Tuesday, November 13, 2012

String Quilts!

We're starting a new project this month! Inspired by this string quilt from Film In The Fridge, we'll be making this scrappy foundation pieced quilt during our meetings for the next few months. 

Luckily, Adrianne has offered to teach us since she's made many of these quilts before for charity. In the version we're making, your foundation is actually the muslin that will be the skinny white strip that creates the X. You could also use any other solid for your foundation/center strip. Here's everything you'll need for your quilt. 

Supply list for X's and O's quilt
1.  Muslin- amount will depend on how large and what size blocks you want to use.  Bring at least seven squares of muslin. Cut muslin in whatever size block you want to make.  The quilt in the shop used blocks cut at 7 1/2" square.  The twin quilt in the store used 117 blocks.
2.  Scraps-  any and all kinds and types of scraps you have.  Can be pre-cut into strips ranging from 1" to 3".  The more variety in fabric and widths the better!
3.  Pencil
4.  Cutting mat/ Ironing pad-  I use the June Taylor quilter's cut 'n Press.  It is a cutting mat on one side and an ironing pad on the other.  You will want something that you can use right next to your sewing machine.
5.  12 1/2"  square ruler-  or larger if you are making larger blocks.
6.  small iron-  I use a Clover mini iron. You want this to be next to your sewing machine.
7.  rotary cutter
8.  Large Sissors
9.  Sewing machine- Of course!!!
10.  Extension cords
11.  Thread- and sewing supplies you usually need.

 See you Wednesday! If you are interested in joining, email jo@supposecreatedelight for more info about our guild, or if you're not local but want to make this quilt, you're in luck because Film In The Fridge has a tutorial for her version.

Friday, February 24, 2012

february star blocks

Check out what we worked on in February! We've been using the Modern Blocks book for new projects each month, and this time attempted these stars.

pezzy stars

meadow star

pastel stars
There are sooo many cool blocks in the book so we're going to continue to work from Modern Blocks for a few months.
If anyone has one from the book they especially want to try and lead the group in doing, let Jo know!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Quilt Guild for Wednesday, October 12, 2011

For Quilt Guild on Wednesday we will be making this pillow:

Pattern created by Jessica Parker inspired by Anthropologie

Things to bring:

Background Fabric 18 1/2 x 18 1/2
Scraps of wool
Sharpie Marker
Fabric Scissors
Regular Scissors
Iron and Small Board
Preffered Iron on Adhesive
18" pillow form (You can get this later, you probably won't finish it in one night)
Matching Embroidery Thread

I am going to be charging $2 for the pattern and that just covers the cost of printing, if you don't want to buy one you can just trace mine. If you want to buy one, please email me so I can try to print enough. jessica@jessicasphoto.com
If you plan on using Jo and Kathy's or Jessica's wool stash please bring some to trade.

We will meet in the Suppose workroom at 6:30! See you there!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Quilt Guild

Tonight we are meeting at Suppose at 6:30. We will be discussing what we are doing next year and planning sewing events for the summer.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

applique inspiration

Our April meeting is going to be all about applique! Lucky for us, Kathy is quite an expert on the topic. She'll be teaching us several different techniques including: a freezer paper method, needleturn, and the back-basting method. She'll also talk about raw edge & fusible options. While applique is a traditional method, it can be used in modern applications (uh, no pun intended). We gleaned a few photos of some lovely projects to whet your appetite...

Completed Joseph's coat for Charming Mini Swap - or - Starfish in the sand
by Cut to Pieces

Scrappy Applique Pillow - 2
by Susan Weinroth

The Tree Quilt Leaves
by Lisa Alexander

Ornament Mini Quilt - 1
by Twin Fibers

Black bird & hexie pillow
by Where the Orchids Grow

In Kathy's class, we'll be working on practice pieces rather than a particular project and focusing on techniques. But this will help you start planning applique projects and give you the know how to turn your ideas into finished pieces. Here are the details for our upcoming class...

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2011; 6:30pm [note corrected date!]
Where: Suppose classroom, 21 North State Street, Preston, Idaho
What to bring:
  • 3 fabric squares for background, each at least 10" x 10"
  • colored fabric scraps, at least 5, 6" x 6" pieces
  • pins
  • fabric scissors
  • paper scissors
  • Roxanne's Glue-Baste It
  • fabric marking pencil or blue water-erasable pen
  • extra fine black Sharpie pen
  • travel or craft iron
  • personal pressing mat w/ pressing cloth to cover it
  • milliner's or straw needles, size 11 (long & thin)
  • large household needle (for basting)
  • our teacher will provide freezer paper, spray starch, q-tips, kabob sticks, & thread samples.
(no sewing machine needed)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Little houses, here we come!

OK ladies, I don't know anything about photo copyrights and what not so instead of posting pictures I am just going to give you the links for some great house quilt inspiration.

Here is a flickr gallery with house quilts I like:

Here is one with individual blocks:

Do you like them? I do...and I can't wait to make some next week!

What to bring:

*Kona Snow will be our background color. (It's just barely off-white.) You can pick some up just about anywhere Kona is sold, including Wednesday night at Suppose. If you want to use something else go for it! But if we do a block swap we need to all use the Kona Snow for those.

*scraps! Any little lovely scrap you would like to immortalize will do. This is definitely a no-scrap-left-behind kind of project...if you can get 2 seam allowances out of it, bring it. It's almost certainly not too small.

*sewing machine and accoutrements (anything you need to sew)

*show and tell items

See you on Wednesday!

**Edit: here is a link to some really helpful tips if you want to get a little more comfortable with improvisational piecing. This will really come in handy for your house building!

wonky followup

Had a blast at wonky block night. Here's how it turned out...

Adrienne wonky

Lisa wonky

Jess wonky

Corinne wonky

Abby wonky

Jessica wonky

Nita wonky

Joyce wonky