Apr 192013

Hi everyone! It was so wonderful to see you all again at our April meeting! There was some great back & forth discussion regarding both the block challenge and the fabric swap for our May meeting, so we wanted to clarify the details and add some information since we last met. In the interest of keeping things modern and simple, some of these details have changed since the April meeting; please read the guidelines below for all of the information, and comment if you have any questions!

Block Challenge (to be presented at the May 13th meeting):

Please bring an Attic Windows block (as demonstrated by Rob at the April meeting) that will be collected and joined to other members’ blocks for a charity quilt project. Use these guidelines for the cutting and assembly of the 12″ finished block. In order to keep the blocks cohesive, we ask that you use black fabric for the vertical rectangle and top half of your HST (half square triangle) unit, and use white fabric for the horizontal rectangle and bottom half of your HST unit. For the 8 1/2″ square of “focus” fabric, we ask that you use a print in the modern aesthetic in the following color palette: black, white, and turquoise. This print does not need to have all 3 colors, but should be palette limited to no more than those 3 colors. You are welcome to make more than one of these Attic Windows blocks for the charity quilt if you have the fabric, motivation, and time to do so! We can’t wait to see the modern interpretation of this traditional block!

Fabric Swap Raffle:

For a fun change of pace, we’ve decided to host a fabric swap for our May meeting raffle! Participation in the swap is optional. If you are interested in participating, please bring 2 fat quarters:

  • 1 solid
  • 1 modern geometric or abstract print

Swap fabrics will be assembled into 2 bundles and raffled off at the meeting. Everyone who brings 2 fat quarters will be eligible to win, and we’ll have 2 winners!

Looking forward to seeing you all in May, if not sooner!