Challenge: Fifty shades of Play: The Ombré Quilt Challenge Challenger: Nupur Kittur Due Date: December 2017 Potluck Meeting
Ombré (pronounced omb-ray) is a French word meaning “shaded”. It means having tones of color that blend into each other, graduating from light to dark. Think of the color gradations on paint chips, for instance. Ombré is a trendy and popular design element in everything from clothing to nail polish to hair color, and of course, quilts.
The first part of your challenge is to play with color values and create a quilt with ombré design elements. It could be monochromatic, showing shades of a single color. It could be a two tone quilt with one color blending into another or a rainbow quilt involving a whole spectrum of colors- we just want to see gradations in color, no matter how you choose to do it.
The second part of the challenge is to dive into your scrap basket and include them in this quilt. Your challenge quilt should have at least 50% fabric scraps, defined as smaller pieces of fabric left over from other projects. We are working on the honor system here. Feel free to swap fabric scraps with your friends!
There are no size restrictions. This challenge is due at the December 2017 meeting.
Workshop Title: Collage Applique
Taught by: Shannon Brinkley
Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Guild Member Cost: $25 (Plus Pattern / or download)
Non-Guild Member Cost: $35 (Plus Pattern / or download)
Where: Green Acres Baptist Church
Contact: Sheila Shepherd
Visit Shannon’s site to decide which pattern you would like to use. Either download the pdf file or buy the pattern at the workshop. There are many animals, city skylines and many more from which to choose.
Shannon Brinkley is a quilt fabric designer, author, and national speaker and teacher based in Austin, Tx. A couple of days after our workshop, she will be teaching a two day workshop on the same technique at the National Quilt Museum in Padukah for $330. Our workshop is a steal at $25. Contact Sheila Shepherd to sign up or sign up and pay at our July meeting.
Workshop Title: Deconstructed Wedding Rings
Taught by: Karen Stockwell
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Cost: $25 ( Plus Pattern: $10)
Where: Green Acres Baptist Church
Contact: Sheila Shepherd
Workshop with Karen Stockwell on April 12,2017 at Green Acres Baptist church at 10:00 am. The cost is $25 and needs to be paid by the April meeting. You will also need to buy a pattern for $10. Karen will bring those with her. The description of the class is as follows:
Deconstructed Wedding Rings
A Double Wedding Ring is surprisingly versatile.
What happens if you make the rings different sizes, and don’t join them?
How about adding some other elements?
Let’s play with modernizing an old favorite. Have fun and see what happens!
And with a white or solid background, it can easily be a modern quilt.
36″ x 39″
Pattern required for class. $10. Contains full sized templates and directions for 3 different finishing techniques.
The Charity Bee would love your help AGAIN on another raffle quilt. This time it is for one of our Charities that would like to use it to raise funds. They would like to receive the finished quilt in the Spring of 2017 and raffle it during the fall of 2017. The only special request is that we use fall colors, and you know what those are. We would rather you use shades of beige and cream for your lightest color that would otherwise be white, but light colors of other fall colors would be great. Here’s what we need:
Half Square Triangles: Use two blocks that are 5” x 5”. Use one dark or medium block and one lighter block. Stack the two blocks face to face and draw a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner. (See A)
Stitch two stitching lines-(one on each side) 1/4” away from your marked line. (See B)
Cut the blocks in half along the drawn line giving you two half square blocks. Open and press the seam toward the darker fabric. (See C)
The second block that we need is a Four Patch Block.
Use 4 blocks that are 4” x 4”. Mix dark, medium and or light colored fabrics. Arrange the blocks the way you want the finished block to look. (See 1)
Stack the right and left blocks on top of each other with right sides facing. (See 2)
Stitch along one edge (left side, for instance) of both stacks 1/4” from the edge of each stack. (See 3)
Stack the 2 sets of stitched blocks on top of each other with right sides facing. (See 4)
Check to make sure that the seams of the two sets of blocks meet in the middle so that you do not see a “jog” in the seam that will be sewn,. Pin the blocks together and stitch 1/4” from the edge along both blocks. (See 5)
Open your stitched block and press the seams and push the seams in the center which will loosen those middle stitches allowing them to come out and open up and lie flat when’d pressed. (See 6)
Press (Pick up the iron and place it on the block. Do not move it around; that will stretch the fabric) the block. Turn the block over and press the front side. (See 7)
You do NOT need to trim any of the blocks that you make. We’ll trim them to the sizes we need. We will be happy to accept as many of the two types of blocks described above as you have time or energy to complete. We will take them anytime you can get them to any of the Charity Group and you can certainly bring them to the February Guild meeting on February 14. We will take them after that date if you can’t get them done by then. We know you’ll probably be busy making items for the boutique for the Quilt Show!!!
Challenge: Spots in my Log Cabin
Challenger: Cleo Ward
Due Date: June 2017 Potluck Meeting
My challenge to you is to take a traditional log cabin block and alter or adapt it in a new way. Log Cabin includes a whole family of strip pieced blocks, including Barn Raising, Streak of Lightning, Courthouse Steps, Whitehouse Steps, and literally hundreds of others. You may change the structure, play with value, omit a part, add something, or whatever you choose. You must be able to explain how your work relates to the traditional block.
The second part of the challenge is to use some polka dot fabric in your piece. It needs to be more than just a tiny obscure square or strip; it should be a contributing fabric to the overall design.
Your challenge piece may consist of one, several or many blocks. There are no size restrictions.
This will be due at the June potluck guild meeting. Enjoy!
Fabric Swap / Quilt Class (Class taught by Terri Jarrett)
On Saturday August 6th
Here’s the scoop:
Gather at 9:30 am and the swapping will start at 10:00 am. Bring your lunch. Plan to stay til about 3:30-4:00.
Bring 24 9″squares of light fabrics and 24 9″ squares of dark fabrics.
Florals are the preferred fabric for this swap. Batiks will also work. Try to stay away from solids and solid-like fabrics.
The 24 squares can be cut from the same fabric (because you will be swapping them) OR cut from different fabrics. If you wish to cut from all one piece of fabric, you will need 1 1/2 yards of each- light and dark – to cut 24 squares.
Bring sewing machine and notions. Neutral thread.
Bring 9 1/2″ or 12 1/2″ square ruler and rotary cutter, and mat.
Also bring a long ruler. Any width but length needs to be at least 14″ .
Note: The above 48 squares will yield 24 finished blocks of approx. 8”.
Set in a 6 X 4 layout, this will be approx 48” X 32”. But remember – this is just a start. Just a learn the technique and swap some fabrics with your buddies fun little day. You can do all sorts of things with 24 blocks and/or it can be the start of something bigger!