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Indi-Go Modern



  • Look at how to take inspiration from unfolded origami paper
  • Stitch some practice blocks using blue and white paper, and explore composition using your smart phone or digital camera to take photos along the way
  • Keep the lines and shapes very simple and spare for a modern look
  • Transfer your design to cardboard, label and cut out pattern pieces
  • Select blue and white fabrics for your simple block design
  • Audition fabrics for contrast, pattern, texture and placement
  • Use cardboard pattern pieces to cut out fabric, leaving a generous amount of extra fabric for seam allowances
  • Sew 9-12 blocks, and explore how multiple blocks interact with each other, creating new shapes
  • Sew more blocks as time allows to build up a mini quilt top
  • Discuss surface design options: hand stitching and machine quilting
  • Watch a demo of facing a quilt for a modern look, and joining finished quilt blocks

David will provide full hands-on instructions in class. Bring blue and white fabrics, including some solids, that you would like to use. If you’ve done some indigo dyeing, or have some vintage Japanese yukata fabrics in blue and white, they will be perfect for this workshop!

This is an all-levels workshop. You should be comfortable using your sewing machine, and it should be in good working order. I look forward to sharing and sewing with you

If you don’t have any Japanese-inspired blue and white fabric already, I recommend purchasing vintage Japanese yukata cotton fabric from OkanArts.com, where they have specially curated 3-yard packs available for your project.

Please stick to the blue and white theme. You will want to have some solid dark blues plus some whites/creams to blend with the patterned fabrics.

Other supplies needed:

Paper cutting scissors
Rotary Cutter
Sewing Machine
Neutral color thread (50wt) for piecing


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: This is an all-levels workshop. You should be comfortable using your sewing machine, and it should be in good working order.
Instructor: David Owen Hastings
Instructor Bio: David Owen Hastings is a quilt designer and instructor, graphic designer, artist, and creative coach. He lives in the lush (and often wet) Pacific Northwest, west of Seattle, Washington on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. David has been knitting and sewing since he was a kid. There is something magical in taking a length of yarn or a piece of fabric, and turning it into something useful and beautiful with your own hands. It is enchanting. He believes that crafts like knitting and quilting can be both an artistic expression, as well as good for the soul. In recent years, David has enjoyed creating some of his own textiles through dyeing and painting. David loves incorporating these fabrics into quilts and wall pieces with a modern twist.
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