Community Quilts – March 2019

We will be handing out fabrics for more wedge strips 24.5″ x 6.5″ x 11″ strip blocks at the next two meetings. The May meeting will be Spring Roundup and turning in of all outstanding blocks. June, July, and August will be used to complete those quilt tops.

Kathryn and I will be ending our time with Community Quilts in September to make room for someone else to have a turn. It is very rewarding to coordinate this.

Currently, we have 8 finished quilts, 2 waiting for quilting, and 3 waiting for binding. I will bring these to the March meeting.

  • submitted by Joanne A.

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Community Quilt Block Instructions – January 2019

Hi everyone! It’s a new year and Joanne and I have a new block to share with you. It’s a great stash buster and goes together really quickly.

These are just a few of the blocks made at the January Sew-In.

String piecing is super easy! All you need is an 11” foundation paper and 2 ½” white strip to go down the center. Then you just add fabric strips in one colour (ie all shades of green) to cover the paper.  The strips can be any width, they can be pieced together or they can be wonky.

Here is a link to a great tutorial that shows you step by step how to make these blocks.

http://stitchintherapy.blogspot.com/2012/10/doing-string-thing.html

When you are done just trim to 11” and return at the February meeting. You don’t even have to remove the paper.  Joanne and I will bring the blocks to the next Sew-In and assemble the quilt tops. Anyone is welcome to help us with this. We are hoping to have 70 blocks done so that we can put together two quilts approximately 50” x 70” each.

Thanks for making blocks. We can’t wait to show you the finished quilts.

Kathryn & Joanne