Blog Sampler

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Blog Sampler Scrap Zig Zag

Barbara Brackman’s Block Base calls this one Scrap Zig Zag. This is block number 19 out of 35, so we’re over half way there.


Cutting Instructions:

Medium fabric:             cut 4 rectangles   @  2 x 3 1/2 inches
                                      cut 2 squares       @  2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches
Dark fabric:                   cut  4 squares      @ 2 x 2 inches
                                      cut 2 squares       @ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches


Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the medium 2 3/8 inch squares. Pair these up, right sides together with the 2 3/8 inch dark squares. Sew a 1/4 inch seam on either side of the drawn line. Cut these apart on the drawn line and press towards the dark fabric.


Pair these triangle squares with the 2 inch dark fabric squares, making sure that they are turned as shown in the photo below.

Pair these units with the 2 x 3 1/2 inch medium fabric rectangles, as shown in the photo below and sew together.

Go here for the finishing instructions, keeping in mind that the outer large triangles are dark fabrics.














Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Comfort quilts pattern and colours

It has taken me way too long to get this information out to you all. Here is the link to the instructions. Friendship Star Block. I’ll also post the link to the block instructions in the side bar swell as here, so that it can be found without having to come back to this post. The colour combinations for the blocks for the summer and into September will be:

1st Yellows and greys
                     






2nd Reds and aquas





You don’t need to do both of these combinations, unless you want to. When working these blocks, you’ll still be making pairs of blocks with the fabric placements reversed, same as stated in the instructions and as shown in these pictures. I hope you have a bit of fun with these colour combinations. If you are coming to the sew-in day on July 23rd, bring them with you. If not, bring them to the first meeting in September.
Thank you so much!



Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Message from the outreach Committee

Penny and  Edith have asked me to pass a message on to all of you. If you have any outreach quilts that you have completed, please bring them to the banquet, should you be attending. They will be bringing more quilt kits  to go out to be finished to the banquet, as well. After all, we want to make sure that we all put our time this summer to the best use possible....... sewing and quilting. (grin)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Blog Sampler Fireflies

Here’s this weeks block, called Fireflies.



Cutting Instructions:

Light Fabric 1:       cut 3 squares   @ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches. Cut 2 of these in half along a diagonal
Light Fabric 2:       cut 2 squares   @ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches
Medium Fabric 1:  cut 1 square     @ 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 inches. Cut this in half along the diagonal.
Medium Fabric 2:  cut  2 squares   @ 2 x 2 inches
                               cut 1 square     @ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches
Dark Fabric:           cut 2 squares   @ 2 x 2 inches
                               cut 2 squares   @ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches

Take the Light Fabric 1  2 3/8 inch square that was left uncut and draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the fabric. Pair this square with the medium 2 3/8 inch square right sides together. Sew a 1/4 inch seam on either side of the drawn line. Cut this apart on the drawn line and press towards the darker of the fabrics. Pair these triangle squares with the 2 3/8 inch squares that were cut in half on the diagonal. Arrange as shown below and sew together.

 Pair these winged units with the medium 3 7/8 inch triangles as shown below and sew them together.

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the remaining light 2 3/8 inch squares. Pair these up, right sides together with the dark 2 3/8 inch squares. Sew a 1/4 inch seam on either side of the drawn lines and then cut apart on the drawn lines. Press towards the dark.
Arra unge all your units together as shown, paying close attention to the way the units are oriented in the photo, and sew together.
The finishing instructions are here. This one has the light large triangles on the outside.
This block takes the sampler quilt to just over the halfway mark. Here’s what mine looks like at this point. I hope you are all enjoying this project and liking what you see so far. The blocks will continue to be published on the first and third Thursdays throughout the summer. By the time of the September meeting, should you keep up with this, you will have 24 out of the 35 blocks finished.















Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Banquet Reminder.

I received a request from Lorraine that I put up a reminder about our year end banquet and let you know that tickets are still available. It will be held Thursday, June 9th at Fanshawe College’s Oasis Cafe, beginning around 6pm. Dinner will be at 7pm. This year’s speakers are Judy Pearce and Louise Miller, members of the organizing committee for the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale and Quilt Auction. Judy and Louise will be showing photos of same of the amazing quilts from this year’s auction. To find out more about the auction, you can check out the link at https://nhmrs.com. Tickets are $40.00 and members are welcome to bring a guest. Tickets for the banquet can be purchased until June 1st by emailing. vlorrainej@aol.com Here’s a map of the Fanshawe College Campus. The Cafe is up in the top of the map, just to the left of centre, in the yellowish square marked SC.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Blog Sampler Mosaic #18

Here’s this week’s block. I have no idea why it is called Mosaic #18, but that’s what the Electric Quilt  Software calls it.


Cutting Instructions:

Lightest Fabric:     cut 2  @  2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches
Light Fabric:         cut 6  @  2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches
Medium Fabric:    cut 4   @  2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches
Dark Fabric:          cut 4   @  2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches


Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all the light squares. Pair up the 2 lightest fabric squares with two of the medium fabrics. Pair up the rest of the light fabric squares with the remaining medium and dark fabrics.
Place your pairs right sides together and sew a 1/4 inch on either side of the drawn lines on the light fabrics. Cut these apart on the drawn lines and press towards the dark fabrics. Arrange your triangle squares as shown in the photo below and sew together. Pay close attention as you arrange and sew them together. It’s easy to get one turned the wrong way.
 Go here for the finishing instructions. The large dark triangles are on the outside of this one.










Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May 14, 2016 Outreach Committee Sewing Day










A group of quilters met on May 14th to work on projects for the outreach committee. Lorna sent me some pictures of some of the people and projects. It looks like everyone had a fabulous time and got lots done.