Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hive 2 July Bee Block

(Hive 2 only! If you're in hive 1, please follow Cynthia's instructions)

I'm going with a rainbow colored paper pieced Lone Star to celebrate the historic Supreme Court decision!  The pattern is a free download from Craftsy, and it can be found here.
As far as fabric selection goes, please pick one of these and post your choice on the Facebook page.  Kona solids are listed in parenthesis for reference, but please use prints for pieces 1, 4 & 5.  For the thin stripe (pieces 2 & 3) please use a solid to match, or as close to it as you have.

Red (Chinese Red, Rich Red)- Danielle
Red/Orange (Lipstick)- Cynthia
Orange (Orange, Kumquat)- Nicole
Yellow/Orange (Papaya, School Bus)
Yellow (Corn, Yellow Citrus)- Lauren
Green/Yellow (Chartreuse, Parrot)- Joanna Malachowsky
Green (Grasshopper, Fern)- Joanna Martinez
Teal (Breakers, Ultramarine)- Abby
Blue (Royal, Riviera)- Heather
Indigo (Indigo, Navy, Storm)- Andrea
Purple (Mulberry, Dk. Violet, Berry)
Pink (Pomegranate, Honeysuckle)- Helen
Full rainbow- Aimee

You can go super scrappy or just pick one or two prints for the star - whatever you are in the mood for at the moment.  For the background (pieces 6 & 7), please use one or more low volume prints.  I love text fabric!! 

Don't worry about removing your papers or squaring up your blocks once they are assembled.  

Hive 2 June Bee Block

(Hive 2 only! If you're in hive 1, please follow Barb's instructions)

Everyone in the hive should have received Andrea's emailed instructions. Please let her or Joanna know if you have any questions!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

May Minutes

Our May meeting was hosted by Red Rooster Quilts. The owner Karen and Estill did a wonder job of showing us how to use two different types of rulers to make curves by Sew Kinda Wonderful's and the other made by Creative Grids.

Information on The Quick Curve Ruler can be found HERE and can be bought at Red Rooster Quilts. We found out there were many different patterns that could made with this ruler so we were not just buying it to make one or two quilts.

Estill showed us a second ruler called The Curvy Savvy Ruler more info can be found on the Creative Grids website and can be bought at Red Rooster Quilts. He also showed up how to use The Cats Cradel Tool which is also made by Creative Grids.

Our last demo of the day was by one of our members, Elizabeth. Elizabeth had a hands on demo on English Paper Piecing. She bought everyone needles, thread, fabric, and a pattern so we could make 3 hexagons.  Once we learned how to make the hexagons we sewed them together and did a drawing. The win of the drawing was Danielle, look how pretty they are sewn together. If you would like to find out more information on EPP please visit Elizabeth's blog Quilt Without Borders.
**Don't forget** we have an EPP challenge for the month of July! Finish one EPP hexie flower and attach it to anything- a quilt block, a pouch, a pincushion- and be entered to win a prize!

We had our 1st UFO check in, and we had 6 members check in their finished UFO. The winner of this check in was Kathy Gordon. Great job on finishing you UFOs!

Other Business:
*Dana was wondering if any one would like to do a Quilt show, she was thinking at Whetstone Library. This would be a show outside similar to one that Kathy saw in Florida. Here is a link to Kathy's blog where she did a post about the quilt show.

*We will NOT be having a "regular" meeting in June. We will be having a sew-in. Lauren will be hosting it at her work. For all the information on the Sew In please see our club Facebook page event HERE! Or to Sign up for the Sew In please use this FORM so we know how many people will be coming!

Show & Tell/ UFO Check In Pictures

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Hive #1 June bee block

(Hive 1 only! If you're in hive 2, please follow Andrea's emailed instructions.)

  • Block Design: Pick any block you like, as long as the finished size is 12" or bigger. Anything goes- traditional, funky, or anything in between.
  • Fabric selection: Black and white prints. You can use black and white solids sparingly. For the prints, please do not include any with color. They should be white on white, white on black, black on white, etc. Grey can also be include as part of the print but no colors.