If you notice one or two of these photos are a bit blurry and that is because some of you are in constant motion when you show your stuff. I always feel like the wedding director telling everyone to slow down. Ha. But if I use my fast photography speed there will not be much depth in the picture. So slow down. 😉
Scrapitude Background Requirements
Assorted bright medium to dark scraps
360- 21/2 squares
32 51/4 squares
64 4 7/8 squares
56 7/8 squares
Background Fabric= to approximately 4 1/2 yards
64- 2 1/2 x 12 1/2 strips
CUT THESE FIRST and using remaining strip to cut 2 1/2 inch squares
256 2 1/2 inch squares
32 5 1/4 squares
Color of the Month for August is:
and now I do…
bright pink October
Block of the Month for August:
#55 on page 52
Tip of the Month:
All about thread. You can link to some great information from Superior (this link will take you directly to the page on Superior with tons of free thread video). I watched a few of the videos- very informative.
The product that was recommended is called Thread Heaven and it can be found at Joann’s or any quilt shop. It will put a nice coating on your thread to help prevent tangles and such. Also helps with threading the needle. And here are the tips for threading a needle.
When threading a needle remember this advice:
If a thread spooled is wound crosswise you need to thread the needle with the end closest to the spool.
If your thread is flat wound you should thread your needle from the fresh cut.
I hope I got that right. If not I am sure I will hear about it.
And if you are anything like me, a big magnifier would come in handy as well.
Sandy H. told us about Banned Book Week Challenge. You can make a 16 inch block to represent your favorite book on the Banned Book List. These mini quilts will be hung in the Ogden Farmers Library. More details coming up on it. If you would like to go to the Banned Book page, click here. There are many classics on that list including Huckleberry Finn; Catcher In The Rye; The Grapes of Wrath; Of Mice and Men. Imagine that?
Also, blocks for the Spencerport Quilt will be due in September.