Sew the stunning Asteria quilt with step-by-step guidance from designer Tiffany Hayes! Discover foolproof fabric selection tips for harmonious quilts with captivating contrast, and explore new sources of color palette inspiration. Then, learn how to create a powerful quilting sidekick: the Goddess tool! This handy template will make cutting everything from half-square to tall triangles faster and easier. You'll discover Tiffany's tips for precision piecing and perfectly matched points, as well as simple techniques that make intricate-looking blocks a breeze! Plus, every block includes beautiful, bonus quilt layouts, so your quilting can continue long after you've finished this class!
Meet quilter Tiffany Hayes and learn about the inspiration behind the Asteria quilt you'll be making. Tiffany shares strategies for selecting four fabrics that have the right amount of contrast for the design. Then dive right into making the first block, with tips for accurate cutting, sewing and pressing along the way. You'll also see some design variations for quilts that use the first block alone. Each of the following blocks can also be made into one of the bonus quilts.
Tiffany introduces the Goddess tool, a template she designed to assist you in the making of the Asteria quilt. It combines several other common quilting tools. You can make your own with the included pattern, then use it for cutting the squares and half-square triangles that make up Block Two, a double-diamond block.
Start working on Block Three by creating tall triangles and half-tall triangles with Tiffany's guidance. If you're using a patterned fabric, you'll learn how to cut it so that the right side is always showing when you assemble your block. Then use the same patches to create Block Four, a stunning star block.