Raffle Donation to West Seattle Garden Tour

Gaea has gotten in touch with the folks at WSGT and committed us to donate a garden themed quilt as a raffle item, to be displayed during this summer’s tour.  WSGT supports many wonderful organizations, we are happy to be supporting them.
Our next meeting will be focused on creating a piece for donating, as the deadline is just a couple short months away!
Remember to bring any petals you have made and we can also work on layouts.

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Flower petals in play

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Log cabin lanternsLee completed the lovely quilting on the lantern quilt in recorded time – it looks fabulous!

Another fun way to make something beautiful from strippy scraps!

She also got our stack of finished quilts delivered to the new charity we are supporting.  It is also a domestic violence shelter.

We’re moving onto the petals for the flower quilt (directions found here  4 patch flower).

We’ll need a total of 80 petals and 16 white squares to complete this quilt.

Colors in the warm family with fabrics that read generally as solids.   For more inspiration and images see this earlier post

Bring all your petals to the next meeting (4/23) and we’ll have fun creating the layout and stitching the top together!

Finishing lantern blocks and looking toward the next quilt

Last month there was lots of laughing, cutting and sewing – a our favorite kind of meeting!

It was fun to see the lantern style courthouse steps blocks coming together as everyone worked away.  Bring your blocks to our next meeting and we’ll get them laid out.

There are a couple of our finished quilts being displayed in the meeting room at the SW Library for their annual Art Show.  The Fun Fish quilt is up and the Strippy ZigZags.

Onto the plans for our next quilt!

There was some enthusiasm for doing a wonky flower petal quilt, an idea that we have been kicking around for a long time.

There are a few inspirations for this next quilt.

The Begonia block from this book was our 1st inspiration

Then we found this wonderful strip pieced variation from Cindy Carter – the link will take you right to her pages which have many wonderful patterns

And finally, we really enjoyed this variation which included a secondary wonky star pattern.

It is designed by Angela Nash of MyThreeSonsQuilt

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It can be found in the book “Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe”

Our next charity quilt will be based on this version.

Here are the notes on changes in measurements of the petal blocks for our version of the flower quilt – 4 patch flower

Added note:

Just discovered this fun variation by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh! Fransson

She calls it Sparkle Punch   

Her quilt highlights the starts instead of the flowers – fun to see the different looks possible!

New block for next Dawn’s House quilt

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Here is how far we got at the meeting tonight.
Just 2 blocks more to finish and it will be ready for putting together!

At the last meeting we chose a new block for our next quilt.

After looking through a few magazines and books, we settled on The Merry-Go-Round quilt from the book Cozy Modern Quilts

The block size needed a little modifying for our purposes.
Click the link below for the cutting and piecing directions.
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