Eye of the Beholder

original applique patterns inspired by the world around us

Let it Snow: Conquering Reverse Applique

  • Champlain Valley Exposition Center 105 Pearl St Essex Junction, VT 05453 USA
Snowflake B (8" x 8") from Twinkling Flurries Quilt VI pattern. This done by machine.

Snowflake B (8" x 8") from Twinkling Flurries Quilt VI pattern. This done by machine.

Snowflake A (8" x 8") from Twinkling Flurries Quilt VI pattern. Done by hand.

Snowflake A (8" x 8") from Twinkling Flurries Quilt VI pattern. Done by hand.

Let it Snow: Conquering Reverse Applique

Hand Reverse, Needle-turn Applique Workshop

Vermont Quilt Festival

June 25, 8:00 am - Noon

Teacher: Margaret Brewster Willingham, Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs

 Beginner-Intermediate Workshop

De-mystify with knowledge and skill, finding the FUN and EASE of reverse needle-turn applique done the Eye of the Beholder way.  Learn all the steps in the process of trace, baste, snip and stitch, giving you crisp points and graceful curves.  See the beauty of the 8” Reverse Applique block for Twinkling Flurries( 76” x 84”), revealed as you sew.  Come be empowered as you make Snowflake B! Make it in icy blues and white as we did, or imagine it in holiday.  Learn with others and experience the fun and beauty of reverse applique by hand.

Required: Snowflake B pattern from Twinkling Flurries Quilt VI-$24.00 by Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design.

Twinkling Flurries Quilt VI (76" x 84"). hand or machine reverse applique.

Twinkling Flurries Quilt VI (76" x 84"). hand or machine reverse applique.

                Designed in icy blue fabrics from the Frost collection by Island Batik. Twinkling Flurries quilt has 12- 8” Reverse Applique Snowflake blocks set with pieced blocks. Pattern includes full-sized pattern pieces, directions for pieced blocks and quilt assembly.

BRING TO CLASS: (Supply List)*

9.5”” square of medium-dark batik for top

9.5” square of light batik for background

No. 7 Sharps needle for basting

No. 11 Milliners needle for appliqué

1 spool of Button or quilting thread for basting (CONTRASTING COLOR to Dark top fabric)

1 Spool of thread for stitching (SAME COLOR as Dark top fabric)

1 pair small, sharp scissors

safety pins for pin basting, or straight pins

Mechanical pencil or Frixion gel pen for tracing pattern onto light background fabric

Helpful items: Light box (to trace design onto background fabric); Needle threader for small-eyed needle

*To maximize workshop time, come with pattern for Snowflake B already traced out onto wrong side of background batik

For more information contact Vermont Quilt Festival.  Information coming soon.