1. What will I learn in this class?
Gwen starts with traditional squares and triangles. She shows how to make a framed square. Then she amps up the creativity by showing how to recut blocks to add interest. You’ll learn how to make a Jacks block, an Hourglass, a Pinwheel, and a Nine-Patch block. True to Gwen’s style, she adds her own special ways of cutting these so that the quilts pop with personality. You’ll learn how to make these traditional blocks in Gwen’s trademark Liberated style. The remaining two lessons address strippy quilts and string quilts. You’ll have fun with solids like never before. As Gwen says, “Think of it as playtime at the sewing machine.”
2. Why solids?
Gwen demonstrates that quilts made entirely of solids have a more “painterly” appearance than those made with prints. They show more line and form, allowing the quilting to show up better.
3. Will I make a project in this class?
While there is no specific project offered in this class, what you will learn are techniques that will enable you to create your own quilts from solids—no patterns required!
4. What if I have questions?
We recommend that you watch the class in its entirety and become familiar with the downloadable materials. This class does not come with a student/instructor interaction option. If you do have a question, use the Contact Us option on the website and a staff member will assist you. Please do not contact iquilt instructors by telephone.
5. Do I use a photograph of my own in this class?
Leni has provided a photograph of two pears so you can learn the technique along with her. That way, fabric selection and construction will make more sense as you watch the class and duplicate her technique. However, she goes into much detail about selecting photographs so you will know what to look for when you are ready to use one of your own.
6. When can I start the class?
We know you are excited to get started. After you have purchased the class, you can enjoy it anywhere and anytime you have the Internet. The class belongs to you, so watch it as many times as you like!