Birdcage with Dimensional Flowers: Sunday, May 20, 1:00-3:30
Take a pre-cut birdcage, add dimensional flowers, sprinkle in some beads and you have a recipe for a fabulous quilt!
Kit $25: Pre-cut Birdcage/ chain, pre-traced pattern on fusible for (flowers, leaves and humming bird), yarn for vines, embellishments for flowers and cage (beads / brads), floral wire.
Here’s what you will learn:
5 different methods of making dimensional flowers and leaves.
Vines the fast and easy method…Free Motion Couching.
The many uses of Kraft-Tex the Fabric / Paper hybrid. (Birdcage and chain)
Adding a faux metallic finish and shading to fabric.
Embellishing quilts with Beads.
Sewing wire to fabric.
Please bring to Class:
General sewing supplies: pins, pencil, seam ripper, needle (assorted eyes sizes) neutral thread and threads to match leaves and flower fabrics, Red clips (if you have them).
Sharp scissors: small and medium size.
Fabric: Small amounts / scrapes. I used Grunge, batiks, and fabrics that read as solid. You can make your quilt in any colors you choose. I included what I used as a reference.
Leaves: Greens, light /medium /dark.
Flowers: Pink light/medium, Coral / Orange light/medium, Purple medium/dark, Yellow light or medium, Blue light/with or without dots. Optional: any floral fabric with small scale flowers that you can fussy cut. (I fussy cut the blue spotted flowers.)
Humming bird: Orange (belly), Yellow (beak), Blue light/ medium (body and wings). I used some of the same fabrics for the flowers and the hummingbird.
Background fabric: Light Neutral 24”x 30”. Optional: You can do straight line quilting on your background prior to class (or buy one of the pre-quilted fabrics) and maybe finish your quilt in class!
Fusible: 1 yard. Heat and Bond light or Wonder Under.
Sewing Machine: Please feel free to share a machine with a friend. We will need machines sporadically throughout class. If you have your background pre-quilted before class you can couch your vines and sew down the flowers you make in class.
JUNE'S ART QUILTING CLASS: Needle Felting Fun:
Sunday, June 10, 1:00-3:30.
CLASS INFORMATION AND SUPPLY LIST
Needle felting… the easy and speedy method…. by machine. Come join Shelli’s Art Quilt Class and explore needle felting! (Both hand and machine needle felting techniques will be covered)
Supply Sheet: Please bring to class:
Background Fabric: Off white wool or black wool, fat quarter.
Watering Can: Grey wool, fat eighth.
Watering Can trim: Grey flannel, fat eighth.
Heart: Pink wool, 4x4 scrap.
Leaves: Green wool scraps.
Roving: Green, pink, blue, purple. Roving Kit available at Quilters Haven.
Stems: Green wool yarn scraps. (Shelli will bring to class).