Dandelion Clock Block

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Create your own Dandelion Clock using Jo Avery’s Freehand Foundation Piecing technique. Begin by drawing freehand on to a foundation fabric before foundation piecing and then tackling wonky improv curves.
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Tutor Name(s): Jo Avery
Level: Beginner
Programme: On Demand Masterclasses
Duration: 1.5 hours
About

Explore Jo Avery’s Freehand Foundation Piecing technique in this skills-based session. Learn to draw-up your own Dandelion Clock freehand on to a foundation fabric before foundation piecing and then tackling wonky improv curves. Jo will guide you to finish a quarter which can be used as a stand-alone block (measuring 12″) or you can make 3 more at home to create a full circle. This would make a fabulous mini quilt or large pillow or make more blocks for a full-sized quilt.

Key Learnings:

  • The basics of foundation piecing
  • How to draw up your own foundation template
  • Cutting and piecing Improv curves
Materials & Preparation

You will need:

  • One x fat quarter for background
  • Two different 10″ pieces for the wonky curves
  • At least seven different fabrics for the wedges (each around 4″ – 7″)
  • A pack or at least 12″ square of sew-in interfacing
  • A pencil and a fine tipped permanent pen
  • Sewing machine with quarter” foot
  • Neutral thread
  • Rotary cutter (a small 28mm cutter works best)
  • Ruler and mat
  • A sheet of old newspaper or scrap paper

 

Meet the Master: Jo Avery

Jo Avery is a quilt and embroidery designer, teacher and entrepreneur. She is a regular contributor to a number of quilt and embroidery publications and the author of New Patchwork and Quilting Basics published by Stash Books. As part of The Thread House she organises both physical and virtual quilting retreats and hosts an annual BOM club. Inspired by nature and our craft heritage her eclectic style perfectly blends modern and traditional aesthetics. She is an Aurifilosopher with three Aurifil collections to her name.


Find out more about Jo Avery:

Instagram: @joaverystitch 
Facebook: Jo Avery Stitch
Website: stitchgathering.co.uk

Review

6 reviews for Dandelion Clock Block

  1. Joanna M (verified owner )

    In the time allocated, Jo covered all of the information that I need to make the block and gave a few tips that will make it easier to sew.

  2. Richard M (verified owner )

    Excellent demonstration and clear instructions. Friendly and encouraging. I achieved a lot during the class and will be able to finish it.

  3. Caroline V (verified owner )

    As a Canadian I would not have been able to take an in person class from Jo Avery. This was perfect. I wanted to learn this technique and I did. I will go back to watch the video too.

  4. Barbara D (verified owner )

    I like the workshops at Festival of Quilts and usually attend some. The online classes are a good way to get new ideas and see new teachers.

  5. Stephen L (verified owner )

    Online Masterclasses/Workshops have been very good. In many cases, a better view than we’d get in person.

  6. Lisa R (verified owner )

    I loved being able to attend a workshop on the other side of the Atlantic. Technology is a great thing.

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