June 11, 2014 | Posted in:Modern Quilt Group

The Modern Quilt Group meets from 7.30pm. Here is a message from convenor Michelle (back after a break):

I’ve seen some lovely examples of the Cheyenne block (see image at end of post) around the internet lately, and thought we might like to give it a crack. It looks pretty impressive when you put several blocks together with white or grey as the solid. And I have seen both scrappy versions, and two-colour versions (as expected, scrappy is my favourite). I’ve included an example here in this email so you can see what I am talking about (I haven’t used solids in this example, but low volume newsprints. Anything goes. Just remember VALUE! It’s important!) 

Here are the cutting instructions for two sizes – 12 inch finished and 18 inch finished. These instructions are for just one block, although with the HSTs you will end up with double what you need (and can put those towards another block). You can do the cutting before you come on Thursday, or just bring your fabrics and cut there.

 12 inch block

Cut 8 x 3 1/2 inch squares in various (scrappy) fabrics

Cut 8 x 4 1/4 inch squares in various (scrappy) fabrics

Cut 8 x 4 1/4 inch squares in a solid fabric (you can use scrappy low-value fabrics here – preferably in the one shade. Newsprint would look particularly good!)

 18 inch block

Cut 8 x 5 inch squares in various fabrics (yes you can use charm squares for this)

Cut 8 x 6 inch squares in various fabrics (or use your 5 inch charm squares, but you will have wastage)

Cut 8 x 6 inch squares in a solid fabric (if you use charm squares in the one above, just cut 8 x 5 inch squares)

 Also bring with you

  • Your sewing machine (please share with a friend if you can – it’s a quick block, we have a lot of members, and very limited space)
  • A ruler for trimming your HSTs.  A square ruler is best for this.
  • Rotary cutter and a small mat (the ones at CQ aren’t the best)
  • your usual sewing supplies
  • SHOW AND TELL! I’ve missed show and tell so much!
MQ_Cheyenne-16patch

Cheyenne block – 16 patch

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