With Sarah's Sewing Circle coming up next week, I thought I should take a minute to outline what we are doing this session. You are welcome to join our club at any time, and now would be a good time! At our meeting next week we are having a half square triangle exchange. If you want to get in on the exchange, there is still time to do the pre-work. It is fairly simple, and it promises to be a lot of fun!
First, I would like to show you what we did last month. As you may know, our projects are intended to replicate antique quilts. The first project this session was based on an antique 16-patch quilt top that I own. It is actually a strip of an unfinished quilt:
The club members liked the way it looked, so we decided to do it as a runner:
We put some extra fabric in the kit so that you will have a chance to play around with the setting. I had enough left over to make a small doll quilt.
As I said, next month we will be doing a half square triangle exchange. We will be reproducing a small quilt that is owned by Sandy Schweitzer. The original was made in the 30's, but our reproduction will be more Civil War. We will be sewing 1" finished Half Square Triangles using Triangulations Software sheets. To make the smallest size, shown below, you will need to sew 4 sheets. We are all using the same setting fabric. If you want to get involved, stop in soon to get the full instrucions. Here is a representative of the quilt we will be making:
For March we had decided to do a replication of one of the quilts from the book Childhood Treasures by Marikay Waldvogel. The quilt I chose is this cute (and simple) Churn dash:
Of course, it seemed like a good idea to use my fabric, "Alice's Washday Blues," which will surely be in the shop in plenty of time. So, I designed it using the blues:
For April, the club chose to do one of the larger quilt tops in my collection. I don't think we will do it quite this big, but maybe a large wall hanging or lap quilt. Of course, if you want to do it larger, that will be your choice.
I just loved the way the quiltmaker did the sashings, with red strips going in one direction and light blues and other colors in the other direction.
As I said, we are always open to newcomers. You will only pay for the remaining meetings in the session. Club members receive 15% off club kits that they purchase at club meetings. Kits are available for sale after the club meetings have taken place.
Hope to see you all at our next meeting!