Blog Sampler

Friday, December 23, 2016

Comfort Quilt new colours


The new colours for the comfort quilt blocks for the next few months will be blacks and whites with coloured centres. The centres should be a solid or a tone on tone in a bright colour. This will involve a slight change in the cutting instructions for the blocks. 
Black-      cut 4 @ 3 1/2 inches
White-     cut 4  @ 3 1/2 inches
Brights-   cut 2 @ 3 1/2 inches
The rest of the instructions as posted in the side bar remain the same.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

December 2016 Meeting

It was an ugly Christmas themed evening for the December meeting. Members were encouraged to wear their ugly/funky/festive Christmas sweaters to the meeting. The best, or worst depending on your point of view, were voted on. These three were the winners. 

The theme continued into the crafts.





















 We had our annual parade of placements that were collected for the Meals on Wheels organization. We ended up with a total of 130 placemats.







































And then there was show and tell. Joan, Bonnie and Yvonne Made up a quilt for the Veteran’s Care Palliative Care Rooms on a retreat they went on a few weeks ago.


Susan showed her finished pillow from the workshop led by Lorna McMahon.


Lorna showed her absolutely insane houses wall hanging. Those houses are tiny!

Toni showed her game character quilt.
For more pictures from the meeting, go here.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Blog Sampler Virginia Reel

This week’s block is the Virginia Reel.


Cutting Instructions:

Light fabric:     Cut 1  @ 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches square. Cut this square twice on the diagonals
                         Cut 4  @ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches square. Cut these squares once on the diagonal.
Dark fabric:     Cut 1  @ 4 1/4  x 4 1/4 inches square. Cut this square twice on the diagonals.
                         Cut 4  @ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches squares. Cut these in half once on the diagonal.


Using the photos below as a guide, pair up a light 2 3/8 inch triangle with each of the dark 4 1/4 inch triangles, right sides together. Sew a 1/4 inch seam on the long seams. Do the same with the dark 2 3/8 inch triangles and the light 4 1/4 inch triangles. You’ll end up with 8 units looking like this. Press towards the 2 3/8 inch triangle.
Pair up the remaining light 2 3/8 inch triangles with the dark 4 1/4 inch unit, and the dark 2 3/8 inch triangles with the light 4 1/4 inch units. 
Sew along the long seam on each one. You’ll end up with 8 units looking like this. Press towards the 2 3/8 inch triangle. You’ll end up with two sets of four flying geese, with opposite placement of the colours. Arrange these geese units as shown below, and sew together into pairs.

Arrange those pairs as shown, and sew together.

Go here for the finishing instructions. The dark triangles are on the outside this time.




















Saturday, December 3, 2016

December 2016 Meeting information

This is going to be our Christmas meeting. There won’t be a speaker for this meeting. Instead there are some fun activities planed.

-Wear your fun/funky/ugly Christmas sweaters.
-Bring a basic hand sewing kit. There are some crafts planned.
-The vendor for the meeting is Shirley from the Marsh Store.

Here are a few reminders of other things to bring with you.
-a mug for coffee or tea
-placemats for Meals on Wheels
-notion of the month- personal hygiene items for My Sisters’ Place
-purple/cream Friendship Stars. This is the last month for purple/cream. The colour for January will be announced in a separate post.

See you Thursday.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Blog Sampler Anvil

This week’s block is the Anvil.


Cutting Instructions.

Light fabric:       cut  4 @ 2 x 2 inches square
                           cut  4 @ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches square
Medium fabric:  cut   1 @ 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches square
Dark fabric:        cut  4 @ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches square


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

Referring to the photo below, make 4 pairs of triangle squares, in two sets. Note the direction of the light and dark sides of the triangles in the two different sets.

Referring to the photo below, sew a set of the triangle squares to the top and bottom of the medium   3 1/2 inch square.

Take the other set of triangle squares and sew a 2 x 2 inch square on either end, as shown below.

Sew these to the sides of the 3 1/2 inch square.

Go here for the finishing instructions. The large triangles on the outside of this one are the lights.