As most of you know, I am a big fan of Block of the Months. They are great for any kind of quilter. You are able to sew one block at a time, maybe learn a new technique or two while doing it. It isn’t overwhelming at all, and by the end of the year you have a beautiful finished quilt.
The Free Block of the Month for 2014 on Craftsy is one that you should check out. There are two teachers this year. They are Amy Walsh and Janine Burke. They are quite a pair! The focus for the online free class is color confusion– or how to not be confused by it!
Get over what combinations work, or don’t. This class will definitely help you step out of your comfort zone, or prepare you for when you are ready. They suggest not working with white or black fabric and playing with combinations of colors for each block. The end result is a very dramatic quilt.
Along with the color emphasis, they help you understand the fabric that you are sewing with. Using batiks and more. They also share with you how to figure out your seam allowance so your quilt blocks will finish perfectly sized which helps the finished quilt be perfect also.
The class goes over piecing, and how to iron so your sewing goes smoothly, and your points match.
This is such a great class for beginners. Bringing it back to basics and keeping things simple. Simple enough that you can explore color and combinations without being caught up with complicated piecing and techniques.
With the lessons broken down into 9 sections, this block of the month is easy to follow and pick up when you want or have time for. Because it’s online you aren’t kept to a schedule and can work on things at your own convenience. I love that!
To get you started here is your material list:
About 9½ yards (8.6 m) fabric for top; 5½ yards (5 m) backing fabric
¾ yard (69 cm) binding fabric
69″ x 98″ (1.75 m x 2.5 m) batting
Needles & threads
Rotary cutter & mat
Now that you have a quick overview and your supplies ready to go- head on over to sign up for Craftsy’s FREE 2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory class today!”
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