2018-2019 Quilt Show News

The President's Challenge quilt theme for our 2019 show is the 1920's also known as the Roaring 20's.

Sides must be a minimum of 10" and a maximum of 20".

Announcing the Quilt Show RAFFLE QUILT BLOCK

DEADLINE FOR FINISHED BLOCKS IS our OCTOBER 13th Meeting!

Click HERE for pdf instructions.

All, I’m very excited to introduce our block for this year’s raffle quilt: the curved log cabin block!  This block is just as easy as a regular log cabin block, except the strips aren’t all cut the same size. It’s a great stash buster!! Please bring your finished blocks to the September or October meeting.

Our color scheme is whites/off whites/creams for the skinny strips and cool colors for the wider strips - think brights and jewel tones. Think sapphire, bright blues, emerald, royal purples, teals, etc. Please avoid pastels.

We’re using this Missouri Star Quilts You Tube tutorial. Click HERE for the tutorial. 

The tutorial is designed to use a jelly roll and a “honey cake” (1.5” precut strips) but it’s just as easy to cut from yardage and scraps. I used all scraps for mine. Cutting instructions are as follows:

From the white/off-white/cream:
B - One 1.5” by 2.5” strip
C - One 1.5” by 3.5” strip
F - One 1.5” by 5.5” strip
G - One 1.5” by 6.5” strip
J - One 1.5” by 8.5” strip
K -One 1.5” by 9.5” strip
From the cool/jewel tones:
A - One 2.5” Square
D - One 2.5” by 3.5” strip
E - One 2.5” by 5.5” strip
H - One 2.5” by 6.5” strip
I - One 2.5” by 8.5” strip
L -One 2.5” by 9.5” strip
M - One 2.5” by 11.5” strip

Start with your center square (A) and add strips B and C, moving clockwise. Continue in alphabetical order. You will finish with an 11.5” block.  I recommend pressing toward the dark fabric.

We’re hoping for a queen-sized quilt, which means we need 64 blocks. I bet you won’t be able to make just one! I chain pieced my blocks and they were addictive! I love how they turned out and I can’t wait to see all your blocks and the final quilt!

If you have any questions, come find me at the September meeting!

Sincerely,
Krisztina (raffle quilt chair)