Discover essential fabric-selection and piecing techniques as you create an enchanting row-by-row quilt with popular blogger Amanda Jean Nyberg! Begin with Amanda Jean's top five tips for fabric selection, and learn principles you can apply to all of your projects. Then, dive into the blocks that will make up your quilt! You'll learn high-efficiency techniques for nine-patches, snowballs, fan blades and a zipper row, and discover two simple ways to create a dynamic flying geese block. Add movement and depth to your design with hourglass blocks and a framed square row, and assemble pinwheel and shoofly blocks with tricks for half-square triangles and fussy cutting. Finally, practice appliqué two ways with orange peel blocks, and then follow along with Amanda Jean to assemble your quilt top and add stylish sashing.
Meet expert quilter Amanda Jean Nyberg and preview the techniques you'll learn to create a unique, fresh row quilt! Amanda starts by sharing her trusty fabric selection tips. Then learn to make your first blocks as Amanda shows you how to piece together both a framed and plain nine-patch block.
Next, construct three colorful blocks with Amanda's guidance. Learn how to use chain piecing to assemble your snowball blocks. Then move on to whimsical fan blades and zipper designs, discovering tips and hints along the way for how to keep things simple and fun.
No two quilts are built alike because no two quilters are exactly the same. In this lesson, Amanda encourages you to embrace your own style as she shows you two different methods for creating the same traditional block: the flying geese row. Better yet: Mix and match both for a varied look!
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