The block of the month for December is the Improv Quarter Log Cabin, from A Quilter’s Table. Find the tutorial here.
Colors for this month are grey and yellow, and the size should be 12.5”, unfinished. Please bring your completed block to the next meeting!
One of our members is a breast surgeon and has requested pillows for her surgery patients to allow them to recover in relative comfort. These are very quick, easy, and a great use of bits and pieces from your scrap bin! If you make any, please bring them to any general membership meeting.
Piece some bits together, then cut to size.
Small version: cut fabric 7”x9”.
Larger size: cut fabric 9”x11”.
With wrong sides together and a 1/2” seam allowance, stitch around all four sides, leaving about 3-4” unstitched...be sure to backstitch at start and end!
Turn right side out, and stuff moderately firm with polyfil.
Blindstitch closed (or edgestitch by machine).
Clean up with a lint roller and you are done.
November’s block of the month will be a block lotto! For every block you make, you get a ticket. We will put all the tickets in a jar/hat/bowl and pull one (or two if we get a lot of blocks) and whoever has the winning ticket(s) gets all the blocks.
This is smaller than our normal block and is 9" unfinished. As always, please leave the final trimming to whoever ends up with all of the blocks.
We are using the fall tree colors (yellow, gold, orange, green, that strange reddish-purplely color some of the leaves turn) and the blue of the autumn sky with a cream background and dark stem. Karen made her samples for the blog photos using Kona bone and black, but anything similar would work.
You can deviate a bit from the tutorial - Karen was using scraps and used anything from 1.5 to 3 inch strips. She also threw a cream strip in her leaves because she liked the way it looked in the quilt at the end of the tutorial. Please pay attention to the directional cutting of your strip blocks (see next photo) or you will end up with all left sides of the leaf (see last photo) and no right sides.