Aloha Sewing and Vacuum
7550 E Main St, Hillsboro, OR 97123
In this fast-paced workshop, participants will create their own singularly beautiful work of faceted light using the same single-foundation piecing techniques I use to create my own “diamond quilts”. Participants will choose from one of several pre-selected abstract gem designs based on their skill level. They will then learn how to chart the design onto freezer paper; code each piece for color, location, and adjacency; position template pieces onto fabric to achieve the desired light effects; and ultimately create their own unique study in faceted color. Participants will leave the class with a small top that can later be hand- or machine-quilted at home.
36 inch length of freezer paper (standard 18” width); parchment paper or tracing paper will not work with this technique
Colored pencils in the colors of the gem they want to create. However, don’t limit yourself! You may want to make a gemstone reflecting a wide variety of hues and values.
Ball point pen in blue or black
Eraser (preferably a gum eraser, rather than using the top of the pencil. These remove marks much better.)
Small ruler with a ¼” measurement
Bic Wite Out Correction Tape (available at any office supply store)
Domestic sewing machine and thread assortment (neutrals or colors that match your fabrics)
Scissors and rotary cutting tools (cutter and mat)
Iron and ironing pad (or board)
Fabric -- Assortment of skinny 8ths (half of a fat quarter) of cotton fabric in white, black, and up to four values of at least two different colors
1 hour for lunch, not included in cost of workshop