Monterey Bay Wildlife 5/5

Monterey Bay Wildlife  with  Nancy S. Brown

Five Sundays, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, and November 19

12:30-2:30 pm      $95

Monterey Bay Wildlife

Come learn about hand applique while working on a small wallhanging featuring wildlife from the Monterey Bay Area (a sea otter, a pelican, a treefish, a sea turtle, and some seaweed and shells.  We will work on one block or more a month and you will also learn how to make a pieced border.  I will demonstrate how to make a pattern from a photo so that you may add more animals to your wallhanging or make an individual project.


Fabric Scissors (Any sharp scissors with a pointed tip. I like the 5" embroidery scissors)
Paper Scissors
Freezer Paper 

Straight Pins
Pencil sharpener (for marking pencils)

Needles: no. 10 or 11 Sharps (I like the English Brands like Richard Hemming)

Thread to match fabric ( I use Superior Thread's Bottom Line Polyester but 50 0r 60 weight cottons or silks are also good)

Marking pencils:

For dark fabrics: Quilter's Rule or Roxanne's white or your choice

For light fabrics: Blue chalk of Blue Washout or your choice

Fabric (I prefer to prewash fabrics to prevent bleeding and remove sizing). I  like prints because they add texture and dimension to the animals. They don't have to look like fur or feathers-any print will add texture . The blocks are only 8" square so you don't need large amounts of the various colors.

All you need in terms of fabric for the first class is fabric for the otter. So you would need dark and medium brown, tan, medium and dark grey and a little black. You can wait to buy the background fabrics and fabrics for the rest of the wallhanging until after we talk about fabric choices in the first class.

If you want to start looking for fabric for the rest of the wallhanging this is what you will need:

For the backgrounds 1/3 yard of sky blue and 1/3 yards of shades of aqua for the water. For the otter and pelican: light,  medium and dark browns, light, medium and dark greys, black, white, light pink and light yellow. For the sea turtle: beige, green prints for the shell and either brown or green prints for the head and flipper (strong prints that suggest scales work well). For the treefish and kelp: two shades of green for kelp, yellows, black, (The actual fish is sort of olive yellow and yellow with black stripes. If you can find yellows or blacks with lines or stripes that will work well for the fins). I will show you how to do a pieced border with your leftover scraps but if you choose to do a solid border instead you will need ½ yard for sashing and 1/4 yard for thin border-colors of your choice.

Date: 11/19/2017

Cost: $95.00

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