How to Do Free Form Applique and Traditional Quilts with Kathy Doughty
(Show 2303) Kathy Doughty, fabric designer, author, and Australian quilt shop owner, is firmly rooted in tradition, but her use of bold-colored, texture-rich quilts bring classic patterns into our modern times. Kathy shares tips for showcasing large print fabrics by placing them in a 16-piece wedge circle border. Varying the center print results in some unexpected and interesting results. Inspired by the nature of her Australian surroundings, Kathy has begun working in a more organic method, which translates well to her appliqué. Kathy’s fun and easy viewing templates, as well as her method for making organic undulating bias stems, take appliqué to a whole other world. Alex helps those who fear finished appliqué. Fast, easy, and very doable techniques are sure to inspire the timid to take the plunge. Her charming Holiday Stars quilt is the perfect project to test your newfound skills.
Gift Idea: Christmas Quilt
Block Featured: Dresden Plate
Appliqué, Appliqué Tips and Tricks, Bias Stems, Fabric Selection, Templates