Workshop - Double Disappearing 9-Patch Variations

This is an all day (6 hour) workshop for up to 24 participants.

In the morning (3 hours), we will look at examples of  four DD9P block variations ... Traditional, Transitioning to Modern, Modern, and Improv.  
Participants will learn how to construct the block, and receive useful tips, and  a full colour pattern for construction of the block. 
All fabric for construction of four sample blocks, is supplied by the instructor. These sample blocks will be suitable for use as a cushion cover (15" square)

In the afternoon (3 hours),  participants will continue working on the four block variations, with a particular focus on the Improv variation. 

MATERIALS LIST for DD9P Variations Workshop

Please Bring:
·        - a sewing machine in working order, your favorite ¼'' piecing foot and the machine’s users’ manual
·        - an iron and ironing pad, if ironing stations are not provided
·        - your usual sewing supplies, including a seam ripper, spare needles, neutral coloured thread, pins (optional)
·        - rotary cutter, a spare blade, assorted rulers (8, 9 or 12” square, 6” straight ruler), cutting mat
·        - a simple design wall

Provided By the Instructor:
·        - precut fabric squares (usually hand-dyed) to make single blocks in three variations
·        - background fabric to turn blocks into 14” squares for possible use as a cushion cover
·        - a handout demonstrating the block construction, including instructions and pointers
·        - a pattern for a quilt using one of the variations
·        - precut fabric (mostly hand-dyed) to venture into improv piecing

Cost for the workshop ... $400 + $20/participant materials fee + lunch + travel ($.50/km) + motel/hotel accommodation if required

To book, email Bill.

Examples/Class Samples ...

'It's a Breeze'
- a traditional variation (pattern available)

'For Baby and Me'
- a transitioning to modern variation (pattern available)

'Nice People, Nice Things'
- a modern variation (pattern available)

'It's the Same World No Matter How You Look At It'
- an improv variation (directions/suggestions available - NOT a pattern)


Other Improv Variation Samples

'My Left Brain'
'My World'

'Reflections of the Sydney Opera House'


'I Wish I Had a River'

'Dreamtime Walkabout'

'The Colour of Night'

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