Thursday, July 25, 2019

Big Quilts workshop this Saturday

This Saturday, July 27 is our Choo Choo Quilters annual Cuddle Quilt Workshop. Our goal this year is to make "big quilts" for the Chambliss Center for Children and our Cuddle Quilt workshop is always very productive for this endeavor but it's also a fun day to sew and visit with fellow guild members, both past and present.
August block: Triangle Surprise Disappearing 9-patch with plaids.

What to bring
If you don't already have something to work on, kits for this year's Big Quilts project will be available at the workshop on Saturday. Two ironing boards with irons will be set up for shared use. Other items to bring are:
  • sewing machine and an extension cord 
  • the usual sewing supplies—pins, scissors, seam ripper, etc.
  • 18" x 24" (or similar size) cutting mat—if you want to work on a Big Quilt kit
  • rotary cutter and cutting ruler
  • a snack to share (orange juice and coffee will be provided).

Time and Location
The workshop will be held:
Saturday, July 27
9 am - 3 pm
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
3204 Hixson Pike 
(next door to Stuart Heights Baptist Church)
Hixson, TN

Please park in the lower parking lot in the back. Enter through the door to the nursery. Contact Sherry Reed if you have any questions.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Tea Cup Blocks in coral and blue

With six months into the year, the Choo Choo Quilters Cuddle Quilt project has made strong and steady progress. The June block pattern is another easy-to-piece block called the Tea Cup Block. This block uses only two 10" squares of contrasting fabrics and will yield two blocks when assembled.

Tea Cup Block. Unfinished size: 9" (8.5" finished)

Color, Value and Pattern
  • The color scheme for these blocks is ivory/soft white, coral and blue. 
  • Value: when choosing your fabric pairing, the fabrics should be a light and a dark or a light and a medium
  • The CQ coordinators have specified patterned fabrics (not solids). 
The blocks can be made with all blue, all coral or a mix. Here is an examples of a possible fabric pull.
Fabric examples for Tea Cup cuddle quilt blocks.
Instructions for cutting and piecing can be found in this video. Bring completed blocks to the July guild meeting or the annual Cuddle Quilt workshop on Saturday, July 27.