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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

HAVE YOUR TRIED THIS TECHNIQUE FOR 1/2 SQUARE TRIANGLES?

I have some more items to show you from the Saturday Sampler class at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  First of all I want to show you my block for this month.  I never did show you a picture of what it was supposed to look like and, as usual, I didn’t get my block finished until the night before class.  What I am eager to show you is how it was done.
Included in our kit last month were four pieces of paper from a packet like this.  You can find these wonderful helpers at the Attic Window Quilt Shop in two different sizes. 
Since I have trouble with accurate piecing, I was anxious to see if these were going to be of help.  The instructions said to take two squares of fabric, place them facing each other with the paper on top and sew on the dotted lines.
Above is my sewn piece.  This is a wonderful way to make a zillion half squares triangles in no time at all. 
Then you cut on the straight lines, tear off the paper, and iron.  You get eight half square triangles from each square of paper.
Here is one of my perfect squares.  I was delighted with how my block turned out.  I didn’t have to un-stitch once!  I would highly recommend this method if you have lots of half square triangles to make.
Above is a picture of what our blocks should look like this month. I may have to get some more of those packets of papers.
 
DON’T FORGET: 
  • The Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilters 2013 Quilt Show is this weekend, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Co. Expo Center & Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Mi 49048.  Exit 80 on I-94 North on Sprinkle. Admission is $7.00 per adult.  Children under 12 are Free.  Be sure and stop by the Attic Window Quilt Shop’s booth.
  • Tall Pine Quilters Fall Quilt Show is Friday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the All Saints Church Hall, 500 Iroquois Drive, Fremont, MI.  Admission is $4 which covers the two-day event.  Vendors will include the Attic Window Quilt Shop. 
ON ANOTHER NOTE:  Did you know that Stephanie from Peas In A Pod has a pattern published in this issue of Generation Q Magazine.  You can even download the pattern and instructions for this quilt at the magazine's website.  Click on the link that says Baubles and Bangles.   You can see a picture of the quilt by going to the Great Lakes Modern Quilt Guild blog and scroll down until you see Stephanie holding the quilt. Congratulations Stephanie!!!  Can't wait to make this one!

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

2 comments:

Marcia Ruiz said...

Hello Caroll!
I liked very much this thecnique. The block is perfect and the colors are fantastic.
Kisses!

Mama Pea said...

I have tried similar techniques, and they are great. I love how accurate everything comes out.

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Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

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