Monday, March 3, 2014

Crystal Quilters Calendar

Friday, March 7 - 11:30 am.  Lunch will be at Bangkok Thai restaurant, 1240 Griffin Ave. (between Cole St. and Wells St.)
1:00 pm - General Guild meeting, in the Meeting Room at the Enumclaw Library, 1700 1st. St.

* Reminder - if you took the small kits for the Arts Alive! raffle quilt, don't forget to return the finished kits at the March meeting.

* Reminder - don't forget to sign up at the meeting to put your quilts into our quilt show.

Saturday, March 8 - International Women's Day

Sunday, March 9 - Daylight Savings Time begins.

Wednesday, March 12 - 3:00 pm - Quilt Show Committee meeting @ Mountain Meadows Mobile Home Park in the Park Hall.

Saturday, March 15 - International Quilting Day!

Friday, March 21 - 1:00 pm. Guild Workshop.  Location will be at Heavenly Quilts and Fabrics, 135 Jefferson Ave., Buckley.  Sharon will be teaching the Scrappy Trips quilt. (see the workshop info below)

Supply List for March "Scrappy Trips" Workshop

This can be a totally scrappy quilt, because everything works in this one!  Or, you can choose to go with a color scheme or a theme.  Just make sure to have a variety of lights, darks and mediums.  Keep in mind, when selecting your fabrics, GOOD CONTRAST is needed to show this pattern well.

You will need:
 2 ½” strips X 16” minimum length - You can use a Jelly Roll, scraps or fat quarters.  If cutting a FQ, cut on the 18” side.  You can do every strip a different fabric, or you can repeat fabrics throughout the quilt.  If you cut from yardage, you will get 2 strips from a width-of-fabric cut.

Each block takes 6 strips:
12 blocks make a quilt 36” x 48” (crib quilt size) - 72 strips needed
16 blocks make a 48” square quilt – 96 strips
* 24 blocks make a 48” X 72” quilt – 144 strips  (correction from newsletter)

You will also need:
Sewing machine
Thread and bobbins (if going scrappy, grey or tan blend well)
Cutting mat
Ruler at least 12” long
Sharp rotary cutter
* Seam ripper
* Pins

* Necessary to do this pattern


For inspiration on fabric and color choices, and setting ideas, look at this Pinterest Page.


* Don't forget to wear your name tag!  We want to know who you are.  (There will be a 25 cent fine for members who have forgotten their name tag.)

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2 comments:

  1. Your workshop on friday at Heavenly Quilts, do we need to purchase the pattern beings this is a copy righted pattern that you are refering to on pintrest?

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  2. Anonymous, you did not leave me a way to contact you, so I will answer here and hope you see it.
    Just to clarify here: The Scrappy Trips pattern is not copyrighted. It is offered as a FREE pattern by Bonnie Hunter on her blog Quiltville. You can see her pattern here: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/scrappy-trips-around-world.html.
    Sharon

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