With the rousing success of the "Antelope Canyon" quilt classes, Judy has decided to teach another Laurie Shifrin pattern, "Mirage." This ingenious graphic beauty contains the illusion of three concentric circles without any curved piecing. It is simply a matter of cutting the correct segments-piecing them together into strips and then attaching the strips together.
-The Mirage Pattern
-There are two variations shown in the pattern. Laurie Shifrin calls one "Texture Graphix" version (the black/white/gray quilt). Fabrics are arranged from light to dark starting in the center and mirroring each other as they move from center outward. The other quilt is also arranged from light to dark starting in the center, but uses many different fabrics. 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 3/4" wide 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.