Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pre-March mtg

Okay ladies, for those who saw my selvedge quilt and liked the idea, here is Karen Griska's selvedge blog.... check out some of the great ideas she has on it. Scroll down when you get to this site.

The QOV quilts were delivered to CO.
The Happy blocks were delivered (all 323 of them). (I had quite a few that couldn't be sent because of poor construction --less than 1/4" seam, curved seams, too small a block, etc. I don't remember who did them (menopause memory) and I don't want to know. I will just bring them to the next mtg to show everyone what we need to watch out for. I'll let you know how to fix the problems, so if you recognize the block as yours, you will know how to correct it for future blocks. I'm not saying this to criticize anyone or hurt feelings, but we must remember that the people we are sending quilts to may not be able to 'fix' a pulled seam, or a rip (due to poor construction) expecially after these quilts have been washed a few times, so we need to make sure that we make them WELL. I didn't have time to take them apart and 'fix' them, so we'll use the ones that were too small in a 6.5" block
In the future, when we make a certain size block, measure the block after trimming and adjust any 'short' seams before turning them in, or make it oversize and we'll trim at the mext mtg.

Bring any envelope blocks that you've made (please measure them before bringing them-- they should be 5.5" x 7.5"). We will be laying them out and see how we want to join them (sashing, what color could make them blend, etc).
We will be taking a look at the quilts that are in various stages and finishing them before we start any others. (Don't I ALWAYS say this, then we start some fun thing or another....LOL).

I will bring the chenille scarf that I was showing you all at the last mtg. (I have directions for those who want them), I also have a mini sample that you all can try cutting with scissors and a chenille cutter to see the difference).

For those who don't know, our church is having a 'Quilt-a-thon" on March 24th from 9am-2pm (Tues). All are welcome, bring a friend, your lunch (drinks and dessert will be provided) and stay as short or long as you want. This year, I CAN'T make it, but think of me...) (Maybe we can make a few tops to have them finish at the quilt-a-thon.
Also, since we always meet at night, would you all be interested in getting together one Sunday afternoon a month, say from noon-4, to sew? Just flat out sewing, no lessons, no 'meeting', just sewing.....? If you think you'd like that, we could check with Sandy every month to see what's available. Just a thought.

1 comment:

  1. Nancy, I'm thinking that if we get a batch of Happy Blocks that are too small that a good way to bring them all up to the same size is to do a twisted round on them. You can see the twisted version I made here.

    This one doesn't have the straight round first but you can get the idea.