Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rainbow Block

After learning about the color wheel today, Donna introduced the idea of making a rainbow block for charity. 
 Sample Block for Joy Circle January   do.Good Stitches
These instructions make 2 (two) 12 1/2” blocks. You can choose how many you'll make for our charity children's quilt.  Participation optional!!  But we'd love to see what you come up with!

Cut each square 3 1/2” square
2 red 
4 orange 
6 yellow 
8 green 
6 blue
4 purple
2 black 

Red is in the lower left corner and the black is in the upper right corner. Try to choose bright happy fabrics and a few prints sprinkled in since this is a child's quilt.

Sew together like the photo using a 1/4" seam.
Needs to measure 12 1/2"

temporary instructions for new method exchange block

March 8 Meeting - your projects part 2

There were so many projects in March! Here is group two - 

 Chris brought her pretty shaded quilt in green and purple.

Donna said everyone should have a very little pineapple - not a big  pineapple - just a little one - and this mini wall quilt is only about  15 inches square.

Kaylene made basket blocks from some very small scraps she received in the chinese auction exchange.

Rose made several self-binding baby blankets in adorable patterns and colors

and she brought her gorgeous quilt she made from blocks she received in the birthday block exchange last year. 

The back of Rose's quilt is almost as pretty and fun as the top and the quilting is fantastic!

 We always love to see the baby quilts - this one is from Stephani L.  Love the texture and softness of the minkee in this one and love the cute baby peeking from behind!

\This purse Tiffany made has us all curious since she used an old metal tape measure to make the snap-close top! Very cool!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Next Meeting ~ April 12, 2011

We've got some fun things 
planned for April's meeting. 

Can you say Rainbow?  
Come learn about the color wheel and get involved with making a rainbow block for charity.  

If you're participating, 
don't forget your exchange blocks!
See you Tuesday!