Cincinnati, OH

Elisa's Garden (BYOF)
Teacher: Nelly Vileikis
Saturday, October 15, 2022
8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Code(s): Q233X, R249 Hands on Workshop
Sharonville Convention Center
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Session Value: 3
Price Per Session (before discount): $23.00
Materials Fee: $24.00

An exercise in optical illusions made easy, this quilt is reminiscent of the 1930s, but with a modern flair. Learn to accurately cut and construct complex shapes and place them strategically, allowing the fabric to visually construct itself into flower-like shapes. Make enough sections in class to master the technique and be able to finish your project at home, in whatever size you wish. Class time is packed with great quiltmaking information, and the kit includes Nelly’s special ruler and other necessary tools. Bring your own fabric, see supply list for details.


In the Janome Studio sponsored by Luke's Sewing Centers
  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Category(ies): Just for Fun, Quiltmaking, Piecing Techniques
  • Experience Level:

    Intermediate to advanced

  • Prerequisite:

    Be able sew an accurate 1/4-inch seam allowance and use rotary cutting equipment

  • Advance Prep:

    See Supply List for fabric requirements.


    Given that our class is only three hours long the following will be enough to work in class:
    Background (white) Fabric
    Cut 4 strips 2-inch x wof (for flowers)
    Cut 2 strips 3.5-inch x wof (setting triangles) and crosscut each strip into 11 squares 3.5-inches
    Flower Fabric
    From 4 different fabrics, cut 2 strips 2-inch x wof.


    Here is what you need to do if you want to cut the material for the entire project:
    Cut and label as indicated in parenthesis
    Cut 24 strips 2-inch x wof (Flowers)
    Cut 2 strips 3.5-inch x wof (Setting triangles)
          Cut each strip into 11 squares 3.5-inches
    Cut 2 strips 3.5-inch x wof (Floating Borders)

    Cut 2 strips 4.5-inch x wof (Short Outer Borders)

    Cut 4 strips 7.5-inch x wof (Long Outer Borders)

    Cut 7 strips 2.5-inch x wof (Binding)

    From each of the twelve fabrics

    Cut 2 strips 2-inch x wof

  • Supply List:

    Fine patchwork pins, stiletto, reading/sewing glasses if you need them, rotary cutter with new blade, 6 x 24-inch ruler, 12.5-inch square ruler, anything else that will make your sewing experience more enjoyable. Note: Rotary cutting mats will be available in the classroom.

    Fabric Requirements for the 53 x74-inch quilt:

    • 3 1/2 yds of background and binding fabric (white) 
    • 1/8 yd each of 12 different fabrics (2 yellow, 2 lavender, 2 blue, 2 green, 2 peach, and 2 pink) for the flowers
  • Completion Level:

    Will learn enough to be able to finish at home.

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