Recap of September meeting

At the September meeting we continued our discussion about some of the projects we wanted to tackle in the upcoming months. As many of you know, we talked about a charity quilt project that we could complete without too much stress. At the last meeting we decided we would ask everyone to sew two blocks and bring them to the October meeting.

boxThe block is a simple version of a Log Cabin block set on point. The colors we are using will be black and a variety of bright solids. We are asking everyone to use Kona Black to keep the blacks consistent. For the other color in the block please choose one bright SOLID (any color).

Here are the cutting instructions for 1 block:
For the center square cut 1 piece of your bright solid fabric 3.5″ x 3.5″
For the ring around the center square cut 2 pieces 2.5″ x 3.5″ and 2 pieces 2.5″ x 7.5″ of Kona black
For the outside ring, cut two pieces 2.5″ x 7.5″ and 2 pieces 2.5″ x 11.5″ of the same bright solid you used for the center square.

To assemble the block:
Sew the two 2.5″ x 3.5″ pieces of Kona black to opposite sides of the bright center square.
Next add the two 2.5″ x 7.5″ black strips to the top and bottom to complete the inner ring of the block.
Next sew the 2.5″ x 7.5″ strips of your bright solid to opposite sides of the block.
Finally, sew the last two bright solid strips 2.5″ x 11.5″ to the top and bottom of the block to complete the outer ring.

At this point your block should measure 11.5″ x 11.5″” and will result in an 11″ x 11″ block when assembled in the quilt top. For your second block please continue to use the Kona black but feel free to choose another bright solid.

Feel free to make more than two blocks if you are so inclined – we may even have enough blocks to make an extra quilt! Thanks everyone and if there are any questions please e-mail me.