Jan 12: Sit-n-Sew & 2nd Saturday Opportunity Quilt Ticket Sale
Feb 9: Sit-n-Sew
Mar 16: Sit-n-Sew
May 10-11: Bay Oaks Quilt Guild "Starry Trails" Quilt Show
Have you seen the “Jelly Roll Rugs” everyone is doing? I made one for my granddaughter’s bathroom and they are fun! If you have thought about making one but weren’t sure you wanted to make a large project, I will help you make a smaller, table mat version.
Basic sewing supplies
Sewing machine with wide zig-zag (extension table very helpful)
Denim or Topstitch needle: 90/14 or 100/16
Large spool of thread and 1-2 filled bobbins
(6) 2 ½” wide fabric strips X the width of fabric (approximately 240 inches). They can be the same or coordinating strips. Before the meeting, please sew your strips together end to end, just like joining strips for a binding.
Batting (100% cotton or 80/20 blend) cut into 2 ½” strips or Bosal precut 2 ½” batting strips (available in quilt shops/Hobby Lobby) ---approximately 240 inches to match the length of your fabric strips.
Best Press or Spray starch may be helpful but not required.
If you are interested in making the large rug, the pattern for the “Jelly Roll Rug” is by RJ Designs. IT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS PROJECT. The pattern includes specific size requirements/details to make the large rug and many other tips and hints to make that project.
Sue Chamberlain explained the "Block of the Month" project will be working with color. Each month she will give the parameters for a block that members will make and bring to the next business meeting. Each quilter who brings a block will be entered into a drawing to win all of the blocks at the meeting. Members may bring as many blocks as they like, but they are entered into drawing only 1 time (regardless of # blocks turned in).
February's block (Due Feb 14th Meeting): Monochromatic Nine Patch
Measurements: Use 4-1/2" squares put together into a 9 Patch block that measures 12-1/2" square. Strive for accuracy of measurement so that they will fit together nicely for the quilter who wins them.
Color: The point of this assignment is to get some practice working with color value and hues. You are asked to use fabrics that "read solid"...so avoid prints, but they can have some tone on tone mottling, etc. Use multiple values/hues of a color to create your block (for example in the attached photo, Sue used multiple shades of blue). You may pick whatever color you want to use to achieve your monochromatic block..
9-Patch arrangement: You may do the traditional checkerboard block, make your 9-patch more scrappy, however you want to order your 9-patch is up to your own creativity.
If you need further clarifications, contact Sue Chamberlain. Have Fun!