Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hey Hey!

HEY, HEY, CAN YOU SAY, "MY MARCH BLOCK IS FINISHED TODAY"?
 

If you can the YAY for you!!!!  We can't wait to see your block!

If you can't then slowly step away from the screen you are reading this from then RUN don't walk to your your sewing space and get started!  Our meeting is Tuesday!
 
-Neva

 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tatiana's Bee Blocks

Here are the bee blocks that Queen Bee Tatiana received recently. They are all so lovely together! Thanks Tatiana for the pictures and Lee for sending them.













-Jess S.



March Meeting

Please join us for our March meeting!
Members, please RSVP here. Guests welcome! Please see our guest policy under the "about" tab at the top of this blog.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Pennington Quilt Works
6:30 optional social/shop time; 7-9:30 meeting

-Recap QuiltFest of NJ and QuiltCon

-Return quilts from QuiltFest - if you cannot attend the meeting, you must arrange for someone else to pick up your quilt

-Challenge: Jessica Levitt - Cascade Fabric (due by March 31 - must be a quilted item)

-Activity/Swap: The Great Fabric Exchange - destash – trading, bartering or selling your fabric/books/notions. Bring small bills (use money at your own discretion - cash or checks) Please limit what you bring to an amount that could fit right in front of you on a table. :)

-Treasurer Report - 2014

-Bee

-Turn in wonky star blocks for the Knoxville MQG and purple flower blocks for Mott Hall Bridges Academy (see recent charity block email for details)

-Guild QAL - March blocks

-Show and Tell


See you then!
Jess S.







Wednesday, February 11, 2015

March "Filmstrip" Block

Our block this month has lots of small pieces, so make sure you've got the scant 1/4 inch nailed down on your sewing machine!  If you need help I recommend reading this tutorial by Gen X Quilters.

Here is the link for the tutorial in PDF form: Filmstrip

First, you will prepare the border of the block:


Next, you will sew half square triangles.  I love it when the pattern makes the units a bit oversized so I can trim to the exact size.


I took some time with the next step to figure out what colors I wanted where for the wonky star points.  If you have yet to make a wonky star this tutorial  has great instructions for you.


And....  now you are a quarter of the way through the quilt-a-long!



 Happy sewing and I'll be monitoring Instagram for block finishes.  Tag your post #cjmqg, #kmqg, and tag @knoxmqg!

-Neva

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Bee blocks for February

Liz Hawkins, our queen bee, asked for house blocks surrounded by log cabins. Here are some of the blocks she will be receiving at the February meeting:

 Lee's first block

 Lee's second block

 Janneke

 Andy F.

Neva


Liz's own three blocks

Thanks to Lee, our Bee Keeper, for sending photos for us to share with everyone.

-Jess S.