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Trace, Baste, Snip & Stitch - Amidala’s Flower at Vermont Quilt Festival

  • Vermont Technical College 201 Lawrence Pl Williston, VT 05495 USA (map)
Amidala’s Flower mini-quilt X   (28” x 28”)

Amidala’s Flower mini-quilt X (28” x 28”)

Trace, Baste, Snip & Stitch The easy way to Hand Reverse Appliqué and Appliqué

Class #112

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 8:30 am - 3: 30 pm

Be empowered and learn as you make the 18” Amidala’s Flower block, the center of our Amidala’s Flower Mini-quilt.

It’s fun and easy to hand reverse needle-turn appliqué and appliqué with Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design’s Trace, Baste, Snip & Stitch process.  It gives you great control over your piece, allowing you to have sharp points, crisp corners and graceful circles. You will love the results you get and you don’t get hung up on the pins. 

Greenery is created by reverse applique and the blossoms are applique.

Greenery is created by reverse applique and the blossoms are applique.

Create part of the flower with reverse appliqué and then add dimension by appliquéing other parts. I will lead you step by step through the process, start to finish, empowering you to do reverse appliqué and appliqué by hand, and enjoy it!  (Also check out our tutorial “Adding a Third Material - Applique”.)

 Required: Amidala’s Flower mini-quilt X pattern - $22.00 print/ $16.50 digital. Pattern available at www.eobquiltdesign.com. Amidala’s Flower mini-quilt X (28” x 28”) has a center fantasy Flower Block surrounded by a border with 16 pieced Fan Blocks and 4 appliquéd Butterfly Blocks. Pattern includes full-size pattern pieces, instructions for hand and machine reverse appliqué with appliqué, piecing and paper-piecing directions and quilt assembly.

BRING TO CLASS: Supply list below is to make 1 – 18” x 18” Amidala’s Flower Block

(Total yardage for the mini-quilt is in the pattern)

  • 1 - 19 ½” x 19 ½” square of batik, top fabric (turquoise)

  • 1 - 19 ½” x 19 ½” square of batik, background fabric (bright green stems & leaves)

  • 3 colors of scraps, up to a fat quarter each of batik, appliqué (flower petals and parts)

  • No. 7 Sharps needle for basting

  • No. 11 Milliners needle for appliqué

  • 1 spool of Button/ hand quilting thread for basting (CONTRASTING COLOR to top& appliqué fabrics)

  • 1 spool each of thread for stitching (SAME COLOR as top & appliqué fabrics)

  • 1 pair small, sharp scissors

  • 9 safety pins for pin basting, or straight pins

  • Mechanical pencil or Frixion gel pen for tracing pattern onto background batik


Helpful items: Light box to trace design onto background fabric (or classroom window); scotch tape; Needle threader for small-eyed needle

 **Read the blog “Embellished Amidala’s Flower” (5/19/17) on www.eobquiltdesign.com for a dimensional version of this mini-quilt.

Register at www.vqf.org.