Wednesday, November 28, 2012

And the winner is.....

Peggy Woodside
Congratulations to Peggy on winning last night!
Her winnings included:
 18 completed blocks,
 9 unfinished kits,
 uncut yardage of the blue leaf print,
 and a coupon for free quilting from Tops to Treasures
Of the kits cut and distributed there are only 3 missing.  I am impressed.  Well done Frisco Quilt Guild.  If you happen to come across one of these 3 lost blocks please send them on the way to Peggy.

Monday, November 26, 2012

CQF Month 6 - December 2012 - Friendship Circle

General Description of Block:  The focal point of this block is the Friendship Star that sits at it's center.  The star is surrounded by nine patch blocks that when set with other of Circle of Quilty Friends blocks create the illusion of large circles on the quilt.  This block also creates a fun ribbon like look when paired with others like it.  It follows a nine patch construction throughout.

FQG:  Your kit contains fabric for the lavender corners.  You need to add coordinating fabric to make the block.  Please position dark purple fabric in the 13 dark purple blocks and golden/orange blocks in the 12 golden blocks as shown in the picture above.  The background is white.  The star made from the HSTs can be any coordinating color as long as it shows up.

Cutting Directions:  (53 pieces, but some will be strip pieced to make it easier.)
  • Background
    • 2, 5 5/8" x 5 5/8" squares
    • 1, 2" x 8" rectangle
    • 4, 2" x 2" squares
  • Star points
    • 2, 5 5/8" x 5 5/8" squares
  • Gold
    • 2, 2" x 8" rectangles
    • 4, 2" x 2" squares
  • Dark Purple
    • 3, 2" x 8" rectangles
    • 1, 2" x 2" square
  • "Lavender" (FQG kit fabric)
    • 1, 2" x 8" rectangle
    • 1, 3 1/2" x 8" rectangle
Sewing Directions:

  • Edges
    • Gather 2 background and 2 Star Point big squares
    • Draw a line diagonally across the back of each background square.
    • Layer background square with star point square, right sides together
    • Sew 1/4" on either side of drawn line.
    • Iron
    • Cut on drawn line
    • Iron seam allowances toward the star point sides
    • Trim to 5" x 5" squares
    • You should now  have 4, 5" hst blocks

  • Corners
    • Gather all rectangle pieces
      • 1 background
      • 2 gold
      • 3 dark purple
      • 2 "lavender"
    • Sew three sets
      • dark purple, gold, background
      • skinny strip "lavender", dark purple, gold
      • fat strip "lavender", dark purple
    • Iron seam allowances toward the center in the set where dark purple is in the center.
    • Iron seam allowances toward the outside in the sets where dark purple is on the edge.
    • Cut each set into 4, 2" x 5" rectangles
    • Assemble pieces to make 4 identical squares as pictured above.
    • Trim to 5" x 5" squares

  • Center
    • Gather all  little squares
      • 4 background
      • 4 gold
      • 1 dark purple
    • Sew three sets
      • 2 - background, gold, background
      • 1- gold, dark purple, gold
    • Iron seam allowances towards the gold.
    • Assemble rectangles to make one square as pictured above.
    • Trim to 5" x 5" square

Assemble Block:
  • Use the picture above to position pieces
  • Iron seam allowances toward hsts.
Bring your block(s) to the December meeting (Tuesday, December 18) of the Frisco Quilt Guild to be eligible for the drawing.

The winner of the drawing will receive all of the blocks submitted, left over and unfinished kits, any yardage that remains from making the kits, and a coupon for free labor from Tops to Treasures.

The finished quilt will look something like this....

... see the ribbons?  

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bring on the purples!

Dear Frisco Quilt Guild members,

This is the fabric that will be featured in the kit next month.

It is from Ty Pennington's Impressions collection. 
I hope you like it as much as I do.
PS  As of today you have two weeks to finish your Pow Wow blocks.