Feathers for 2015

A fun & scrappy feather pattern for our next donation quilt.

This is the chance to make use of all those scraps that accumulate and try something a little more complex than our usual 🙂

We’ll use osnaburg, a lightly textured, inexpensive cotton, as a background to unify all our blocks. It is available at West Seattle Fabric Co. in Admiral, as well as many other fabric stores & online.

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The feather block is from the Feather Bed free quilt pattern designed by Anna Maria Horner.

She shows one block as having 2 feathers, but we’ll make them as ones and arrange our layout depending on how many feathers we get made 😉

 

 

 

 

Read Ms. Horner’s blog about her lovely design here.

And download her pattern for free here.

While you’re there, be sure to check out all of her amazing work!

Another blog  OliviaJaneHandcrafted.com, has an interesting tutorial on doing the feathers, lots of clear pictures!

Our next meeting is coming right up on Monday, Jan 26th, 4pm – 8pm

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Upcoming meetings

Our next three meeting dates have been set: Sept. 17th (in one week!), Oct 15th and Nov. 19th.

We’re talking about adding some baby sized quilts to our donations for the women who come in with their small children.

Give some thought to ideas for lovely scrappy baby quilts!

Here is some inspiration from a quick Google search:  http://bit.ly/1lW4tSA

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

Lanterns and future flowers, part duex!

At the March meeting, we will be laying out the courthouse steps/Chinese lanterns and sewing the sashing on. So bring any blocks you have for that quilt! 

We will also discuss the upcoming flower quilt and talk about whether we want to offer to hang our quilts in the gardens at the West Seattle Garden tour this year.  You can review the options for the flower quilt design  below.

We’ll be feeling festive at our December meeting and making burrito pillowcases for a change of pace.

Check out the links below to get an idea of what we’ll be making!

Most directions suggest the following supplies per pillowcase…

3/4 or 1 yd of main fabric

1/4 – 1/3 yd of cuff fabric

1/8 yard for the trim fabric

The fun fabric combinations are limitless!

http://lovelylittlehandmades.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-magic-pillow-case-tutorial.html

http://twiddletails.blogspot.com/2010/05/pillowcases-pillowcases.html

http://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/2012/11/pillowcase-tutorial-burrito-style.html

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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