October 7, 2015 | Posted in:Meetings, Modern Quilt Group

Here is a message from the co-ordinators, Michelle, Jan & Jenny about this month’s meeting. Meeting starts at 7.30pm on 8 October in the CQ room at Cook.

We had a great “chillax” last month and have decided to have a chillax month every three months because it was lots of fun.

This month is not for chillaxing, although you are very welcome to do that if you like! I thought we could make the Raspberry Kiss block as per the Wooden Spoon Quilts blog – http://woodenspoonquilts.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/raspberry-kiss-block-tutorial_56.html

You can elect to make a 4 1/4 inch finished or 8 1/2 finished block. I’ll be showing you how to do the 8 1/2 inch block (see photo for some examples), so if you want to join in, please precut the following fabrics:

  • 4 x 2½” background fabric squares (low value)
  • 2 x  2½” cross fabric squares (medium – dark value) CORRECTED
  • 1 x 6½” x  2½” cross rectangle (as above) CORRECTED
  • 2 x 5½” squares, cut on the diagonal (so 4 triangles) (low value)

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Also bring your sewing machine and sewing equipment including rulers, mats and rotary cutter. The blocks are quite quick to make so perhaps bring along a couple of blocks cut out. Or else share your machine with a friend (there is never enough space anyway!) and chillax the rest of the time 😉

 If you don’t want to partake in the block making, then please BYO sewing. Also please bring along your show and tell.

 

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  1. Michelle
    October 7, 2015

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    Please note the cutting directions in my email were incorrect! I have since sent am email to the group to amend them, but in the meantime, the cutting instructions should be:
    4 – 2 1/2″ background fabric squares (low value)
    2 – 2 1/2″ cross fabric squares (medium – dark value)
    1 – 6 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ cross rectangle (as above)
    2 – 5 1/2″ squares, cut on the diagonal (so 4 triangles) (low value) – note my triangles are bigger than the blog triangles. This is so I can trim to size better.

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