I hope the Lap Quilters are busy creating a few Maple Leaf blocks for the Fall wall hanging project we will create on September 18th. Make sure you check out the instructions I posted for our next club quilting project. If you would rather just create a single Maple leaf block in the club class, you can draw and construct it in our September meeting and then add it to your quilt.
For the lap quilt club project Saturday October 16th we will will do a strip pieced table runner. I used all my scrap 2 1/2 ” Christmas strip fabrics to create a colorful project. I am giving my club members a head start on preparing for the October project. Start by gathering a least 7, if not more Christmas fabrics. I used about 14 different prints. You will need at least 1/4 yard of each fabric. You can then cut the fabrics into 2 1/2″ strips. I created 3 – 7 strips grouping. See a picture of how I used the serger to piece my strips. The serger gave me a lot of speed to complete the group. Press each 7 strip pieced group well.
I used my 12″ square ( or 12 1/2″ square as a template) to cut 3 squares across the 45″ width of the pieced strip. Next I cut groups of triangles. Once the triangles were cut, I laid out the runner. Given the scope of this table runner and the demand for the class I will probably only be able to accommodate 3 students per session so students have a place to layout and sew the runner. If you want to be a part of this project please let me know now if you plan to attend.
I suggest you prep all your strips and sew the 3 strip groups together and have them ready to cut when you come to class.
I finally decided to line and turn my finished runner. Then I will do some basic quilting to hold it in place. I am using a scrap of single faced quilting for my lining.
Hope you like the project. Here are pictures of my steps.
Plans for our November and final meeting of the year 2021 is to cover free motion machine quilting.