Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Can I just start by saying that I love Nine Patches. Truely, I do. Let's just take a little walk through my own personal quilting history, shall we?
Scrappy Nine Patch
Irish Chain Baby Quilt
Girly Nine Patch Baby Quilt
Lone Gnome Irish Chain
Disappearing Nine Patch
Irish Chain Wedding Quilt
Bug Irish Chain Quilt
Cousins Irish Chain (actually 2 quilts- one for each girl)
Scrappy Nine Patch #2
I'm a little shocked. I had forgotten some of those. That's 10 Nine Patch based quilts in the past 7 or so years. So, is it any wonder that I've choosen the Nine Patch for our next block swap? Here's some tutorials, links and whatnot to get you started. Make any sort of Nine Patch that strikes your fancy- traditional, wonky, disappearing, whatever. I'm excited to see what you all come up with.
Basic Nine Patch Block
Strip Pieced Nine Patches
Disappearing Nine Patch
Missouri Star Quilt Company Disappearing Nine Patch Video
Crazy Nine Patches
Double Trouble Disappearing Nine Patch
Framed Nine Patch Quilt Block
Double Disappearing Nine Patch
Well, did that make you as excited about Nine Patches as I am? Email any questions to email@example.com.
1. We have some lovely new fliers to post around town(s) to hopefully draw in new members. Let me know if you would like some to post.
2. Our next block for the block exchange is Nine Patch. Big detailed post about that soon.
3. We toured Jenele's lovely sewing spaces. Thank you again, Jenele, for letting us invade your home.
4. There were some amazing show and tells. Here's just a quick sample.
Things I forgot to talk about at the meeting, so we will definitely be discussing them next time-
1. Quilt Guild tshirts?
2. Guild picnic in the park with our families.
Our next meeting is June 8th. I hope to see everyone there!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Just a quick reminder (because I've already posted this on Facebook and sent out an email and I'm getting tired of typing the same thing), our next meeting is this Saturday, May 11th. We meet, as usual, at The Quilt Barn at 6 pm. Check your email or the Facebook page for more details! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Another amazing meeting and late night sew. You ladies are so fun to hang out with.
Anyway, here's the basics of the what we discussed.
1. Members in Attendance- 10
2. I passed out Meeting Reminder Cards made by the amazing KZ and took information for an updated member list. I should have copies of that for everyone next month.
3.The Desert Sage Quilt Show is this weekend at the fairgrounds. Saturday 10-6. Sunday 10-4. KZ and I are working on a flier to post in the Quilt Barn's booth to advertise our guild. Lots of members have quilts in the show- go and talk loudly and enthusiastically about them in front of the other attendees!
4. Our next meeting will be Saturday. May11th. It might begin with a tour of the lovely Jenele's sewing room. I'll send an email out when it gets closer with definite plans and directions.
5. We exchanged log cabin blocks. A couple of people wanted to but had forgotten. So, we'll do it again next month. Bring six log cabin blocks (or the two left over from this time if you participated) and we'll trade again.
6. Heather demonstrated a lovely hand quilted pincushion project. There are still kits left if you'd like to stop by the Quilt Barn and buy one. Only $5 and everything you need is included.
7. At next month's meeting, we'll be discussing a Guild and Family get-together. Start thinking of ideas of something we could all get together and do with our families. You know, that's not quilting.
That's all I have to share. Because, what happens at late night sew stays at late night sew. Hope to see several of you at the Quilt Show and everybody at the next meeting!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
So, the next block for our funky Mulligan Stew/Kitchen Sink crazy block exchange is the Log Cabin. I love this block, I truly do. It has so many possibilities!
It can be classic and traditional.
Or funky and modern.
I counted and I've made 9 quilts that involve log cabins in some shape or form since I started seriously quilting six years ago. I won't picture them all here, but if you're curious the links are here- tummy time quilt, bright baby, there's no place like home, cars quilt, cheeky monkey, Sam's quilt, birds and trees, doll quilt, and lawson's quilt. That's a lot of log cabin love.
Saturday night, I demonstrated a simple, jelly roll friendly log cabin block.
I won't go into too much detail here but here's a quick and dirty diagram of the block.
The measurements of each of the nine pieces are listed. You sew #1 to #2. Press. Sew on #3. Press. And on and on. If you wanted a really traditional block, #1 would be red, #2, 3, 6 and 7 would be either light or dark. #4, 5, 8 and 9 would be the opposite. For a square in square look, #2, 3, 4, and 5 would be all the same fabric or color. #6, 7, 8, and 9 would all be a different fabric or color. Does that make any sense at all?
I know that's not much of a tutorial, so here are a lot of others!
Trim As You Go Traditional Block
Scrappy Log Cabin
Picture Frame Log Cabin Block Video
Wonky Log Cabin
Hexagon Log Cabin
Strip Pieced Log Cabins
And if that doesn't keep you busy enough, here's a ton of inspiration-
Well, if that doesn't send you racing off to your sewing machines, I don't know what will. Just remember, if you want to participate in the block exchange you will need to bring six finished log cabin blocks to our meeting on April 6th.
Meeting Date: March 9th, 2013
Members in Attendance:12
Ummm, Quilt Guild rocks!
We welcomed two new members- Lisa and Autumn. We were so excited to have them there and look forward to seeing them again.
Peggy reminded us about the Desert Sage Quilt Show next month. It's not too late to register a quilt to show. You have until the 18th of March. Then the Quilt Show will be April 13th and 14th.
Heather told us about her son Tanner's Flat Bear Eagle Scout project. Information can be found here.
Because of the Quilt Show, our next meeting will be the first Saturday of the month, rather than the second. So, mark your calendars for Saturday, April 6th at 6 pm.
I demoed our next block for the Mulligan Stew scrappy happy block exchange. But, much more about that in the next blog post.
Afterward, we had a blast sewing late into the night.
Hope to see you all next month!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Just a few reminders from our meeting on the 9th-
1. Dues are due. $15 dollars for the year if you have not paid them yet. Yadda, yadda, yadda. I promise this is the last time I mention it since pretty much everyone has paid.
2. The Desert Sage Quild Guild's bi-yearly quilt show is right around the corner. Enter! There's no entry fee, no scary judges, no reason not to. I will be bringing copies of the entry form to the next meeting.
3. Speaking of the next meeting, it will be March 9th. We'll meet at 6 pm at The Quilt Barn. We'll get all our business out of the way and then stay for a late night sew. Fun!
4. Everyone did a great job on their Sawtooth Star blocks! I love all the ones I received. We decided to do Log Cabin blocks next, if you'd like to get a head start. At the March meeting, I'll do a basic demonstration. Then I'll write a blog post again with all sorts of links to tutorials and inspiration. Then, whoever decides to participate will swap blocks at the April meeting.
5. Thank you Heather for an awesome demonstration! She showed us the super-cute, super-useful zippered vinyl pouch pattern pictured above. There were kits ready (thanks Jenele!) and several of us make our pouches right then at late night sew with more help from Heather. If you missed it, you can still pick up the pattern (and maybe even one of the kits) from The Quilt Barn.
Hope to see you all on March 9th!