Lap Quilt group for the 4th Thursday met today to learn how to bind the edge of a quilt. We also mapped out some plans for the year 2020.
Since many were going to miss the 4th Thursday in January we decided to meet on January 2nd to learn paper piecing instead of doing the session at the end of the month. You can pick from the heart or the angel foundation block for your project . Once you pick your design you will know how many fabric colors you need by the pictures I have placed on this page. Bring 7” squares of each color of fabric, to piece with. The finished block will be 7”. The finished block can be a pot holder or a block in a quilt. If you are not a member of our Lap Quilt group but want to learn Paper Piecing I am offering a group class for up to 3 students at $45.00. A time for the session would have to be set once you enroll.
We voted to do an additional foundation block on February 28th. The paper pieced design in February will be a pieced from one or more sections. I will talk to you about drawing your own foundation block. Jenny will provide the patterns, so please tell her you are attending. Make sure you pay your $5.00 fee to help cover the expenses.
On March 28th we will try a spinning spool pattern to make a small wall quilt. This will be a strip piece pattern. I have been playing in my new Electric Quilt 8 program and here are 2 variations. I think everyone wants to do a wall quilt. The finished size will be about 36 to 40” square, depending on the width of the border. I hope to add embellishment to the spools. I like this quilt idea and plan to hang it in the sewing room.
My bright spool samples show 9 squares and each square is 9”. This pattern is easy. The thing that makes this quilt exciting is the play on colors and the fact that there are 4 different blocks. You have a few months to think about your color choices. I think the colors you choose depend on how obvious you want the spools to be. I will give you more information about the spinning spools closer to March.
Projected for later is the Irish Chain pattern. Again this will be an easy project using strip piecing.
Diane Boykin showed us a beautiful lap quilt she has assembled. The blocks were beautifully quilted using a combination of her embroidery machine plus her walking foot and free motion quilting. The crowning touch was her embroidered label on the back of the quilt. Great job Diane.
Shashi has 32 blocks completed for her quilt. I hope she shares it with us in the next club meeting.
See the veteran 4th Thursday quilters on January 2nd for paper piecing. ( We really need give the group a better name.)
On January 9th a brand new group of quilters will start designing, marking, cutting and piecing their quilts. I can not wait to see their fabric ideas. The new group is called the 2nd Thursday Lap Quilters until they come up with a better name for the group. Since the group has 5 enrolled quilters I had to close the class enrollment.
I have a brand new time set for another group on the 3rd Thursday starting January 16th and meeting once a month for $5.00 a session. Come join me and add quilting to your New Year’s resolution. Here is a link to enroll if you are ready to begin the journey in 2020.