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Presented by Jen Walker and Lois Kirkwood
Sunday, September 11 9:30am - some time after lunch (please bring your own lunch) At the Moose Lodge, East Stroudsburg
Supply List for Members
Bins – dish pans, aluminum roasting pans, tubs (Dollar Tree)
Latex gloves – at least two pairs
Bag of ice (we will bring more ourselves, but we want to be sure to have more than enough ice)
NOTE: If you have a large cooler, please bring it so we can keep the ice cold
*Garbage bags – at least kitchen size that each bin can fit in for the trip home (or like Lois, you may end up with dyed auto carpet)
*Zip lock bags – gallon size (Dollar Tree) – one for each piece of fabric
* the bags will be used depending on how fast the ice melts
Bag Lunch and Drink
Jen and/or Lois will bring
We’ll be doing the pre-soak in soda ash as the very first step.
Your fabric will be placed in the pre-soak tubs.
On each piece of fabric with a Sharpie marker or indelible pen, please put your initials in a fabric corner (tiny letters)
Let’s all hope for warm sunny weather; but we’ll do this rain or shine!
This workshop is called Diamond Trip. You can either use your own
scraps cut into 2 1/2"' lengths or you can use a jelly roll.
I will show a sample quilt at August & September's meetings.
This is a "free" pattern by Donna Jordan of Jordan Fabrics. Attached is
the pattern. You can also find the pattern on the JordanFabric.com
website. Donna Jordan also has a video of complete instructions to
make the quilt top, which I highly recommend you watch. On the
Website, click on Videos/Tutorials, click on any picture and all her
videos will appear, you'll want the video called Lonely Scraps into
Lovely Quilts. She shows specific ways in which to iron the strips once
they are sewn together, in order to nest the patchwork.
This is a good way to use up your scraps. Usually the accent squares
are a darker fabric than the strips, so carefully choose fabrics light
enough to show a contrast to the accent squares.
If choosing a jelly roll, keep in mind that most of your strips should be of the same value, or at least lighter than the accent fabric. When I used a jelly roll, I purchased a light/medium gray and bought my darker gray accent fabric separate from the jelly roll. That quilt top measured 50x64.
Let me know if you plan to attend the workshop, I'll pass around a signup sheet.