Thursday, December 21, 2017

February 2018 Block Lotto

What you need -
Step One
Choose 3 Modern Fabrics:
Navy Blue or dark blue  (print should not read as a medium or light)
Low Volume
One other color of your choice

Step Two
For one block you need:
4 - 4.5" x 4.5" print A
1 - 4.5" x 4.5" print B
12 - 2.5" x 2.5" print B
4 - 4.5" x 4.5" print C

Step Three
 Pin eight of the 2.5" squares as shown.
 Draw diagonals as shown and then sew on that line.
 Press toward the corner.

Step Four

Since I chose white for the   +  part of this block, I need to take the four remaining
2.5" squares and also pin them to the white squares  as shown.
Draw diagonals, sew, press.

Step Five

Arrange all the units and the one remaining 4.5" print square as shown.
Sew into rows.  
Sew the rows together nesting the seams as you would in a nine patch.

Four Finished Blocks showing possible placement of print colors:

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Quilts for Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital

A big thank you to everyone who worked on these beautiful quilts for Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital - and special thanks to Chris E. for organizing this great project. Well done everyone!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Pin Cushion Swap

Are you planning to participate in the Pin Cushion Swap at our December meeting?
I know I am! 

Your pin cushion can be sewn, knitted, crocheted, whatever!

Wrap it so it is anonymous.
Members will have a surprise when they open the package!

Need Inspiration?

Check out Pinterest:

or Google:

These chicken pincushions were very popular a few years back:

Ideas for what to stuff your cushions with:

Have fun with it! Can't wait to see what everyone makes!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

November 2017 Meeting

The Fun Continues!

We had lots of amazing quilts to see, and several new members/guests. On a more serious note, we found out that we need to find a new place to meet! 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

November BOM

Hashtag Block 

1. Start with two 8" squares:  One fabric should be a black-on-white print.
                                               The other a bright solid.

2.  Cut both squares into 2" strips:

3.  Sew 3 b/w strips and 2 solid strips together as in this image:

4.  Cut your new block into 3 sections.  Your cutting measurement is the same as
      the the width of your original strips, 2".

5.  Add the 2 remaining solid strips to the center section and press:

6.  Then pin the 2 remaining block strips to the new center, matching and pinning seams as    
      in this image:

7.  Sew  together and press:

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 2017 Meeting

Welcome Back!

We had a wonderful first meeting of the Guild year. We got down to "business", discussing budget and bylaws. We also discussed programming and charity priorities for the coming year. It's going to be a fun one! Marie, our new President, got things rolling.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Instead of Block Lotto


Make one or two or more blocks for Las Vegas MQG:

Visit their blog for specifics: 

Visit Cluck Cluck Sew Tutorial for Directions to Make the blocks:

Bring your blocks to the November 4th meeting!