Saturday, 1 February 2014

January 2014 Meeting Highlights

There were 20 members and 2 guests at our January meeting.  The UFO day in January was attended by 14 members and the next UFO day will be on February 15th.   In March we are going to have a retreat on the 7th and 8th as well as another UFO day on March 22nd.

There are been an executive change to announce.   Sheri will be taking over the Vice Presidents position from Alex and Alex will now be in charge of Membership.

During the day members were able to put  get the binding on the Black and White Bento Box quilt as well as piece a Mahjongg quilt top.

The new comfort block is a Churn Dash block and was taught by Alex Beasse. 
*If you took a pattern and fabric home there is a revision to the pattern handed out and you can find the new directions by scrolling down to the next post.*

Show and Tell

Hope your have been inspired by the wonderful Show and Tell this month!
We hope all our snowbirds are enjoying some warm weather for us.
Happy Quilting Everyone!

Churn Dash Block - Instruction Revision

There is small fix you need to do for you Churn Dash blocks.  As I was making mine yesterday I realized the HST blocks finish at 4 1/4", not 4 1/2".  So here is the simple fix we came up with.
Here is how your pieces will looks following the instructions.  The center square and double rectangles are 4 1/2" square and the HST squares are 4 1/4".

All you need to do is trim the center square and the four double rectangle blocks to 4 1/4".   Then you can assemble the quilt block with no problems. 

When trimming the double rectangle block take 1/8" off each side so the center seam stays in the center.

 Then trim 1/4" off the end.

 Your pieces will now all be 4 1/4" square and sew together nicely.

The finally block will measure 11 3/4" square.