Traditional quilt blocks lay the groundwork for innovative designs of animal faces in this workshop. Learn how to design and draft an original pattern using a simplified line drawing of an animal face or profile and a well chosen traditional quilt block as a foundation for the animal’s features. Working from a photograph, students will simplify the animal image by tracing the main lines onto a clear transparency.
The image will be enlarged and drawn onto oversized drawings of quilt block(s). Block lines will connect with curved lines using a combination of machine piecing for straight seams and turned edge appliqué by hand or machine for the curves. Discover the delight in seeing new designs come to life.
For students interested in learning the construction techniques but do not desire to design an original quilt design, Janet Fogg’s quilt pattern kits will be available for purchase. Students may opt to work on one of these kits as their class project. Kits include a full- scale pattern and all of the fabric needed to make the chosen quilt top and binding.
Kits range in price from $75-$90. The selection of kits may be viewed at Janet's online store at www.janetfoggquilts.com