Wednesday, October 26, 2011
13 kits for this blockare still available to members of the Frisco Quilt Guild.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday our November meeting has been moved to November 15. That is one week earlier than our usual schedual. Don't wait to the last minute.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Tonight's guild meeting will be devoted to the garage sale.
we will still be doing our block of the month game.
Bring your completed blocks!
Find me near the door when you arrive.
Drop off your block (or unfinished kit) and pick up the kit for next month.
I will not be displaying the blocks at the meeting, but I will draw a name and deliver them to their new owner.
See you there!
Monday, October 24, 2011
- From dark (Red)- cut 1, 5 1/4 inch square. Sub-cut this square diagonally into 4 small triangles.
- From light (yellow) - cut 1, 5 1/4 inch square. Sub-cut this square diagonally into 4 small triangles.
Now we’re going to do something different - look at your background and contrasting fabrics. Pick the lightest one. Call it Amos. Pick the darkest one. Call it Bella. (I always wanted to do that. A & B are so boring.) FQG - pick fabrics that coordinate with the fabrics in your kit. DO NOT match the fabrics. If you have to use a fabric that is similar in hue make it Bella. Think Fall jewel tones. I think it would be fine to add plum and navy, just make sure that the other fabric is much lighter.
- cut 8, 4 ½ x 2 ½ inch rectangles for middle edge blocks
- cut 4, 2 ½ inch squares for center block
- cut 2, 5 1/4 inch squares; sub cut them on the diagonal into 4 large triangles for corner blocks.
- cut 1, 4 ½ inch square for center block
- cut 16, 2 ½ inch squares for middle edge blocks.
- Sew one dark and one light small triangle together to make one large triangle.
- Being careful not to warp the triangles, iron seams open. Be careful to sew each set in the same order. The finished large triangles should be identical.
- Using the right angle to align the pieces, sew each two colored triangle to a large Amos (lightest color) triangle. Trim the excess seam allowance (this should be Amos fabric).
- Being careful not to warp the triangles, iron seams toward Amos. The finished squares should be identical.
- Trim square to 4 ½ inches.
- Make 4
- Do this a to each corner of the light square.
- row 1& 3 - corner square with light & dark side on the outside edge; middle edge block with geese pointing up; corner square with light & dark side on the outside edge.
- row 2 - middle edge block with geese pointing to the left; background square; middle edge block with geese pointing to the right.
- Assemble rows so that same fabrics are touching to make one 12 ½ inch block (actual size, including future seam allowances.)