The most daunting area of any quilt is the Negative Space, is there an abundance? How can I break that up and fill it? Do I want to make the Negative space a focal point or do I want to make it the background element? How do I know what is negative space and how can maneuver within it?
Join in as we break down the ideas of what positive and negative space are and how to accent these areas in your quilt top with the right free motion quilting designs. We will cover many intermediate free motion quilting design concepts and practice combining them. This class is great for someone who feels comfortable with thier machine and is willing to break out and do more.
Pattern to quilt shown in photo is included al materials needed are in the “detailed description” button below.
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
This is class 2 in out Free motion Mastery series, for best understanding FMQ 101 is recommended. But anyone who is confident on thier machine is welcome to join in on the fun at anytime.
Utilize your positive and negative space and various quilting elements to really make your quilts pop!
Welcome to Free Motion Quilting 102- Intermediate quilting and Design Motifs.
Goal for this class: Make you aware of various design elements and concepts and get your brain moving on how to make these concepts work for you and your quilting style.
We have 10 free motion quilting designs we will learn and use and combine to illustrate the points in this class. We will look at many quilt tops and discuss the Value in positive and negative space, how to determine what the positive and negative elements should be and how to decide what designs to select and implement and why! I know it sounds like a lot.. and really it is, so much information, but when you can take it/ dissect it/ and apply it step by step it makes all the difference in how you understand and take in the concepts.
The quilt on the cover photo does have a pattern and is included with the class, but instruction on construction of the quilt top will not be in video form. You do not have to make the quilt top in order to get the most out of this class but completing a project from start to finish in any class really will put you over the top as far as really taking in and applying the concepts.
Requirements to Take FMQ 102:
**minimal if any ruler work will be used in this class. *** (for ruler work fundamentals and inspiration stay tuned for this springs installment of FMQ 103)
Quilt top Assembly:
• 3 yards Light fabric
• 1 yard Dark Fabric
• 4 yards Backing
• ½ yard Binding
• 2 yards Batting
• Rotary Cutter / Ruler / Cutting Mat
• Iron / Ironing Board
• Marking Pen
Glow line tape, Tailors Clapper, pressing cloth and Starch for pressing
• Printed EMPTY designs worksheets
• Pen or pencil to follow along
• Quilt sandwich with regular batting and plain fabric
o Sit down quilters 5-15×15 practice sandwiches
o Longarm quilters 1-36×44 practice quilt on frame
• Contrasting Top and bobbin thread, thread snips, machine clean and oiled and ready
• Marking pen of any kind. (I used a sharpie)
• Ruler with 1” marking lines for measurement.
Optional: Printed Filled in Worksheets with designs drawn by me for reference.
• Pieced Directionally challenged quilt top, backing and batting ready to go
• Matching top and bobbin threads
• Blue water soluble and purple air soluble marking pens
• Rotary Ruler for marking
And a smile..