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Karla Alexander - Gentle Curved Piecing - Argyle

  • March 24, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Ann Silva's Bernina
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Gentle Curved Piecing - Argyle
Karla Alexander

Sunday, March 24, 2019
9am-3:30pm
Ann Silva's Bernina Baby Lock Sewing Center
4520B Alexander Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Cost:  $65 members
$85 non-members

This is the "Argyle" variation of the Gentle Curved Piecing workshop.

This quilt is a lot of fun to make and can be pulled together easily from a mix of dark, medium and light fabrics. I used all batiks, however you can choose your favorite fabric style so long as you work with a variety of dark and medium prints. Many of my quilts contain more fabrics than the requirements call for – I enjoy throwing in an extra print or two from my stash just to spice things up. The requirements below list the necessary yardage as well as the total number of rectangles needed if you choose to work from your stash. Enjoy!  Suggested Pattern: Argyle

Gentle Curved Piecing

Explore a variety of spontaneous piecing and cutting techniques while creating one of a kind quilt blocks. You'll learn to re-discover your own creativity while you work your quilt into your very own masterpiece. Come ready to sew! You'll learn a variety of methods from cutting and sewing free-form bent lines, perfect quarter inch tricks, tips on color choices, as well as a variety of cutting and sewing methods that will be an added bonus to your bag of quilt tricks! Even if you've never sewn a curve before, you'll be surprised how awesome your blocks will be! Build your quilt one block at a time, taking time to evaluate your choices as you go.

Come spend the day and explore a variety of projects that are possible using my new Creative Grid Rulers.

Curves For Squares, Curves For Rectangles, Straight Out of Line, and the Curved Slotted Ruler.  Whether your working from your cherished stash or adventuring fresh into Batiks, Stripes, Dots, Jungle and More you will have a blast with some of the most amazingly fast and fun blocks ever, that will allow you to change your mind, your color or your print when every you want to.  These designs offer flexibility from four to ten inch squares to rectangles.  Most importantly you will gain an awesome eye for color - pattern - motion - range - selection, with a tad of surprise and a few broken rules thrown in.  You will come away with a new freedom as a quilter and be amazed that anything so beautiful can be so fun!

I will guide you through the cutting process teaching you a free form method as well as how to use of the rulers. While the rulers are optional they will provide you with a perfect cut every time.




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