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Skye Quilters’ Eye Candy

A few photos from a few recent meetings.

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What You Need for Monday’s Strip & Curved Piecing Project

Circles Quilt by Jennifer Lewis of Skye Quilt Studio

Wall hanging by Jennifer Lewis. 36×24″

At Monday’s meeting we are doing strip piecing plus curved piecing, inspired by Jenny’s circles wall hanging (see photo to the right). You could just make up a few blocks and make a cushion cover, table runner or thinner wall hanging.

Fabric requirements:
Blocks, Circles & Half Circles
Fabric Options1. A selection of up to 15 – 20 fabrics;
a. that start with one colour and move through to another colour or
b. you could just have a selection of two basic colours or
c. a selection of just one colour – light to dark
For her wall hanging, Jenny used a mustard colour through brown to black.

The strips are cut 1¼“ wide and 20” long. Jennny says: “I cut mine from fat quarters and left over bits so they were a bit longer than this. I used 3 strips from each fabric for the blocks, circles and half circles and 1 strip from each fabric for the border.”
Fabric Options

Background Fabric
2. A background fabric that is used for plain blocks, circles and half circles – depending on how big a quilt you are going to make a fat quarter or half metre will do. The background fabric should be a mix of all the colours in the strips (the long strips alongside the fat quarters in the photo).

Inner Border
3. This is cut 1 ¼” wide to match the strips – so amount will depend on how big a quilt you make. Jenny used less than 1/8 of a metre.

Other Items
4. Wadding
5. Backing
6. Natural coloured piecing thread
7. Quilting thread
8. Tacking thread

Other Items to Bring Along
– Sewing machine (don’t forget the foot pedal and plug) – make sure you have cleaned it and you have new needle
– ¼” foot
– Spray starch
– Pins
– Freezer paper
– Walking foot if you get as far as quilting
– Appliqué foot for your sewing machine to sew the half circles and full circles onto the blocks
– Rotary cutter with a nice sharp blade
– Rotary cutting ruler
– Cutting mat
– Iron and ironing mat
– Your basic sewing kit

Jenny will bring some plastic templates for use on the day and print off a few copies for you to take home with you and make at home if you intend to carry on with the project.

Hope to see you all on Monday!

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What You’ll Need for Our First 2015 Meeting!

Wedges – Art Nouveau Thistle Wall Hanging Skye quilters Jennifer LewisBest wishes for a fabric- and fun-filled 2015 to all Skye quilters and our quilting friends worldwide! We’re starting the year with a workshop on Monday to create an Art Nouveau Thistle Wall Hanging.

Jenny will email instructions, but in the meantime here’s what you’ll need to bring:

Flower Head Petals:

Colour 1 – 1 x strip 2” x 20”

Colour 2 – 1 x strip 2½” x 20”

Colour 3 – 1 x strip 1½” x 20”

Colour 4 – 1 x strip 1½” x 20”

Centre of Flower:

4” square in either a green or a colour to match your choice of flower head

Stem & Leaves:

2 fat quarters in different greens

Background:

Fat quarter in a light colour

Inner Frame & Binding:

22” x 10” (or half a fat quarter)

Threads

Threads for piecing and quilting

Wadding

22” x 22”

Bondaweb

17” x 12”

Backing:

Butter muslin 22” x 22” if you wish to quilt and embellish before adding the backing

Fat quarter for actual backing

Strip of fabric for the sleeve

Other Items to Bring Along

  • Sewing machine (don’t forget the foot pedal and plug) – make sure you have cleaned it and you have new needle

  • ¼” foot

  • Walking foot

  • Rotary cutter with a nice sharp blade

  • Rotary cutting ruler **

  • Cutting mat **

  • 15 degree wedge ruler if you have one – I have some for sale if you find you enjoy making the wedges and wish to buy one

  • Iron and ironing mat **

  • Your basic sewing kit and paper scissors

  • Pencil

** We do have these items in the group but it would help if you bought your own to save time waiting for your turn.

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Scrap Quilt Meeting Coming Up

Scrap Quilt

Our next meeting is this coming Monday (7th July). The plan is to set to and make the top of the raffle quilt for our exhibition next month. So please could you bring with you fabric scrap 5” squares. If you have quite a few charm square packs that you have never got around to using perhaps you could bring those too. The idea is to mix and match all colours, dark and light fabrics.

Apart from the fabric could you also bring along:
– Pencil
– Ruler
– Sewing machine (with ¼” foot if you have one)
– Neutral colour thread

Hope to see you all!

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Skye Quilters Meetings: May to September 2014

May 5th – Jenny’s, Skye Quilt Studio

May 19th – TBA

June 2nd – Aros – Dawn Cameron-Dick workshop

Skye Quilters Meeting 17 January 2011

June 16th – Shirley’s

July 7th – Aros (making small things for our exhibition)

July 21st – TBA

August 4th – Aros

August 18th – Brenda’s

September 1st – Aros

September 15th – TBA

October 6th – Aros – Hessian Forrest workshop

Please let Jenny know if you want to host a meeting on any of the available dates.

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Monday’s Meeting: Piecing Curves & Making Continuous Bias Binding

Piecing curves We’re going round the bend at this Monday’s meeting… Jenny will be teaching us how to piece curves and how to make continuous bias binding. Instructions have been emailed to everyone, so check your inboxes.

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First Meeting of 2014

Another work in progressHappy New Year to everyone! May 2014 be a year filled with gorgeous fabrics, interesting projects, and perhaps the final stitches in of some UFOs.

Just a quick reminder: our first meeting of 2014 isn’t this coming Monday (6th) but on the 20th. Hope to see you all there (upstairs at Aros, 10am to 4pm).

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