I'm teaching a Stencil Quilts class at Berkeley's New Pieces in September. Enrollment opened today, and it's filling up surprisingly quickly. This is the sample I made for the class -- it's hanging in the store now!
The class is on two Sundays, September 18 and 25, 12-2pm. I'd love to see you there!
The fabric is an Indian wood-block cotton front with a reverse-applique Joel Dewberry print. There's a splotch in the woodblock repeat -- you can see it twice about a foot in from the left. I considered positioning the stencil to hide the splotch for a moment. Then I completely changed my mind and decided to feature it.
I'll teach my technique using whole-cloth fabrics. I love the patchwork in my other stencil quilts, but I want to focus on the stencil technique in class.
I'll be teaching the technique I've developed for all my stencil quilts.
I used four scraps from the applique to piece the strip in the back.
Can you see the seams? No, I didn't think so ;)
I quilted the front with a ginkgo leaf design. It's loose and blends easily into the woodblock print. But I love to stare at it.