Saturday, May 17, 2014

Modern Spin BOM May

Hi All!

Two blocks this month: Rolling Stone and Bachelor's Puzzle.

I'm linking to some tutorials that I used that may give you more details.

First, Rolling Stone. You'll need one fat quarter of print A and print B

From print A cut (5) 4.5" squares and (2) 2.5" x 17"
From print B cut (2) 2.5" x 17" and (16) 2.5" squares

Picture is missing 1 4.5" square! Don't be alarmed!

Sew together the 17" strips (one light, one dark.) Subcut each into (2) 4.5" squares (4 total.)

Draw diagonal lines on 2.5" squares. Using sew and flip method, sew 2 squares to opposite corners of each of 4 squares. Trim, flip, press. Add two additional 2.5" squares to remaining corners. Trim, flip, press. 

Lay out your units. Sew into rows and columns. That's it!

Bachelor's Puzzle (this is a great tutorial, however, I used a quicker method for the hsts!)

You'll need:

(4) 3.5" squares background fabric A
(2) 5.75" squares background fabric A
(2) 5.75" squares fabric B
(2) 5.75" squares fabric C

When it came time to sew, I traded the four yellow/green squares for white background fabric.

With right sides together, sew the 5 3/4" squares together, around all 4 sides. Sew AB, AC and BC together. Press.  Cut the squares on each diagonal line to create 4 hst units from each pairing. Square hst units to 3.5"

Arrange hst units and squares, using the finished block (or the linked tutorial) as a guide. Sew in rows and columns.

Two more blocks finished! Way to go!

See you in June with another block!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May BMQG Meeting

This was our first time at our new meeting location, the Arbutus Library.  The room was spacious, easy to set up, and easy to access. 

Laura provided some highlights from our April free motion quilting workshop by Erin Underwood to reinforce techniques learned.

We had a wide range of projects shared by our members.  Amy started out with a beautiful quilt to donate to our Bingo fundraiser in October.  Several members shared their newly learned free motion quilting skills from the April workshop which was really exciting to see.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Quarter Square Log Cabin Bingo Quilt

Hi Friends!  I made a tutorial for the Quarter Square Log Cabin squares for another fun Bingo quilt.  I tried to make it fun and easy to follow so even our newest sewists would be successful.  I think it will be dramatic in black, white, and red.  Make one, make five, bring them all to the June meeting.  Thanks!