Many of our members were unfamiliar with fusible grid, which can make using small squares so much faster and more manageable than individual piecing. This mini table runner President Bill showed us was SEW easy! First we cut out the pieces according to the pattern, then pressed them on to the fusible side of the grid. Most of us got that part done at the meeting. At home, we will sew the lines on the back side and add a backing, batting and binding to finish the project. Thanks for the class, Bill!
Here are the Bill’s samples and some of the other members in the process of laying out and pressing the pieces.
I understand Deborah has already finished her table runner, has mailed it to a friend, and is now making another one! That’s a good indication that it is a fun project!
Sew and Tell
Our luminous Cuddle Care Committee created this original beauty (which they named Empyrean) for the Two Color Quilt Challenge at Quilters’ Day Out, and won first place in the bed-sized quilt category! Congratulations! The quilt is just as luminous as the committee!
Becky quilted this beauty from fabrics in her stash. I wish I had such vibrant fabrics in my stash!
Sylvia made this pink “Card Trick” quilt for her sister-in-law who just had cancer surgery to be followed by more treatments. The backing will have the breast cancer ribbon fabric. Praying it will bring some smiles during a tough time.
Susan used the technique Kim taught in her “One Fish, Two Fish” class recently, but instead of strip pieces for the fish and tail, she used triangular pieces of colorful fabric. Very cute!
Polly is super excited to be a grandmother, and made this cute quilt for Alexander. She found an easy way to make an on-point quilt at the Missouri Quilt website. I haven’t learned yet how to imbed a website, but you can find the easy on-point directions by googling “make a charm quilt on point with jenny”. I watched the video and it’s so much simpler than one would think!
JoAnn used up lots of scraps with this “Courthouse Steps” quilt. Some folks consider “Courthouse Steps” to be a variation of the traditional “Log Cabin” quilt block. The difference? Instead of sewing strips around the block’s center in a circular motion, two patches are added to opposite sides of a center square first, and then two patches are sewn to the remaining sides of the center. The quilt block grows in size as the side to side motion continues, just as the “Log Cabin” grows in size with the circular motion.
A little baby will be wrapped in sweetness with this quilt Bill made for an expected delivery. The little appliquéd bears are fast asleep under a charm quilt. Hope the magic works with the little one.
We love making quilts for the babies at Norton’s Children’s Hospital. In addition to the quilts we make in meetings, many members make quilts at home for our charity work.
One of the features of the Log Cabin is the versatility of the squares. At the next meeting, Susan will teach the class “Designing My Log Cabin”. For more information, see the first quarter 2019 newsletter.