Intermediate | 1 hour 15 min
For textile artist Sherri Lynn Wood, improvisation is a way to make choices in all aspects of daily living, but especially in her patchwork process. In this class, Sherri demonstrates the freedom and excitement of improv patchwork by focusing on string piecing. Working within a "score" or flexible pattern, you’ll learn how to work with surprises, make choices from random selections, celebrate “whoopie” moments, and troubleshoot in the moment. By the end you’ll have a beautiful piece of patchwork that can be further developed into a quilt or used as a decorative piece.
Learn how to:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fat quarters or quilting cotton fabrics in a range of colors
- Sharp scissors
- Rotary cutter and mat
- Sewing machine with neutral thread
- Tailor’s chalk
- Iron and ironing surface
- Improv piece
- String piece
- Use values and see how colors work together
- Make “yes and...” choices
- Troubleshoot bubbles
- Work ruler free
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Patchwork Improv: Working with Strips Reviews
628 users recommended this class to a friend
I’m new to quilting, and Sherri’s class gave me so much confidence and space to create!
Constance De Martino
As someone who is new to quilting, I found this class very freeing. I know it's important to understand rules before breaking them, and this class did a marvelous job setting me up with a solid knowledge foundation. Would highly recommend.
November 20, 2023