Saturday, 31 May 2014

Friday, 30 May 2014

Now for some Show and Tell Part 1

These delightful finishes were on show at the May Guild meeting.




Thursday, 29 May 2014

Marg's Mystery Quilt BOM Row 4


  Row 4 Basket Weave

  Cutting
  Cut from the Background Fabric    18 rectangles 3 ½” x 1 ½”
  Cut from Fabric A    36 rectangles 3 ½” x 1 1/2”
  Cut from Fabric B    18 rectangles 3 ½” x 1 1/2”
  Cut from Fabric C    36 rectangles 3 ½” x 1 1/2”
  OR
  Cut each fabric into 1 ½” strips
  Block
  Sew rectangles together into 2 sets of units. 18 units made with rectangles of
   Fabric   B, Fabric  A and  Fabric  B together in that order.
  And 18 units made with rectangles of
   Fabric C, Background  Fabric  and Fabric C together in that order.
  Pressing seams as you go.
  To make a block sew 4 units, 2 of each type, together as shown above
  Make 9 blocks 
  Trim each block to 6 ½” square
  Sew the row together
  OR
  Sew together strips of Fabric B, Fabric A and Fabric B in that order
  Then sew together strips of Fabric C, Background Fabric and Fabric C
  Pressing seams as you go.

  Cross cut the sewn strips by 3 1/2” to make units
  To make a block sew 4 units, 2 of each type, together as shown above
  Make 9 blocks 
  Trim each block to 6 ½” square

  Sew the row together.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Marg's Mystery BOM Part 3

MYSTERY BLOCK OF THE MONTH
Row 3 Nine Patch
A
B
Cutting
Cut from the Background Fabric    31 squares 2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut from Fabric A    20 squares 2  1/2” x 2 1/2”
Cut from Fabric B    12 squares 2 1/2” x 2  1/2”
Block
Sew the squares  into blocks as shown above, 4 A blocks and 3 B blocks.
Pressing seams as you go.
Trim each block to 6 ½” square.

Sew the row together alternating the blocks.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Marg's Mystery Quilt BOM Part 2

MYSTERY BLOCK OF THE MONTH
Row 2   Broken Dishes
A
B

Cutting
Cut from the Background Fabric     14 squares 3 7/8 “ x  3 7/8”
Cut from Fabric  A      8 squares 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Cut from Fabric  B      6 squares  3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Block
On each background square draw a line on the wrong side from corner to corner.
This will be the cutting line.
Take one background square and one Fabric  A square. Place them right sides together
Sew a ¼” seam each side of the cutting line.

Repeat with all the Fabric A squares then with all the Fabric B squares
You should now have 14 sewn squares.
Cut through each square on the cutting line, open out and press each new square.
You should now have 28 half square triangle squares.
Sew them into blocks as shown above, 4 A blocks and 3 B blocks.
Trim each block to 6 ½” square.

Sew the row together alternating the blocks.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Marg's Mystery Quilt BOM Part 1

MYSTERY BLOCK OF THE MONTH
ROW BY ROW QUILT
Over the next 6 months I will give you 1 or 2 block patterns each month.
You need to make 7 blocks and join them together to make a row.
There will be a total of 9 rows altogether.
Fabric Requirements for the Blocks
                 Light Background Fabric   1.50 m
Dark Fabric   1m
Medium fabric A   1m
Medium fabric B   50cm
This is a general guide line as you may want to use several different lights, darks and mediums or give the quilt a scrappy look.
I do recommend a high contrast between your light and dark fabrics.
ROUND ROBIN option
Get together with some friends and make the quilt as a Round Robin.
Make the first row then place it and your fabric in a cloth bag.
Put together a schedule for the group of when to swap bags with whom.
For happy group dynamics, remember to be on time and accurate.



The first block is a Double Four Patch on Point

A
B
For this row you need 4 block A’s and 3 block B’s
Cut from the background fabric 14 patches 3   7/8” x 3   7/8” then cut corner to corner for 28 triangle patches
Again from the background fabric cut 28 x 1  9/16” squares         
 Cut from the dark fabric 16 x 1  9/16” squares and 6 x 2  5/8”
And from one of the medium fabrics cut 12 x 1  9/16” squares and
8 x 2  5/8” squares
First sew together the small 4 patch units first, next sew together the bigger 4 patch units and finally sew triangles on opposite sides of the unit then on the other two sides.
Trim each block to 6 ½” square then sew them together
 Alternating between block A and block B


Good Luck and I will have another block for you next month.