The December block will be a simple 6" black and white nine patch block. In January we will be making a red and white snowball block and the plan is to combine the two blocks into one top.
Directions for nine-patch:
Cut five 2 1/2" squares out of a tone-on-tone black fabric and four 2 1/2" squares out of any white-on-white fabric. Assemble with the black on the outside corners and center. The white for the remaining squares. Your finished block should measure 6 1/2" square.
There are no downloadable Instructions.
The blocks are due at the January meeting.
We will be making this block with a black background. The background pieces are being provided.
We are asking members io make two portions of what will be a completed block. The directions are for one unit of the block. This will allow us to mix and balance the colors to make a truly scrappy top.
For Each Unit cut four - 2 1/2" squares and one 5" square out of bright
primary colors from your stash. Try to use a variety of colors. The four 2 1/2" and 5" background black pieces were provided by guild.
From the 2 1/2" squares make two sets of four patches.
Using the 5" squares. Draw a diagonal line on the colored fabric piece and then place black and colored squares right sides together. Stitch X" on both sides of the line, cut on center line. Press towards black creating two half square triangles.
Assemble as shown in diagram.
Repeat to make a second unit. Do not sew these units together. Sheryl and Kathy will assemble to top.
October's block will be "Swedish Woven Hearts". This is a non applique block. The guild will hand out precut pieces for the background to any member interested in making this block. Members can have multiple sets. We are asking everyone to use a dark blue batik and a contrasting light colored blue batik. This block requires very little fabric. Hopefully members can use scraps form their stash or a fat quarter.
As we receive completed blocks we will assemble the blocks into quilt tops which we can use for Quilt Bingo. The pattern
Any questions - email Kathy Parrish or Sheryl Flatt
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c/o Kathleen McCarthy
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A QOV quilt made from donated blocks.
This is from Missouri Star Quilts- it helps to view the tutorial video “Stars and Stripes Quilt” as it’s a different technique than you may have done before.
Blocks due at the May Meeting
For this block you need a collection of 6 different 2 ½” strips. They can be red, white, cream, tan, gold, blue, or multi-colored patriotic prints. Just be sure to have some contrast between each row of fabrics.
Fabric A: (1) 2 ½” x 2 ½”
Fabric B: (1) 2 ½” x 2 ½”, (1) 2 ½” x 4 ½”
Fabric C: (1) 2 ½” x 4 ½”, (1) 2 ½” x 6 ½”
Fabric D: (1) 2 ½” x 6 ½”, (1) 2 ½” x 8 ½”
Fabric E: (1) 2 ½” x 8 ½”, (1) 2 ½” x 10 ½”
Fabric F: (1) 2 ½” x 10 ½”, (1) 2 ½” x 12 ½”
Stitch pieces together as numbered in diagram always pressing toward last piece added:
Piece 2 to piece 1, press toward 2
Add piece 3, press toward piece 3
Add piece 4, press toward piece 4
Continue until all pieces have been added.
Block should measure 12 ½”
Make as many blocks as you like, the more blocks we have the more QOV we can make!
Blocks due at the April Meeting
Blue- (4) 5” squares
Red- (2) 5” squares
White- (2) 5” squares, (1) 4 ½” square
Mark both red and both white squares on the wrong side on the diagonal.
Pair these each with a blue square, right sides together.
Stitch on BOTH sides of the drawn lines using a scant ¼” seam.
Cut on the drawn lines, press seams toward the blue. Trim to 4 ½”.
Layout and join units into the three rows following diagram. Press top and bottom rows toward red/blue, center toward solid white.
Join rows, pressing toward center (see arrows on diagram).
Blocks due at the March Meeting
Please make blocks in pairs- one nine-patch with one snowball. Make as many pairs as you like using quilt quality 100% cotton prints, marbles, tone on tone, etc. in flag shades of red/white/blue. You can use a single fabric for each color or make the blocks scrappy.
(8) 2 ½” squares blue
(4) 2 ½” squares red
(1) 2 ½” square white
(1) 6 ½” square white
Join 2 1/2" squares to make nine-patch
Blocks due at the February Meeting
QOV BOM-INTERLOCKING O’s
This block looks more complicated than it really is! Just start with 2” strips of red, white, blue, and gold. Cut them to lengths indicated, then sew each section in order. It will all make sense as you go and is a fun block to see develop!
SUPPLIES: 2” strips - 14” gold, 22” white, 37” red, 37” blue
1. Stitch a white 2” square to the end of each gold rectangle, press toward gold.
2. Stitch a red 2” square to the end of (2) white rectangles, press toward red.
3. Stitch one gold/white unit to a red/white unit following diagram, press toward gold/white.
4. Stitch a red 2” x 5” rectangle to the red/white AND the gold/white sides of this unit, following diagram, press toward red.
5. Stitch a red 2" x 6 ½” rectangle to the red/white side of this unit, following diagram, press toward red.
6. Make two units. If needed, trim to 6 ½”.
7. Repeat above using blue in place of red. Make 2 units.
8. Join these 4 units to complete block, press seam toward blue when stitching into pairs, then spin the center seam when stitching pairs into four-patch.
Blocks due at the December & January Meetings
Make four patch using 3 ½” squares, press, then join to larger squares to make block.
Block should now measure 12 ½”.
Make as many blocks as you like, the more blocks, the more quilts we can make!