available in selvage to selvage cuts of ¼ yard or more. If you have a deep stash of solids, you’ve already got a good start. Fill in where you have gaps in colors. I usually like to fill in the spaces where the colors that I don’t favor would live. So I would stock up on purples since that’s not a go to color for me. You can take this as an opportunity to expand into color spaces where you don’t usually venture, or you can stick with your favorites. The choice is yours.
If you don’t have a lot of solids, then start a collection. Half yard bundles would be great. Quarter yard bundles would also work, but you’ll be working in shorter lengths, making cutting a little more complicated. A few well curated jelly rolls would add to your stash and give you a baseline of colors to work with.
Fabric for your background:
The sample uses two yards of Kona Snow and two yards of Kona Ash. I like to have some variation in my background colors, even if very slight, to add a little dimension to the quilt. I chose to pull the background through the colors in a narrow strip to interrupt the color progression. You could also use two yards of a single background fabric.
In addition to your fabric, you will need basic sewing supplies including thread, pins, fabric scissors and a bit of paper and a pen for jotting down notes. Optional Supplies: Students can bring a rotary cutter and small mat for trimming if desired. Prep Requirements: Preparation before class: Students can precut their strips for the class if desired. The sample was made with two 1 ¾ inch strips each of sixty different colors.
This workshop is all about playing with color and telling color stories. How do colors play together in a design? You can tell a story about color progressions or gradations, or perhaps a shift from one color to another. You can lay your colors on a warm or cool backdrop to impact how the eye perceives the color. You can tell a story about how the amount of a particular color in a series will change the way the whole progression is perceived. Students will use a simple foundation piecing template to experiment and tell the color story that most interests them. The workshop sample uses solids, but students can work with the fabrics and colors that they find most compelling. The sample uses sixty different solids, but students can develop their design with a smaller palette if desired. Whether using stash fabrics or new selections, students will leave with a deeper understanding of color. Sewing machines provided!