Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Show and Tell

Look at this amazing string quilt made by Mary. She brought it to our May meeting for Show and Tell.

Yah, she just whipped this up after our string quilt tutorial. Awesome!! Thanks for bringing this in Mary.

Wonky Log Cabin

At our last meeting in May we talked about wonky log cabin blocks. One of my favorite blogs, Tallgrass Prairie Studio, has a great tutorial. Here is the link.

This quilt is one that is hanging in The Quilt Barn. I believe Jenele taught a wonky log cabin class with this. Go take a look, its a great quilt.

Speaking of Jenele, she brought this quilt as a show and tell. It is amazing. The quilting is done with different thread colors and is very striking.

Heather's son made this wonky log cabin quilt. The backing is a soft brown minky.
If you make a wonky log cabin let us know and we would love to post a picture.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Wonky Star Block Swap

Hello all. I finally have the wonky star tutorial and link up for you.
At our last meeting in May we discussed a block swap. Here are the guidelines:

-you have to make 12 blocks by the August meeting.
-the background fabric must be a solid white, no tone on tone.
-the star points are to be done in brights. A country or darker color block swap is in the works for the Fall
-you must follow the tutorial that we found on The Silly Boo Dilly blog.

This is a fun and easy block that is appropriate for all sewing levels.
We have about 8 people signed up so far but you can sign up at any time.

You can click on the link above and it will take you to the Silly Boo Dilly blog for her wonky star tutorial. I will also show you step by step pictures of my block.

What you will need:
8 4.5" white squares. I bought a yard of white and it should be enough for 12 blocks.
1 4.5" center block
4 4.4" squares cut on the diagonal for the star points. You could also use scraps for this.

I lost the pictures that shows a white square and triangle laid on top. Lay one of your triangles on top of a white square.
Sew a 1/4" seam, open and press.
Flip the square over and trim the excess star pieces off using the white square as a guide.

Trim the white corner piece.

First point done. You can lay the triangle piece where ever. Experiment.

Lay the next piece on top and sew a 1/4" seam. Iron open and trim as before.

Voila. You are going to do this to 4 white squares.

Lay out the blank white squares, center square and the 4 squares with points as above. Join together and trim your block to 12"

Here is another one I made.
And one KZ made.

Email me if you would like to be added to our list of participants. We would love to see your blocks.
You can make a baby quilt or make a bunch more and make a bigger quilt.
Let me know if you have any questions, tguisto@hotmail.com