We’d like you to make four patch half square triangle units that are assembled randomly using the color palette. The HST units should be 5.5 inches unfinished sewn together into a 10.5 inch unfinished four patch. I started with eight 6 inch squares sewn into HST units to make two blocks. Without rhyme or reason, I assembled the four patches.
The final quilt will be similar to this one.
Please bring blocks to the May and June meetings. Thank you so much for your contributions.
For those of you who missed March’s meeting, our next swap is called
the Polaroid Block Swap! You may have noticed these cute blocks on
social media, but they are small, fussy cut blocks that are framed in
white to look like a Polaroid. If you want to participate, all you have
to do is to make 10 fussy cut Polaroid blocks and bring them to the
April Meeting. They are super quick and easy to make, and a great way to
search through your fabric and scraps for cute things to fussy
cut! Look for things like animals, flowers, objects, etc. and try to
use different fabrics or different parts of a same fabric so that you
have ten different blocks. Although you can easily make them without, I
made my own fussy cut template out of template plastic and tape, to
make fussy cutting much easier. I also know you can buy pre-made fussy
cut templates. Anyway, a pdf of the instructions of two
different ways to make the blocks are posted on Facebook. They really are a super quick
project! We will be swapping them at the April meeting.
Also, if you want to participate in the April swap, I am asking you to
bring fabric (a fat quarter and up to a half yard) of your own fabric or
a bag of scraps (please only larger scraps as the items may not use
small size scraps). This swap will be for your sewing room (a useful
sewing room item, so not a mini quilt or anything), so choose fabric you
want to look at daily in your creative space! This will help your swap
partner with color and fabric inspiration, and they will supplement as
they see fit. I will give more details at the April meeting, so please
just bring your fabric if you want to participate. Let me know if you
have any questions!
The numbers are in for the 2017 brick swap! Please bring 17 bricks from a small scale floral fabric and 17 bricks from a word/text fabric. Remember to put them in a Ziplock bag with your name on it to the March meeting! Please see previous post for details.