Alex starts the show with help for 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.
American born fabric designer, author, and Australian quilt shop owner, Kathy Doughty, 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 shares a wide variety of ways to prepare and your applique on her Holiday Stars Quilt.
Kathy wants to honor earlier traditional quilters by using classic quilt blocks with her design esthetic and print fabrics. She demonstrates how to use a wedge ruler to create a 16-piece wedge circle with a center appliqué block.
Kathy shares her technique for creating an organic finished appliqué vase of flowers.