Patchwork Improv: Working with Strips
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.
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
  • Pins
  • Tailor’s c­halk
  • Iron and ironing surface
Learn how to:
  • 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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Class Reviews
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david mcguigan
"love the process"... relax and enjoy, great lesson
January 21, 2023
Heather Rayburn
Really interesting and enjoyable.
January 14, 2023
very good!
January 5, 2023