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Thursday, June 2, 2011

May Block Review

Dutchman's Puzzle
Farmer's Daughter
Follow the Leader
Fool's Puzzle
Friendship Quilt
Friendship Star
Gentleman's Fancy

Fool's Puzzle - the group decided you had to be a fool to attempt this one. All joking aside, this is a great block to practice your hand piecing on. Cut you larger piece (background) first. Also, you could definitely applique your shapes on top.

Elise did it by machine and had to use a lot of pins and then clip her seams dressmaker style.

June SBS meeting

Blocks to make for for June are:
Glorified Nine Patch
Grace's Friendship
Grandmother's Fan
Grandmother's Flower Garden
Grandmother's Pride
Grape Basket
Gulf Star

Glorified Nine Patch- the templates actually work
Grandmother's Fan - Quilting News Network has good video turotials. Candy suggested going there for video tutorials for pie wedges for the Grandmother's Fan block.
Grandmother's Flower Garden - use 1" hexagon and English paper peicing using Sue Daley's method.
Grandmother's Pride - use Elise's foundation paper piecing draft
Grape Basket - Use Freezer Paper Template method; no way to make it without making templates
Gulf Star - Use Foundation Paper Piecing method

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Kelli's Progress

You are going to ask my what I worked on over the month of December and I was extremely busy and this is what I have to show for my efforts. . .

paper doll mitten

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Broken Dishes or you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette

Broken Dishes

This is my 2nd version of broken dished.  The first was made with batik and when I starched my fabrics one of the batiks bled.  Then, when they dried and proceeded I learned I had cut the bocks too big.  So, this time I used fabrics that would not bleed and recut according to instructions with an adjustment for using the EZ Angle ruler for the half-square triangle ruler and Elise's pressing instructions.  Elise showed us how to "pop" your seam so it nests but I forgot so when I got home, I could only pop one and that happened by accident.

I'll be posting more pix of Elise's blocks and mine as I start from the beginning.  Also, be on the look out for a tutorial on a freezer paper pieicng techinque that is good for inset seams.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Meeting Reminder - December 2

Wanted to remind everybody that there is a meeting this Thursday, December 2, at ole HIQ from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Elise will be demonstrating an alternate paper-piecing method using freezer paper.  Bring your freezer paper and machine and be prepared to get busy.

Also, we will be virtually meet Karen who will is joining our group from down under.

I scanned copies of elise's notes and sent them to her so she can forward to everybody. See ya soon.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Contrary Wife L-10

Contrary Wife, L-10
This is my contrary wife block.  Again, I used the EZ Angle ruler, starched my fabrics, and cut the strips at 2.5".  I am having difficulty with my batiks bleedings when I starch them.  Thoughts?


Shoo-Fly A-2
I used my EZ Angle Ruler for this block.  It made cutting the half-square triangles much easier.  I also starched the fabric.