Sunday, June 21, 2015

June 6th workshop

We had a reasonably good turn out... Six ladies showed up to work on various projects.... Some of the day was spent helping one of our members who has been working on some tops decide what to do with them. This one just needs a label... "Sunny Patch" was a top that was 'quietly donated' by a lady who serged the 6" squares together. We sewed two of her tops together so it would be big enough, then put a bright yellow backing on it to also use it for the binding.

 This was another of Janet's tops.... Pattern is "Turning Twenty" I believe.

 Brenda and Margaret binding "Birds are Back"...
This is the top of that one....originally bought for a backing to another quilt, but the ladies decided to make it a front.
 One of Janet's that she needed to decide what to do for a binding...we trimmed it and she has enough from the backing to roll to the front for a binding.

 Janet also gave us a demo on doing a pattern for a quilt she wasn't so fond of. Funny, because the rest of us LOVED it! Here it is having an addition (orange flange) to become a bigger quilt!

The demo is here in photos....Cut and sew four strips of fabric together length-wise (we made strips the same size width, but they don't have to be),

 Cut several squares using the width of the strip set as your size square.
 Take two of them, one turned to the side and fold the right square onto the left square.
 Sew all around the four sides completely

 Cut diagonally, one side then the other (making an 'X' with your cuts. (see next two photos)

 This is what ist should look like
 Open each triangle up and press flat.
 You should have two of each pair.
 Arrange them as you like....

 then sew the four squares together to make one block....
This is the finished quilt if you did it with a scrappy look to it. I love it! Thanks, Janet... it was fun.

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