Dandelion Clock Block

By Jo Avery

Friday 4th December

14:30 – 16:00

About

Explore Jo’s Freehand Foundation Piecing technique in this skills-based workshop. We will be drawing up our own Dandelion Clock freehand on to a foundation fabric before foundation piecing and then tackling wonky improv curves. You will hopefully finish a quarter which can be used as a stand-alone block (measuring 12″) or you can make 3 more at home to create a full circle as shown. This would make a fabulous mini quilt or large pillow or make more blocks for a full-sized quilt. It’s also a great scrappy project.

You will learn:

1) The basics of foundation piecing
2) How to draw up your own foundation template
3) Cutting and piecing Improv curves

Materials

Materials can be purchased from suppliers of the Beyond FOQ Shopping Hub, available here: www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/beyond-foq-shopping-hub/ 

Dandelion Clock Block

You will need:

  • One x fat quarter for background
  • Two different 10″ pieces for the wonky curves
  • At least seven different fabrics for the wedges (each around 4″ – 7″)
  • A pack or at least 12″ square of sew-in interfacing
  • A pencil and a fine tipped permanent pen
  • Sewing machine with quarter” foot
  • Neutral thread
  • Rotary cutter (a small 28mm cutter works best)
  • Ruler and mat
  • A sheet of old newspaper or scrap paper

Dandelion Clock Block

By Jo Avery

Friday 4th December, 14:30 – 16:00

Explore Jo’s Freehand Foundation Piecing technique in this skills-based workshop. We will be drawing up our own Dandelion Clock freehand on to a foundation fabric before foundation piecing and then tackling wonky improv curves. You will hopefully finish a quarter which can be used as a stand-alone block (measuring 12″) or you can make 3 more at home to create a full circle as shown. This would make a fabulous mini quilt or large pillow or make more blocks for a full-sized quilt. It’s also a great scrappy project.

    Dandelion Clock Block

    What you will learn:

    1) The basics of foundation piecing
    2) How to draw up your own foundation template
    3) Cutting and piecing Improv curves

    Materials:

    Materials can be purchased from suppliers of the Beyond FOQ Shopping Hub, available here: www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/beyond-foq-shopping-hub/

    You will need:

    • One x fat quarter for background
    • Two different 10″ pieces for the wonky curves
    • At least seven different fabrics for the wedges (each around 4″ – 7″)
    • A pack or at least 12″ square of sew-in interfacing
    • A pencil and a fine tipped permanent pen
    • Sewing machine with quarter” foot
    • Neutral thread
    • Rotary cutter (a small 28mm cutter works best)
    • Ruler and mat
    • A sheet of old newspaper or scrap paper

    About the tutor

    Jo Avery is a quilt and embroidery designer, teacher and entrepreneur. She is a regular contributor to a number of quilt and embroidery publications and the author of New Patchwork and Quilting Basics published by Stash Books. As part of The Thread House she organises both physical and virtual quilting retreats and hosts an annual BOM club. Inspired by nature and our craft heritage her eclectic style perfectly blends modern and traditional aesthetics. She is an Aurifilosopher with three Aurifil collections to her name.

    Instagram: @joaverystitch
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joaverystitch
    Website: https://www.stitchgathering.co.uk

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