Saturday, June 29, 2013

quilt retreat!

Alright everyone, we're planning the retreat in Creston, Iowa at the "Quilts and Other Notions" retreat center. I'm putting out a poll to find out which weekend would be better. Details (such as price, location, directions, roommates, etc) will follow. Keep in mind our August meeting would be August 6th. Please vote for which option would work better for you if you can attend either. There will be more retreats in the future, I'm sure.

Which weekend would work better for you for a quilt retreat in Creston, Iowa?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June block(s) of the month

I'll be back later with more info from the June meeting, but I wanted to post the links for this month's block(s) of the month so you can get started.

Both blocks use half-square triangles (HSTs). The pink and green block on the right is a variation of flying geese made with HSTs. You can find the tutorial here from Jeni at In Color Order. If you'd like to use HSTs to make a zigzag block (the pink block on the left), you can find that tutorial here from The Sometimes Crafter.

Feel free to use the tutorials as a guide and alter them if you wish. I am overrun with 5 inch charm squares from participating in numerous swaps so I'll probably end up using those instead of 4 inch squares. Post pictures of your blocks in our flickr group and be sure to bring them to the July meeting!