Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Modern fat eighths

Here is a link to a tutorial for cutting modern fat eighths (11x18). It is an original, first published by Emerald Coast Modern Quilt Guild.

Image result for cutting fabric for fat eighths

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Guild Challenge

As announced at the July meeting, we've decided to make our guild challenge for this year the same as the American Patchwork and Quilting Challenge for QuiltCon. This will be a great way to dip your toe in the water of show quilting if you've never done it before, but there is absolutely no pressure to submit to QuiltCon.

The challenge is simply to create a quilt using two, and only two colors. That's pretty much it. There are no restrictions on technique. Just keep in mind that for this challenge, each shade counts as a single color. Navy and periwinkle are two different colors. (Yes, we're ignoring the basics of color theory here, but I din't write the rules.) Tone on tone prints are fine, but each tone counts as a color and all fabrics used must match one of those two colors exactly. Also note that quilting thread must be one of the two colors (invisible thread is fine too, though). Here's a link to the general description (it's the first challenge listed, not the Michael Miller fabric challenge). Here's an article with a more thorough explanation from APQS.

There are no size requirements for this challenge. Finished quilts may be any size. A two inch square is fine as long as it's three layers quilted together and bound or faced. It can also be as large as you want.

Quilts are due at the November meeting. Bring it in a non see through bag, and cover the label (painter's tape works great). Voting will be anonymous.

There's no need for a hanging sleeve.

Also, there's been a little bit of confusion among members who are also in the Pensacola Quilter's Guild. This is NOT in any way related to the blue and white theme for the 2020 quilt show. That's just a weird coincidence.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June Meeting

Our June meeting is this Saturday, the 23rd at 10:00 at A&E. 
Be sure to bring your Dresden blocks for the block party and Becky will be going over our next block. Our illustrious president, Suzie, will be giving an overview of modern fabrics. We'll also talk a little bit about foundation paper piecing, and especially ways that it can help with tiny piecing for our charity quilt. (We'll also have a few fat eighth bundles of charity quilt fabric available for purchase for $6 if you prefer to work at home.)
Last but not least, we'll be presenting a Quilt of Valor.
Hope to see you all there!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Tiny Paper Piecing for QuiltCon 2019

Official QuiltCon 2019 Palette

Here are a few templates to get you started with some tiny paper piecing. For our QuiltCon charity quilt project, the blocks will be 3 1/2" square. Your blocks can be any pattern, as long as they use the fabrics we have chosen in the colors required by the National MQG.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Here’s the pattern for our Birthday Block Lottery.

Use a solid color for your background (fabrics that read as solid, like Moda Grunge are also OK). There aren’t really any points to match, so just press all seams to the dark side.

Fabric A
(1) 3x6 rectangle
Fabric B
(2) 1.25 squares
(1) 2.5x3 rectangles
(2) 2.5x8  rectangles
Fabric C
(2) 1.25 squares
(1) 2.5x 7
(2) 2.5x10
Background Fabric
(2) 2.25 squares
(2) 2.5x10 rectangles
(1) 2.5x15 rectangle

1. Pin the 1¼ in squares in fabric B to the corner of the 3x6 rectangle (fabric A) right sides together as shown and sew diagonally across each square. Trim away excess to ¼ inch.

2. Sew the 2.5x3 rectangle in fabric B right sides together across the top.
3. Sew the 2.5x8 rectangles in fabric B to each side.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 (snowballed corners, top, side) with fabric C .

5. Pin 2.25 in. squares in background color to top corners as shown and sew diagonally across each square. Trim excess to ¼ inch.
5. Sew 2.5x10 in. rectangles in background color to each side as shown in diagram.
6. Sew 2.5x15 in. rectangle across top.

Final block should measure about 15x12 (but we’re not picky).

Bring your completed block (or blocks) to the May meeting.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Our first meeting of the new year will be Saturday January 27th at 10:00 AM. Hope to see you all there!

Below is a list of key dates for 2018. Unless otherwise noted, monthly meetings are 10:00 Am to noon at A&E Fabric and Crafts, 923 N. New Warrington Rd., Pensacola, FL 32506. Sew Bee It is held from 5:00 until 8:30(ish) PM in the classroom at Joann Fabrics, 6601 N. Davis Highway #25, Pensacola, FL 32504.

General Meeting:
January 27th
Feb. 24th
March 24th
April 28th - Off Site (more information coming soon)
May  19th
June 23rd
July 28
August 25th
Sept 22nd
Oct 27th
Nov 17
Dec. 15th

Sew Bee It:
Feb. 12th
March 12th
April 9th
May 14th
June 11th
July 9th
August 13th
Sept 10th
Oct 8th (Columbus Day)
Nov. 12th
Dec. 10th