Saturday, September 17, 2011

September Meeting In Review

September's meeting was mainly on strips. We gave you a lot of great ideas and information, now here's where we write it all down in digestible parts!

We LOVED seeing your quilts! What fun it is to see how different everyone made their Stacked Coins quilt. You can check out our flickr group to see a review of all of those.  Click here, or the flickr link on the left hand side of the main page of our blog.

Foreign Currency by Cherry House Quilts, is made up of all solids. The store still has some kits + patterns, or just patterns, if you're interested. We also have some Easy Dresden Rulers left, $7.50 each. Remember to look for color palettes you like in story books, home dec magazines, clothing, basically everywhere in the world around you. If you notice a certain color palette is pleasing to your eye, then that's the one for you!

The Jelly Roll 1600 samples have more kits as well. This is a fun way to use 40, 2.5" strips. Check out the link to see a quilt group race, or to get instructions.



Kristin's quilt along blocks this month is string X's and prairie points. Remember, prairie points take 4 background squares, and 4 equal sized prints folded as triangles and laid out like a pinwheel. Have fun using scraps for these blocks.

JoyLyn showed a modern "NORTH STAR" using Quiltsmart,



As well as a Wonky Log Cabin Block Tutorial,       #2 Tutorial,
(just search Wonky Log Cabin blocks and you will find tons of tutorials.)



The Utah Quilt Guild Quilt Festival is Sept 20-24th.

And finally, here is another strip quilt as you go idea. Some great ideas were shared today on top stitching with your regular sewing machine. Next month we'll go over making the quilt sandwich, as well as a binding demo. In the meantime, here is a great place to go online for a binding demo. She finishes with machine, we will show how we hand stitch in October's meeting.

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