Sunday 04/30/2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday 04/30/2017, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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A Taste of Summer Carnival with Mickey Depre
Join the fun of a colorful and adventurous day with making the Meems quilt block featured in Half-Scrap Quilts in the quilt Summer Carnival.
Strips of fabric 1.5” and 2.5” wide are sewn, cut, and sewn again to make this twist on a traditional Sisters' Choice block.
There are so many variables—two-color palette, florals, print themes, or just dig into your scrap bin and play. I want you to make this block your own, show off your style, and have fun.
Confident Beginners to Advanced Quilters will enjoy this workshop.
Now gather up your scraps because we have some Meems blocks to make!
Basic quilt-making skills required: rotary cutting, piecing a 1/4" seam.
Note: Sewing machines provided for use in the classroom.
Ruler 6" x 12" for general cutting; marking pen or pencil visible on light and dark fabrics (I love Sakura white gel pens for marking dark fabrics.You can find these in the scrapbooking section of most hobby stores).
The goal in class is to make a few scrappy “Meems Quilt blocks”. Fabric yardage is somewhat open-ended as some will sew faster than others. Feel free to bring more…never bring less. ☺
1. (12-15) 1.5" x 10" strips. This 10" length is a MINIMUM, strips can be longer. Make sure you have a good variety of colors,values, and prints.
2. (7-10) 2.5" x 15" strips. Again, 15" is a MINIMUM. DO NOT REPEAT FABRICS USED IN #1.
3. (3-4) 2.5" x WOF strips that are light-colored neutrals. Small prints will work but shouldn’t compete with the explosion of color that is the rest of the block. You truly want this fabric to be a background.
Most Important Supply: A Sense of Humor and a smiling face. We are going to spend some time sewing (and possibly swapping) fabric with a bunch of new friends. The ability to listen, laugh, and learn will make it a success for all who walk thru the door!
While the sample quilt is truly scrappy in all the blocks, for those who wish to bring a focus fabric in it can be done, I suggest a minimum of a half yard or 1.5 yards if you are considering using it in the star triangles. In fact, why not two focus fabrics and break the blocks into two groups for a checkerboard look.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.