Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cascade quilt for ::Angled::

Registration for Angled, my latest online sewing class, opens in less than a week, on Monday the 18th.  Oooooh, are you ready?  I am almost ready, almost but not quite.  We're working hard on some finishing touches to make Monday extra special.  Until then, I'm very excited to show you one of my personal favorites...

Cascade for Angled online class

Meet Cascade, a new quilt for Angled!

Cascade for Angled online class

During the 4th week of lessons in my upcoming online class, we'll explore the flying geese block.  I love flying geese flying all in a row, don't you?  It's a classic look that never disappoints.  But with Angled I wanted to bring you something fresh and original.  Look closely and see how I've used color to highlight falling channels of pattern.  Cascade is so named for the shifting, spilling, directional flow of color.

Cascade for Angled online class

This quilt is created entirely with flying geese, simple rectangles and a few half square triangles at the edges. I hand picked Kona Cotton solids in a palette loosely inspired by Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks, which is my favorite fabric collection of all time.  From top, colors are: Crimson, Sangria, Canary, Grellow, Sprout, Grass Green, White, Ash, Steel, Iron, Peacock, Mediterranean, Terracotta, Paprika, Geranium, Eggplant, Violet, Cerise, Cadet, Storm, Kale and Willow.  Students will find a fabric list with yardage amounts for those who wish to duplicate this quilt at the class blog at time of registration.

I always love all-solids quilts, and this one is no exception!  Cascade could also be made in prints, of course.  I'm eager to see what you do!

Cascade for Angled online class

For quilting I aimed to emphasize the cascading channels with straight line quilting on either side of strategic seams.  I'm not sure that this was the very best quilting strategy, but it allowed me to finish in time for a tight deadline.  I can't say too much, but this quilt has winged it's way to Robert Kaufman, makers of Kona, and will eventually find its way to QuiltCon next year!  I'm honored.

I have one more class quilt to show you, which I'm saving for Monday's registration day.  Don't forget the class also includes liberated blocks designed to be made with your angular cutting scraps.  Those blocks will release week-by-week as class progresses!

p.s.  Looking for more details?  See the introductory Angled post here.  Registration opens on Monday!


40 comments:

  1. Wow so cool. It's unlike anything I've ever seen before. I love the colours. Way to go!

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  2. oooh, what a beauty. This is one totally amazing quilt, congrats !!!

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  3. This rocks! I adore the colors you have selected.

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  4. Each quilt sneak peek gets me more excited! Is there a specific time registration opens? I don't want to miss out if I'm at work on Monday!

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    1. I tend to forget to announce the time. We'll open registration Monday morning, eastern U.S. time at 7 am. Don't anyone worry about getting up early to grab a spot. I do cap the total number of students in my classes, but the earliest I've sold out of the regular class version is day 2. Sometimes Camp does sell out the first day. Thanks!

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  5. I am so excited to participate in another one of your classes. After your color class, this should be a fun way to test my knowledge of my own color love!

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  6. Love this quilt! Hoping you will release a pattern after the class???? If not, I may have to register for the class just to get the "how to" for this one :)

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    1. Belinda, I often do release one quilt from a class as a stand alone pattern, after the class is over. No promises yet which one it will be!

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  7. your use of color and design is fabulous!! definitely something to be proud of :)

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  8. Wow this is just stunning - reminds me of stained glass.

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    1. That's funny, because after the fact when the name was already final I realized the same thing. Could have named it Stained Glass!

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  9. Wow! This one is just gorgeous. The color and design are breathtaking.

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  10. You are amazing! I don't know how you come up with all these stunners, but I'm just so glad you offer patterns and classes for those of us not so blessed in the original ideas department! Gorgeous!

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  11. Great job Rachel~ I love the original works that you produce.

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  12. You and your work never cease to amaze me. Bravo.

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  13. Oh my goodness, Rachel, I am so excited to sign up for this class and for it to get underway! I am hastily clearing the decks of all my WIPs so I am good to go! I am particularly excited for the triangle quilt, but am equally keen on all the others shown so far! It's going to be good to do another class with you again.

    Hope the early pregnancy sickness and tiredness are not too onerous. I have been thinking about you and wishing you all the best.

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  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Did I mention I love it!

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  15. Beautiful quilt, love the colors.

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  16. So many choices of quilts for this class. My goodness! I already have my favs picked and starting a few fabric collections. ;)

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  17. I think you may have just convinced me that I need to take this class!! That Cascade quilt is AMAZING!! And maybe its finally time to get a kona color card too. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story when the time is right. Congratulations!!

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  18. First: I love the quilt!
    Second: Still trying to figure out if this class is for me. I'm a bold beginner, but after only 9 months or so of sewing, not ranking very high on the skill level. My only quilt is the penny patch, but I've done numerous small projects. And I desperately want to learn how to do triangles. Could I get lots out of this class at this point- still being so new? Thanks!

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    1. I do think this class fits a "bold" or "confident" beginner. I will show exactly how to cut triangles, diamonds, etc. and how to sew them. The "confident" part reflects that it takes some gumption to work with these more challenging angles, as opposed to squares/rectangles. I think it's also incredibly rewarding! I'm sure the class will advance your skills tremendously. To prepare, you could check with a ruler after pressing a seam to see if you're sewing true 1/4" seams or scant 1/4" seams. Both types of seams are useful. It's great to know how to sew both on your machine.

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  19. This quilt is a real classy one!
    I have always been a huge fan on scrappy quilts but this one makes me love solid fabrics!

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  20. It's beautiful. Fab colours. I'm not usually a fan of solids but this is different. X

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  21. Such a lovely sample! Now I'm thinking I need the class!

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  22. What a neat quilt! It reminds me of flowers behind a picket fence :)

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  23. Gorgeous quilt and great color combo :)
    Amanda

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  24. All of the quilts featured for your class are stunning and have great design!!

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  25. Rachel,
    Would we be able to use some of the pattern designs to make smaller projects such as pillows, table runners, mini quilts, etc? I am a slow quilter, and may not be able to complete 3 quilts during the class. Thanks!

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    1. Sure! Since you will be understanding how to design with angles, you will understand how to make the Emerge star on a much smaller scale, for example. Plus many projects like Cascade can be cut down by simple selecting part of the design to create. I don't think most folks will create 3 quilts during the course of the class, but you will understand HOW they are made and you will have a copy of the pattern to keep (in the form of the eBook) so that you can make them later if you like!

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  26. Have you ever mentioned the cost of the class? I haven't found it. I hope I can join you.

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    1. As usual, I will have more than one level of class. I have decided to offer two levels: the premium level at $55 and the Camp level at $85. More details on how they differ on Monday!

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  27. Wow! This is fabulous. I can hardly wait for the class to start. Originally, I thought I might be away for a week or two of the class but it looks as though I won't ... and that's good!!

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  28. It looks just like a stained glass window, a particularly joyful one :) Well done!

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  29. I love this gorgeous quilt, and photographing it in front of that barn is breathtaking!! Wow!

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  30. Can't wait! I'm excited about this class. I've been curious about trying angles for awhile but I don't usually branch out of my comfort zone with quilting so this will be a nice change for me.

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  31. Hey, I hate to say this but it's gorgeous. Sigh, it's so different, I want to make one.Soon I'll be smothered under quilts!

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  32. I won't be able to take this class but you do have some lovely quilts lined up for those that will. This one reminds me of stained glass, very pretty.

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