Monthly Archives: July 2013

July’s Meeting

Standard

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…

purple                       July

yellow                     August

brown                      September

bright pink             October

ecru                         November

gray                        December

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.

UPCOMING CHALLENGES

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.

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I thought about blocking your face out because you didnt like having your pic on the blog. But I think you are beautiful.

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