Ashley Hough

Stained-Glass Iris Quilt

Ashley Hough
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In this session, you will receive an overview of the quilt pattern as well as a summary of fabric requirements, supplies, and materials you’ll need to complete this project.
Begin piecing the diamond border that will frame your center appliqué using the easy square in a square method. Learn how to mark, place, and stitch your pieces to create perfect points on all your squares.
Use templates to piece the four corner blocks and learn the best way to cut and lay out your pieces to stay organized. Finally, you’ll learn how to piece a Y-seam and see how to assemble your pieces to complete this part of the pattern.
Learn how to piece the corner blocks using a paper piecing method rather than templates. Piecing with waxed paper does not require you to stitch through the paper and allows you to use your paper pattern more than once.
Attach your corner blocks to the diamond border and begin creating the beautiful center appliqué design. You’ll see how to trace, cut, and place your shapes before finally adding a thin bias tape outline to create the stained-glass effect.
Learn a few different finishing options and see how you can stitch your quilt to showcase your center appliqué design. Once you’ve put the final touches on your pattern, you’ll have a stunning stained-glass iris quilt to admire. Well done!
6 Lessons
2  hrs 53  mins

Combining multiple piecing techniques together into one project can yield a truly stunning result. You’ll use traditional piecing, paper piecing, templates and appliqué to create this stained-glass iris quilt, and finish by outlining each piece of your appliqué design with thin bias tape to create the look of a stained-glass panel.

This quilt uses multiple construction techniques including traditional piecing, paper piecing, templates, and appliqué. You will also learn how to create the illusion of stained glass by outlining the appliqué pieces with thin, fusible bias tape.

Your instructor, quilt designer Ashley Hough, will break down the construction of this quilt step-by-step, beginning with simple cutting and piecing before moving on to more challenging aspects like the iris appliqué. This class will provide you with a great opportunity to improve your skills in all areas of piecing and even try out some fun new techniques.

Ashley Hough

Ashley Hough is a quilt designer, pattern maker, instructor, and lover of all things quilting. After learning to sew at the young age of 6 years old, she later discovered the joy of quilting and has grown her skills over the past 15 years. "I love quilting because I love the design process—being able to start with a blank page and essentially create whatever I want." Ashley's designs and patterns have been published in a variety of magazines and her work can be found on National Quilters Circle.

Ashley Hough

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