This striking graphic quilt designed by Laurie Shifrin is made with 4 courthouse square log cabin blocks and finishes to a whopping 74 1/2" x 74 1/2" size. Rotating the blocks creates several different designs. Join Judy Doenias for 3 weeks of fun, creating your
own version based on your color choices. Quilters who can cut accurately and sew with a consistent seam allowance will have no
trouble with this one.
The first class will be devoted to discussing the pattern, cutting the strips and sorting them. If you feel like starting to cut fabric before class you can do so. Start by cutting the background strips from selvage to selvage. You will not need your machine for class one unless you feel comfortable enough to cut all your strips beforehand.
Supply List Pattern: Antelope Canyon by Laurie Shifrin (must have). There are three variations of color choices included in the pattern. For the least number of fabrics and thus the least amount of organization, Judy recommends you choose the pattern shown with the black, gray and white pattern. It calls for 12 fabrics, while the other two uses many more. The fewer fabrics you need to organize, the least confusion there will be for your first quilt. You can easily make another utilizing more variety afterwards. Fabric: Choose your variation and bring the amounts of fabric needed for your choice shown in the pattern. If you have difficulty choosing fabrics before class, call Judy at 917 579-2746 for help. If you want to get some fabric during the first class, you will get help as well. The wide strips are 2 1/2" wide and you can use jelly rolls or other precuts. The narrow strips are 1 1/2" and Judy recommends you cut those from yardage. Trying to cut narrow strips from precuts is a real problem. Cutting mat must accommodate 21 inches of fabric (Strips are about 41" selvage to selvage and should be cut folded in half. Rotary cutter with sharp blade. There is a lot a cutting and accurate cutting is essential. Ruler that is at least 24" in length. Small plastic bags (sandwich size is great) and permanent marker. Place to store your baggies like a shoe box or hard plastic box. Paper for note taking and pencil or pen. For accurate sewing use the same machine for the entire quilt. Use a new needle. Thread Sewing supplies: scissors, thin pins, seam ripper, etc.