Monday, June 19, 2017

Online Activity for June

This month we are going to make Kylie Kelsheimer's Starry Sky block. It's a fun paper-pieced block and the free pattern is available on her blog at

We will make the 12-inch block, pattern pieces on pages 4-7 of the pattern PDF.  Please use white with black designs/text for the background, and bright solids for the star points.

 If you need a refresher on paper piecing, Carol Doan has very good instructions here.
I found it useful to write "white and black" or "solid" on each section of the pattern pieces. 
Place fabric right-side out (wrong side against paper) on the back of the paper. 

To assemble the A-E sections, I sewed A to D, then sewed C to E, then sewed A+D to C+E, finally sewed B to the side.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Meeting this Saturday May 20

Hi everyone,

Our next meeting is this Saturday.  We will be at the Oshtemo branch of the Kalamazoo library.

Info here:

Carolyn will be doing a presentation on how to design and print fabric using Spoonflower.

The library opens at 10am and we will start the meeting at 10:30 am. Feel free to come early and stay after for social time.  We have the room until 2pm.

See you Saturday.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

April/May online activity

This month is an opportunity to get scrappy and use up some of your modern fabric stash!

Let's use this tutorial, from Amanda Jean Nyberg at Crazy Mom Quilts, to make scrappy pineapple blocks without paper piecing.

Like Amanda, Let's use bright modern fabric for the center and "cross",  and white or low-volume prints for the "x" and corners. 

Finished size is 16" square. 

I'll post mine as soon as I do it :-)

Post before or bring to the May meeting for a chance to win them all! Rules here.