Saturday, February 7, 2015

Wonky Star Tutorial

At our last meeting, I passed out bundles of fabric for making a blue wonky star block for a charity quilt. This one will be quilted by Corni and sent along to Camp Erin, a children's bereavement camp.

Here's how you make a star! Any questions, get a hold of Lindsey. There's also plenty of 12.5 inch wonky star block tutorials out there, try an internet search .

The block bundle contains 8 background 4.5 inch squares, 1 center 4.5 inch square, and 8 triangles for the star points. 

The bundle pieces (left), and how they will all fit together in the final block (right).
To make the star points, use the 'flip and stitch' method. First lay the triangle over the corner of the square rights sides together like in this picture, and stitch a 1/4 inch seam. The angle you lay the triangle affects how 'wonky' the star point is. Try out some different angles!

Then trim away the background square that will be underneath the triangle once it's flipped over 

Now, press.

Repeat for the other star point. Lay the triangle on the background, right sides together, and stitch a 1/4 inch seam.  

Trim the background 

Press, and then trim this completed star point block to 4.5 inches.  

Make four of the star point blocks. Here you can all the block pieces all laid out. 

Sew the pieces together in rows, then sew the rows together for the completed block.  

Admire your completed block!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Meeting Reminder

Hey All, it's that time again!

It's the first Tuesday, so we're meeting at Quiltworks in Bend from 5pm to 8pm tonight.
We're meeting upstairs in the gallery, the classroom is in use today.
Our meetings are primarily a sewing and social time, so we hope you'll join us!

Bring along: 
hand sewing project
show and tell--bring a finished project or an in-progress one to share with us!

We'll do the business portion of our meeting at 6pm. On the agenda:
Discussion of challenges
future charity quilt
Show and tell

We hope to see you there!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Challenge Quilts Due Date

On Thursday, January 29th, we'll meet at Kayla's house to show off and photograph our finished 2015 challenge quilts. Please come and bring a desert to share if you want, and of course don't forget to bring your finished challenge quilt! It's one of my favorite meetings of the year, to see our challenge quilts together for the first time! 

If you're participating in the challenge but you can't make it, or you will come to the gathering and prefer to photograph your quilt yourself, then please email Kayla a picture of the finished quilt, as well as the quilt dimensions. She needs the picture on or before January 29th.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Tuesday Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting in Sisters this week! Here's what you missed:

Corni (left) and Kayla (right) were sewing away. 

Here's Kayla's work in progress from a Stitch and Flip class she took from Jacquie Gering at Quilter's Affair in Sisters last summer. 

Keith shared a couple of cool quilts he has quilted recently.
Erin's making a baby quilt for a friend. 

Corni picked these fabric scraps and made a beautiful baby quilt!

A few of us have been working away on our quilts for the Inspired by Gee's Bend challenge. It's due this next week! From the top left, Corni's, Lindsey's, and Kayla's. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Meeting Reminder

We have our Third Tuesday meeting at the Stitchin' Post in Sisters on Tuesday, Jan 20th, from 5pm to 8pm. 

We hope to see you there! Members and guests are always welcome at our meetings. Come for all or part of the time, but don't miss our show and tell a little after 6!

Bring: show and tell, yourself, something to munch on or drink if you want. Also bring your sewing project and machine, there's plenty of room and sewing time at our meeting! You can work on your challenge quilt, due later this month.

We'll do a short business thing at 6 and show and tell after. I also think it would be fun to have a discussion about our quilting resolutions for the year. Do you have any?


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year!

The first Tuesday is coming up, and we're meeting at Quiltworks in Bend at 5pm. Hope to see you there!

Hope to see you all from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesday January 6th. We'll do business starting at 6, and there will be plenty of time for sewing the rest of the time. 

What to bring: show and tell, a hand sewing project, your dues ($25) for 2015.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Meeting Recap

Wow, we really had some amazing show and tell at our last meeting!

Some dates to remember: 
the end of January (the 30th) is the day your challenge quilt needs to be finished to be considered for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Finished means having the quilting and binding finished for photographs that will be submitted to the show on the 31st. 

Our next meeting will be at Dogwood Cocktail Cabin on the third Tuesday, December 16th, at 5pm. Come along for some holiday festivities! 

Kayla brought along the quilt top for our COMQG QuiltCon charity quilt. After this was taken, I sewed on the borders, and it was sent along to Corni for quilting! We shouldn't have any trouble getting it in the mail in time for it to arrive in Austin by the deadline. 

Hillary showed off her finished space invaders quilt. Her 'lightning-bolt-echo' quilting looks amazing!

Susan showed off her finished Starfall quilt. A bunch of us in the guild made this quilt, it has been so fun to see them all!

Another charity project! Susan distributed these block kits to members this fall, and has pieced together the top. Isn't it amazing!

Kristin brought along one of her QuiltCon show submissions and we were all blown away. It's gorgeous!

Sarah is working on her challenge quilt back, and it's all these gorgeous silk scarves. Can't wait to see what she comes up with!

Kayla made this t-shirt quilt for a cousin, and look at that awesome back!
Kayla's bed quilt, obviously totally amazing!