Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It's so hot...


The chickens are laying hard boiled eggs.  

Why not spend a few cool moments sewing?!

You have 2 weeks from today to finish your block of the month.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

and the winner is....


Betty Bailey

Congratulations to Betty on her win of
16 finished blocks & 3 kits


Our next block in the series is Woven.


At the time of this writing the pattern had an error.  (The drawing and the words don't match.)  I will fix it later today. In the mean time, if you are so on top of things that you make your block on the day following our meetings, follow the fabric layout illustrated by the  photograph.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Quilty Train - August 2014 - Woven

Woven

Take last months Square Corner units, make four of them, turn them 180 degrees, and you get "Woven".  Fiddle with the placement of colors and you have this months design.


Pour us a few cold ones, and we will be ready to enjoy the hottest month of the year (in North Texas).


Doesn't it look like the pattern on webbed lawn chairs?  I guarantee that sitting on this quilt will not leave you with waffle butt.  LOL.

General Descriptions:
  • The Quilt:
    • Measures 62" x 86" as described
    • Is made of 24, 12" finished blocks arranged in a 4 x 6 block grid.
    • Has 2 borders
      • Inner border is 1" finished
      • Outer border is 6" finished
  • The Block:
    • Measures 12" finished (actually measures 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" before incorporation into the quilt)
    • 4 patch construction
FQG:  Angie has provided a floral fabric for color 3.  It is blue in the picture.  She asks that you add green for color 1, pink for color 2 and lavender for color 4.  The background should be cream.


Angie's Sample Block




Cutting Directions:
  • Background (for FQG cream)
    • Cut 4, 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares
  • Color 1 (for FQG green)
    • Cut 1, 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square
    • Cut 1, 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle
  • Color 2 (for FQG pink)
    • Cut 1, 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square
    • Cut 1, 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle
  • Color 3 (for FQG kit/floral)
    • Cut 1, 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square
    • Cut 1, 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle
  • Color 4 (for FQG lavender) 
    • Cut 1, 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square
    • Cut 1, 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle
Sewing Directions:

  • Square Corner Units - Sort pieces into 4 piles (one for each unit being created)
    • Upper Left Corner
      • 1 background square
      • 1 color 2 square
      • 1 color 1 rectangle
    • Upper Right Corner
      • 1 background square
      • 1 color 3 square
      • 1 color 2 rectangle
    • Lower Left Corner
      • 1 background square
      • 1 color 1 square
      • 1 color 4 rectangle
    • Lower Right Corner
      • 1 background square
      • 1 color 4 square
      • 1 color 3 rectangle
  • To ensure correct color placement make one corner patch at a time.
  • Gather pieces for one corner
  • With right sides together, sew background square and colored square together
  • Iron seam allowances open.
  • Place constructed rectangle in front of you - colored, short end down.
  • The remaining rectangle goes to the right.
  • With right sides together, sew constructed rectangle to whole rectangle.
  • Iron seam allowance towards the whole rectangle.
  • Trim to 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" square
  • Repeat with remaining pieces, 3 times for 4 units. 
  • Block
    • Gather
      • 4 Square Corner unit
    • Arrange pieces on design wall (desk top) in front of you so that they match the picture.
    • Sew Upper Left Corner to Upper Right Corner so that color 2 appears to connect at the bottom of the unit.  Background squares should be on top of one another, and on the left as you sew.
    • Iron seam allowance towards the whole rectangle.
    • Trim unit to 6 1/2" x 12 1/2" rectangle.
    • Sew Lower Left Corner to Lower Right Corner so that color 4 appears to connect at the top of the unit.  Background squares should be on top of one another and on the left as you sew.
    • Iron seam allowance towards the whole rectangle.
    • Trim unit to 6 1/2" x 12 1/2" rectangle.
    • Sew rectangles together to make a square.  Make sure that the background squares are on top of one another and to the left as you sew.
    • Pop seam and iron seam allowances in a spiral.
    • Trim block to 12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
FQG - Return your finished block to Angie by August 26, 2014, or bring it to the meeting on that night to be eligible to win all of the blocks.  If you have not finished your block by that time, bring the kit to the meeting and no questions will be asked.

If you make this quilt, please send me a picture, or add it to the Tops to Treasures group on Flickr.  I would love to see it.