Quilt Blocking in Picassiette with Rachel Sager
Quilting and Mosaics are kindred arts. Pieces of things, organized in a particular way. One soft, the other hard…but both tap into the same parts of the brain. Join Rachel Sager as she leads you farther down the path of picassiette to build a quilt block pattern.
Using real fabric as inspiration to build patterns from patterns, Rachel joins two beloved arts into one fantastic exploration.
From the thrills of plate hunting to methodical and thoughtful break down sessions, Rachel leaves nothing out as she shares the steps it takes to go from the raw material of a plate to lines of andamento.
In this course you will learn:
What makes a “good” plate
Looking for patterns in plates
How to easily break them, no hammer needed
How to cut them down into small, medium, and large sizes
How to create small sections on mesh using mortar
How to connect a quilt pattern to your mosaic pattern
How create lines of andamento in small sections
This course will help you make connections between quilting and mosaic and you will end with a finished project that symbolizes the best of both arts.
Learn in bite sized sections. The secret weapon of this course is how Rachel has built eleven tiny projects into the bigger composition. With each finished strip of picassiette andamento, you will learn specific techniques that make you a better mosaicist, all while building a quilt block composition.
This course is a perfect gateway for beginners who may not be ready to invest in expensive materials like smalti or marble. But it is full of hidden gems that even a seasoned mosaicist (or quilter!) can be challenged by.
Learn to think like a quilter and like a mosaicist. The possibilities that lie beyond the building blocks of this online course are endless.
Specification: Quilt Blocking in Picassiette with Rachel Sager