Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Meeting

January Meeting
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Zachary Library
6:00-8:00 pm

We will start working on the Scrappy Log Cabin

Bring the following:

Kwik Scrappy Log Cabin pattern by Two Kwik Quilters - Sherlyn at Artisan Fabrics has the pattern.

  (12) squares measuring 12” of 6-12 black or dark fabrics (blocks) 
  (12) squares measuring 12” of 6-12 white or light fabrics (blocks) 
  (24) squares measuring 3” for the centers of your Log Cabins – may want to fussy cut (blocks)
  1 1/4 yd black or dark solid (blocks)
  1 1/4 yd white or light solid (blocks)
  1/3  yd for first border
  1½ yd outer border – if using a directional fabric, you’ll need 3.5 yds
  3/4 yd binding
 You can use fat quarters or purchase 1/3 yd cuts for dark and light fabrics

  Reynolds Freezer Paper
  Rotary cutter, mat, and ruler
  Square up ruler – 9½” is nice, but can use a 12”
  Sewing machine and manual
  Basic sewing supplies
  Iron and mat

Our First Challenge

Our First Challenge:
Make Me A Mini!
A ModGal Mystery Quilt Swap

Want to play? It will be loads of fun… Mini is due April  19th, 2012

How do I join? Sign up for the Swap between Dec 1st and Jan 18th

This is what you need to do:

Place a beautiful Fat Quarter of fabric you absolutely love, in a brown paper bag.
Include a card with the following information:

Your name
A list of at least 5 things you love

Bring this bag to our January 18th meeting
*This is a secret swap, so no name on the outside of the bag!!!*

Follow these guidelines to create a Mini for your partner:

1.     Finished size: from 12”x12” to 16”x16” or any size in between
2.     Fabrics to use: you will use the Fat Quarter your partner placed in the brown bag and add as many fabrics as you wish to complete her Mini
3.     Embellishment: buttons, rickrack, beads, thick threads, etc.
4.     Techniques: patchwork, paper pieced, appliqué, etc.
5.     The finished Mini needs to be quilted and finished with binding
6.     Label your piece: attach to back of quilt; include your name, date, your swap partner’s name, etc.
7.     A card: tell about the process you used to create your piece

…and remember, this is a secret swap!