A big thank you to Amber for playing the part of Jen, our Secretary :)
Show and Tell – Linda showed a baby quilt with frogs quilted in the design.
Lael showed her disappearing nine patch quilt.
Fern showed her quilt with piping in it and the quilting challenges the piping caused.
Lisa showed off the progress on her stripey quilt. It is a quilt as you go project.
Diane showed off her spool & star quilt top. She also showed a mini stained glass quilt for a swap in another group. She also showed off her Elvis quilt.
Deb showed off a star block that was foundation pieced. There is a lot of interest in having a workshop on it. It was decided that we would do it this coming Saturday.
Wilson's in Boaz is having a huge sale July 13-15.
Upcoming Sewing Saturdays and meetings...
July 14 – Star block led by Deb and it's Christmas in July. We are also having our first guild yard sale that day. It will be one to not miss!
***for the yard sale, Please have your items measured(if they are precut), priced and notated if they are prewashed.
Aug 4 – Sparkle Punch Quilt
Aug 25 – Over the Rainbow Boxy Quilt
Sept 15 – Jelly Roll Race in the morning
Oct 6 – no theme set
Oct 27 – no theme set
The next monthly meeting is Aug 7.
Deb talked about the Jelly Roll Race Quilt aka the lasagna quilt or the 1600 quilt.
She had seen one yesterday that caught her eye - it was rainbow colored - not all scrappy and mismatched. It really gchanged her opinion on that quilt. Here is a link to the quilt. Last night she could not locate it... http://www.quiltingboard.com/pictures-f5/rainbow-lasagne-quilt-t193147.html
An email was sent out through the yahoogroup with links to less scrappy & chaotic versions of the quilt.
We also discussed making the quilt larger. It looks like the equivalent of 4 jelly roll packs would be needed to make a top 96 x 120. Someone online used this quilt as a quilt backing.
Deb did a demonstration of fast pinwheel blocks (4 at a time half square triangles) & 8 at a time half square triangles. She started with four patches, 9 patches and a square in the center surrounded by a second color. Here is a link to the pinwheels http://yarn-or-fabric.weebly.com/1/post/2012/07/playing-with-my-pinwheels.html The math behind the 4 at a time half square triangles http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutorials-f10/easiest-pinwheels-t57124.html
and the 8 at a time half square triangles... http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutorials-f10/fast-way-do-8-time-half-square-triangles-hst-straight-grain-edges-t141047.html