August 2016 Block of the Month

It’s time to debut our next block!  I’m excited to show you how to make the Sister’s Choice Block!

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Originally designed to be a 10 inch block, I changed the design a little bit in order to work out to a 12 inch block, and make it easy to cut out the pieces.

Download the instructions here. 

I’ve also created a step by step slideshow of how to construct the block, that you can see here:

 

 

July 2016 Block of the Month

It’s time to debut the next block in our series!

It’s the Tee Block!

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It’s made up of three different units.  A Half Square Triangle unit, a Diamond in a Square unit and Flying Geese units.

What makes this block different, is that the flying geese units are made by using three different fabrics, rather than the traditional two.

In order to help keep you organised, the handout directions include a colouring page to help you make the correct flying geese units and the correct diamond in a square unit.

Download the instructions here.

We’ve also uploaded a video to YouTube to help you learn how to assemble this block.

 

2015 Block of the Month Quilt

Well, our 2015 Block of the Month project has come to a close!

At our February Meeting, we debuted the finished quilt:

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We’ve uploaded all of the directions for each block to our Block of the Month page here.

You can find the reveal directions here.

Here’s a recording of the presentation given at our meeting.

Any suggestions for our next Block of the Month?  Please email them to me!

 

January Block of the Month

Well, it’s time for the last block of our Block of the Month Project!  It’s been a great year, where we were able to learn new skills!

This month, we tackled foundation paper piecing by making the Wheel of Fortune Block.

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This block requires a foundation template which you can download here.

I created a presentation to explain the basics of the block for during our January meeting.  Our members enjoyed it so much that there was a request to make a presentation for the web.  I created it today and have posted it to YouTube.

Be sure you check out our Pinterest website for inspiration for quilts to make with this block.

January Meeting Recap

Happy New Year from the Southern Branch!

We had our January meeting on the 9th, and had an amazing attendance!

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Jane started the meeting with a few announcements.

These included:

  • Committee members will be needed in April, the majority of the current committee will have to step down then.
  • The finally tally for the Christmas sale was €1725!
  • Patchwork Plus will be having a sale January 23rd and 24th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

We set up a few special tables this meeting as well.

The first was our Back to Basics table:

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It was an opportunity for newer patchworkers to get a closer look at some of the tools that can make patchwork easier.

We also had our Swap Your Stash Table:

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This will be in our next few meetings, and is an opportunity for you to rejuvenize your scrap stash!  Just bring a 3 L bag of scraps.  Bring a bag, take a bag.  Scraps should be at least 5 inches square.

Erin then made a presentation for the final block of the Block of the Month, the Wheel of Fortune!

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We had another amazing Show and Tell this meeting!

Mary brought a quilt that was inspired by the Wild Atlantic Way:IMG_2325

Assumpta shared a quilt she made using a Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial, the Dresden Sunburst:

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Catherina shared one of her first quilts, made with scissors, and hand quilted!

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Joanna brought a few quilts to share.  Two were quilts for her grandson:

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And the last was a Christmas table runner.

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Finally, Ailbhe shared two quilts.  The first was her first quilt which included pieces of her wedding dress:

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and a quilt that she had made for her son:

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Then Apple Tree Crafts gave us a demonstration on an easy quilt to make with Half Square Triangles.

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Here are a few more shots from our meeting.

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We hope to see you at our next meeting on February 13th!