Saturday we shared some thoughts about Row Effects. Think of these as one sided medallions. You may not be sure where your project will end, and that's the artistry of it. Look at your fabric stash to for a color or two that are overflowing your cupboards and use those. Find a focus fabric to finally work with. Keep the blocks simple and focus on fabrics, or use smaller pieces to create design. Let yourself try a row of that block you've been meaning to get to, or explore beads, embroidery, or stitch drawing.
Here are just a few patterns to get you started:
Rachel Hauser's Cascade Quilt
Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine
Blake by Carolyn Friedlander
Simple Twist by Janice Ryan
Hot House Quilt by Anna Maria Horner (second row on left)
Garden Path by Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Mayan Mosaic by Suzy Quilts
Vicki's Socks by Kathleen Quilts
Explore Seminole Quilts on Pinterest!
Also remember to bring your exchange fabric month #2 in November. Please let Anna know if you signed up for this and no longer want to participate.
Kristen Perschon rolled out our Group Challenge for the next 6 months:
What Does Quilting Mean to You?
Make a quilt based on what quilting means to you. Follow your inspiration and be creative. It could be a technique, a person who inspires you, a favorite block, etc. This challenge is meant to show what inspires you. It does not have to be original, but if using a pattern, make it your own. Each quilt must be at least 24x24" or as large as you want to take it. Finished projects will be shown at our April 2018 meeting.
For the next 2 months we will be meeting without sewing, so just grab a chair! November we will review Our Favorite Things. Please bring a gift idea that you either love to make and give or have received, a favorite apron or bag pattern, or something online you've been meaning to try. Now's your chance! Share it with the group and we will compile a list of sources for gift ideas for everyone.
December we will be having a cookie exchange and small project swap. Bring your favorite cookie or bar and the recipe, plus an extra plate to take your new goodies home on, and share in the Christmas creative spirit to close out 2017 with us.
The project is a Thread Catcher by Laura at Kittens & Threads, with a small notion & treat of your choice, wrapped. You do not need to sign up for the swap, just bring your gift if you would like to participate.
It's been a great year, and we are so happy with our group's new space and the energy and friendship felt when sewing together. Thank you to all of you for bringing your soft, generous hearts and energy. For looking for new friends and wanting to learn more from each other.
We love you all!