Intermediate | 2 hours
Taught by Anna Maria Horner
Creativebug is excited to release our first-ever Daily Quilting Challenge. Designer and quilter Anna Maria Horner created “Dear Diary” to help you build skills as you move through the month, resulting in the perfect modern sampler quilt. Beginning with traditional blocks and techniques updated with contemporary color choices and block arrangements, this quilt top serves as a record of your patchwork journey. Use half-square triangles in different ways to create new motifs, play with scale as you move through the various blocks, and learn how to appliqué on feature blocks. Best of all, the robust PDF includes cutting and assembly guides as well as a color map so you can substitute in an of your favorite solids and prints to make this quilt your very own.

Before beginning each day, please be sure to work from the most updated version of the class PDF.
 
Learn how to:
  • Use templates
  • Work needle turn hand appliqué
  • Machine appliqué
  • Sew patchwork
  • Work with grid rulers
  • Sew half-square triangles
  • Cross cut
  • Sew no-waste flying geese blocks
  • Work with color in a quilt design
  • Assemble a patchwork design to build a quilt top

What you'll get:
  • Instructions on how to make the Dear Diary Quilt
  • 31 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and PDF containing quilt patterns and sewing guide
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Anna Maria Horner
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students


Chapters
Dear Diary Daily Quilting Challenge
01:19
01:03
02:53
03:00
05:06
02:52
04:35
01:37
04:38
01:32
01:47
02:43
02:33
03:08
02:15
05:17
06:16
03:27
02:50
04:12
04:59
04:31
09:45
05:52
07:40
03:28
02:58
06:53
07:08
08:45
05:29
02:15
05:06
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Hand-sewing needles
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Ruler and templates
  • Paper templates are included in the PDF but you can find acrylic templates for the applique here, and mylar templates here
  • Marking tool
  • Fabric glue stick
  • Aurifil 50 weight thread in a dark and light
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Fusible web for machine applique; Anna Maria uses Steam-a-Seam
  • About 10 yards of quilting weight cotton fabric. Anna Maria uses the following colors: rust, black printed, solid black, leopard, maroon, lime green, blue and yellow plaid, medium blue, pink plaid, purple, red, coral/green floral, stripe fabric, light blue, cream, pale pink and yellow, dark grey, yellow, pink, rust, coral, pink and white pattern, light grey, solid blue, blue and aqua pattern, and green. If you'd like to use all the fabric in Anna Maria's original quilt, you can purchase her fabric bundle here​
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