This class is self-paced. All of the videos, pdf notes, and lessons will be available upon purchase of this class.
The class is 10 videos long.
Syllabus is available for download now: Download the Quilt Block Design Syllabus
If you have been dreaming of designing your own quilts whether for yourself or as a pattern designer, this is the class for you! Build your blocks and quilts from scratch in Illustrator! Design and visualize full quilts! Discover how to add colors and fabrics to your quilts! Use the tutorials in this class to draw images for your quilt patterns or blog. Course Objectives include:
+ To be able to create several types of quilt blocks
+ To be able to create seam allowances for quilt blocks
+ To be able to keep track of measurements of different sized blocks
+ To be able to clip fabric or colors into a block
+ To be able to create a full theoretical quilt on your computer!
+ To be able to understand the basics of creating applique images
+ To channel your creativity!
This course covers how to create a seam allowance on appliqué pieces, square, and triangle blocks. To demonstrate the ease of creating a block, Carina demonstrates how to create a pinwheel, shooting star, chevron, hourglass, star flower, star of virginia, and log cabin blocks. This class includes 10 videos that can be taken at your own pace and your own timeline.
Because this course is Illustrator-heavy, I recommend you take Illustrator Basics CS6 Course 1 before you take this class. However, all of the videos are step-by-step so you should not have any difficulty following along if you have not had much Illustrator experience.
A gallery and forum are available to students.
PART 1: TRIANGLES AND SQUARES
Video 1: Path Basics
Video 2: Pinwheel Block
Video 3: Shooting Star Block
Video 4: Chevron Block and Hourglass Block
Video 5: Star Flower Block
Video 6: Star of Virgina Block
PART 2: LOG CABIN AND APPLIQUÉ
Video 7: Log Cabin and Keeping Measurements
Video 8: Designing appliqué shapes with seam allowance
PART 3: BUILDING A QUILT
Video 9: Placing Fabric in a Block
Video 10: Creating a Theoretical Quilt
Once you have purchased this course, you will receive a link to a zip download to all the coursework.
Carina Gardner has a Ph.D. in Design from the University of Minnesota. She also taught at the University of Minnesota Typography, Introduction to Graphic Design, Packaging Design, and Design Theory. Carina owns Carina Gardner, Inc, her design firm, and MiniLou, a kids toy company. She is the Creative Director of Carta Bella Paper Company. Carina also designs scrapbooking, home décor, fabric, diecutting, and digital scrapbooking products.