Paradise in Blooms
Wall Quilt size 76" x 76"
Queen size 96" x 96"
The Paradise in Blooms is Judy Niemeyer's third Technique of the Month (TOM) quilt, published in 2015. Judy designed these quilts in the hope that, once one of the TOM program has been taken, quilters would be able to pick up any of the Quiltworx patterns and successfully complete them.
The Paradise in Blooms class with include instruction on cutting, stacking, chain piecing, curved piecing, floating points and applique. Each class, you will receive your next booklet in the pattern series, and step-by-step you will learn different techniques in order to build one of these quilts. Because of the step-by-step nature of these classes, coupled with extremely small class sizes, even a confident sewer who has never paper pieced will be able to achieve success in this project.
Another important consideration is the amount of fabric used. Many of the colours required for this quilt use a relatively small amount of yardage (less than 1 yard), so you probably have many pieces in your stash that you could use in your colour palette. And this, of course, helps to keep the cost down.
And best of all? The cost of the pattern AND the laser-cut applique stabilizer product is INCLUDED IN THE COST OF YOUR CLASSES (this is usually $150 extra, so this is a great deal).
Skill Level: Confident beginners with experience of sewing (yes - really!!) and above
Class 1: Wednesday 20th July 2016 (Introduction), 10am - 1pm: Complimentary Preparation Class, no charge
Class 2: Wednesday 17th August 2016: Booklet 2, Units A, B and C
Class 3: Wednesday 14th September 2016: Booklet 3, Flowers and Baskets
Class 4: Wednesday 5th October 2016: Booklet 4, Applique
Class 5: Wednesday 16th November 2016: Booklet 5, Hanging Vine
Class 6: Wednesday, 14th December 2016: Booklet 6, Circling border and wall quilt border
Class 7: Wednesday, 18th January 2016: Booklet 7, Quilt Assembly
Class 8: Wednesday, 15th February, 2016: Booklet 8 (ONLY for people doing the Queen extension)
All classes are 10am - 4pm unless otherwise stated.
Cost: $75 per class INCLUDING the cost of your pattern. First class fee is due at registration, and again at each class for the following month.
LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE to guarantee small class sizes.
Here are just some of the beautiful colour ways that the Paradise in Blooms has been made in. For more pictures, click HERE to visit the Quiltworx Paradise in Blooms gallery. This will open in a new window.