Wednesday, March 1, 2017

FEBRUARY MEETING RECAP

FEBRUARY Meeting Recap








We started off the meeting with Show and Share:
Maureen has been very busy with Tula Pink's 100 block challenge.  She plans on quilting each long section, one at a time.  When quilting is complete, she will join the three sections together.  A "quilt-as-you-go" project. Looking forward to seeing this quilt finished!











Here a few other Show and Shares:

Amy's Purl Soho quilt with Liberty fabrics.

Mario e-quilter blocks; paper and fabric versions





ROUND ROBIN MEDALLION REVEAL

  After several rounds of adding 10", 8", 6" then a final 4" borders the challenge Medallion quilts were revealed.  They are amazing!  The creativity and originality that went into the design of these borders was fantastic.  We have a very talented group of quilters!  If you would like to see what the original block looked like check out June 2016 blog by clicking here:  Medallion Blocks

















 MARIO AND Electric Quilt 7


Mario was kind enough to demonstrate Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7) quilt design software program. This program is used to design blocks, borders, sashings and quilts.  It contains lots of tools for you to become a successful designer.  The EQ7 contains libraries filled with fabrics that you can use to create blocks and quilts using currnt fabric to give you and idea of what the block will actually look like when sewn together. The possibilities are endless.  Check out the EQ7 website for more info: electricquilt.com and this blog: doyoueq.com



March Meeting:

Tutorial on the Interleave quilt by Lorraine.


For the mini quilt, you will need 4 pieces of fabric measuring 9.5" x 18 each, a fat quarter for backing and material for binding.

Prep Work @ Home:
Please place the Dark and Light Fabric pieces right sides together and sew a seam down both of 18" edges to form a tube (leave the short edges open). Do the same for the medium fabric pieces.



Supplies to bring: Fabric that you sewn, scissors, rotary cutter, cutting mat, 24" long ruler, fat quarter for the backing, marking pencil/pen, pins, small pieces of paper for numbering.
There will be a $ 5 fee for batting and grid fabric that Lorraine will supply


1 comment:

  1. These medallion quilts are amazing!!! Wonderful work everyone!

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