Welcome back Quilting Friends. I hope you all had a wonderful summer.
Thank you all for bringing and showing your Row by Rows. Congrats to Trish for winning the Quilt Bat!
Fat Quarter Raffle
Each month program will host a raffle for fat quarters. See the monthly themes below.
September - Fall Leaves
October - Orange
November - Christmas Tree
January - Snow Flakes
February - Hearts
March - Green
May - Flowers/floral
Select fabrics that have good contrast with each other. Solid-looking fabrics or ones with small prints are ideal.
Dark fabric - 4 yards
Medium fabric - 1½ yards
Light background fabric - 2 yards
Wash and iron all fabric prior to cutting.
I have seen pictures of this done highlighting different aspects of the pattern. Note: you can switch your Dark and Medium fabric quantities if you wish. Prints, batiks whatever your heart desires.
Examples of fabric used: Let your imagination fly!
Dark - Burgundy or Wine
Medium - a print with the burgundy and wine on a dark cream background
Light - very light cream
Dark - Red print
Medium - green
Light - cream
This pattern is an excellent opportunity to use Thangles for your half-square triangles (HST). The HST will be 2.5" x 2.5" finished.
Moda Palette Builder. This is a website where you upload a photo and then the specific colors are selected and you can then find Moda fabrics that coordinate with the photo, as well as Aurifil Threads and Hex Values.
Examples of Nine Patch Patterns:
Disappearing Nine-Patch Quilt Pattern. This is a pattern for a 57x71" finished Nine patch which has been rearranged.
Disappearing Nine patch with sashing
Nine Patches & Nine Ways: Nine Patch Quilt Inspiration
Disappearing Nine Patch Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
Delaware Quilts explaining strip piecing and how to determine size need for blocks
Challenge: Make a Nine Patch Block 12x12" finished. Make it scrappy, strip piece it. Make it a disappearing. Cannot wait to see them in November.
I was on line recently and came across a description of modern quilt blocks @ Craftsy.com
Any traditional block can modernize using the principles of modern quilting: bold color, negative space, use of quilting. Many blocks lend themselves to the modern movement: geometric shapes, stars, paper piecing.
There are also examples of log cabin and string blocks. This month I thought we would explore the use of stars.
We can use traditional star patterns and make them modern with use of color or by construction using off-set points.
Fractured Lone Star
Modern Ohio Star
Solstice Stars: A Series of Quilt Block
Seeing Stars by Tricia Cribbs
Star Quilt Patterns
There will be a demo on Thangles.
Note: Nine Patch from October will be drawn in November.. Challenge: Make a Nine Patch Block 12x12" finished. Make it scrappy, strip piece it. Make it a disappearing. Cannot wait to see them in November.
I have created boards on my Pinterest with examples of what we discuss each month.
MYSTERY QUILT see October Nine Patch for this month's instructions.
Use your three Initials. One is the colour, one is the pattern/block, the third is the quilting motif.
Example Betty Ann Smith
Pattern/Block: Aunt Sukey's Choice
Quilting Motif: Stipple.
Due in February. This can be whatever size you wish, Min 12X12" finished. There will be prizes!
Fat Quarter Draw is Christmas Tree.