I was asked to teach a class that allowed participants to learn several different quilting techniques. Usually, a sampler quilt is set out with 9 or 12 blocks, each using a different piecing method.
I, of course, wanted mine to be different instead of setting it out as a traditional sampler of blocks. This design uses a free-form construction technique that ensures every quilt will end up personalised. This technique is a favourite method of mine, and you put your quilt together by adding random fabric pieces as the spirit and design moves you and honing your ability to visualise and design your quilts. Always a lot of fun!
- All fabric to complete the quilt:
- 10 –12 fat quarters of hand-dyed batik
- Four fabrics where you can cut 1½ inch strips across the width of the fabric
- ½ yd or fat quarter (50cm) border fabric
- ½ yd (50cm) binding fabric
- Pattern with detailed instructions
Materials (provided by you):
- 3 yds (3m) backing fabric
- Batting to suit
Finished quilt size:
- 42 x 51 inches
Suitable for all skill levels, rotary cutting and basic sewing skills