Monday, October 23, 2017

October Meeting Recap

Charity Quilting


Thank you Long Island MQG members!  I received an abundance of blocks on such short notice! I received enough blocks to make a quilt for the first responders and victims of the Las Vegas Tragedy.
I will keep you updated as the blocks come together!

Medallion Quilt 2016-17

Several medallion quilts that were pieced as round robins are coming together into beautiful, finished quilts.  The first one to be completely quilted was pieced together by several members, one border at a time.  Carol was kind enough to take it and sew the binding on.  

Show and Share

Several members have been busy piecing and quilting. Check out some of the blocks and quilts that were created:
Colleen: Super Sewer

Janet: Lunch Time Piecing

Janet: Lunch Time EnglishPaper Piecing

check out the beautiful piecing!

Kim:  RJR Fabric Challenge

Nancy: Sugar Skull Quilt...Front


Nancy: Front

Nancy: Fabric: Alison Glass's Diving Board

Member mini workshop: 

Clamshell Quilt & Curved Pieccing

Susan was our first member to demonstrate a skill to the LIMQG members...
Susan brought in her clamshell quilt last year and everyone admired it!  So she deicide to demonstrate how she put it together.
She cut out the clam shells with her AccuQuilt 8" clamshell die. She was able to print out the remainder of the templates from designer Latifah Saafir on
Piecing curves is daunting, but Susan lead us through her technique and made it seam doable!

Thanks so much for sharing your quilt and sewing techniques!

Matching up clamshells prior to piecing.

Curved piecing with just a few pins. 

Flanged Binding Mini Workshop

Colleen demonstrated how she creates flanged binding on her quilts.

This technique uses two narrow complimentary fabric strips to make the binding strip. The main fabric is 1.5" wide, flange fabric is 1.75.  Sew them together with a 1/4" seam to form one binding strip.  Then press with wrong sides together along the length, matching raw edges.
Sew the binding on to the back of your quilt (using a 1/4" seam) with the flange fabric facing up.
When finished sewing the binding to the back of the quilt, press binding towards the front of the quilt. The flange fabric will be slightly visible on the front. Stitch in the ditch between the flange and the main fabric.
Thanks so much for sharing your flanged binding technique

Flange fabric (grey) & Main fabric (stripe)
Flange slightly visible.

Next Meeting:  November 15

November Meeting Highlights

Guest Speaker & Trunk Show Deborah Fisher of:    

      Fish Museum & Circus

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