Here is the Sew News for March….
Our March Birthdays…
Here are Carol’s instructions for the third row of STQG Round Robin
You will need 1/3 yd of background fabric plus scraps for flying geese
Background fabric Cuts
Cut 4 3.5 inch strips by WOF
Cut 8 ( 3.5 inch squares)
32 2.5 inch squares for geese
16 2.5 by 4 inch rectangles
Make flying geese by sewing a Background square onto each end of scrap rectangle.
(Correction added 16 March): After making your geese, square up to 2” by 3.5, making sure you leave ¼” of fabric from the point up to keep your points. If your points don’t come out, it is not a problem.
There are numerous videos online for easy flying geese and other techniques. Use your favorite
Measure your Round Robin Square width
— Sew 4 Flying Geese together points facing same direction.
— Sew 1 3.5 inch square to end of flying geese strip with points facing the square.
— Sew a length of background strip to the other end of flying geese strip. (make 4)
You will have 1 square, 4 flying geese, and longer strip of background. Cut this sewn strip to the length of your round robin side and sew onto top. Sew another strip onto bottom of Round Robin Square.
Take the remaining two strips of square, flying geese and background cut to length. Sew a 3.5 inch square onto each end. Make two.
Sew onto sides of Round Robin.
We had an outstanding presentation by Melanie & Earnest Nettles about paper-piecing.
A few of the books they brought with them…
Some tools that may come in handy if you are planning to give this a try: ruler, cutting board, glue, stay sticker, & stiletto. They also brought up that you can use many different types of paper as well. Computer printer paper, tracing paper, masking paper (available at paint stores), even unused newsprint will all work.
Just a few examples of their talent…
On top of all that we still had time for some show and tell.
Don’t forget we have two events coming up at the Moose Lodge. The address is 226 Green Acres Rd., Ft. Walton Bch., FL 32547.
On 21 March, come sew with the guild on National Quilting Day from 9:00 till 2:00. Lunch will be provided.
On 11 April we have a workshop scheduled for this beautiful quilt from 9:00 till 3.00. There are a few things you will need to bring for this project.
If you are planning to do a 4-color quilt like the one pictured you will need at least 1 yard of each color and 2 yards for the background fabric.
Another option is to bring 1 – 40 count jelly roll and 2 yards for the background fabric. The cost for this workshop is $10 for guild members or $15 for non-guild members. The fee includes lunch.
It was a busy meeting, hope everyone enjoyed themselves and maybe learned something too…