Sunday, February 5, 2023

1st Quarter Challenge - Panel Challenge

 

1st Quarter Challenge - Panel Challenge 


Our 1st Quarter Challenge for 2023 is the Quilt Panel Challenge! This will be due at our March meeting on the 7th.
Rules for the challenge -
**Choose any printed panel you’d like but you must add something to the panel or change it in some way. You can’t just quilt the panel and bind it. But you don’t actually have to cut into the the panel - add a border, sashing, fun embellishments, etc.
**You must ensure the panel or piece of the panel are still the main feature of the quilt.
**Minimum size of 36”x60” and Maximum size of 54”x78”
**Once completed you may choose to keep or we can work with you to donate it based on the proper audience. (Babies vs adults)
We will have a vote at our March meeting for the most creative use of a preprinted panel and award a ribbon to the winner!
Have fun with this challenge! I’m sure most of us have a panel or two laying around that we bought 1-12 years ago thinking we’d do great things with it. Well here’s our chance!!

January Meeting Minutes

 January Meeting Minutes have been posted to the meeting minutes tab.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

February 23 BOM - Stars Over Omaha - Blazing Star



Blazing Star Block 

OMQG February 2023 Block of the Month (BOM) Printable Link to Pattern

Block Origins: Nancy Cabot published the Blazing Star block pattern in the Chicago Tribune in 1933 in her daily quilting column. 

This 12-inch (finished size) block can be constructed with the Accuquilt BOB die, paper-piecing or templates. Please read all instructions before beginning. 

Fabric Suggestions – It’s YOUR Quilt, choose what makes YOU happy! You need five fabrics for this block as pictured. 

Background fabric -- solid or tone-on-tone (TOT) print 

Medium Outer Star Points fabric – select two fabrics in with a medium value. Dark Inner Star Points fabric – select two fabrics with a darker value. 

Choose your cutting method or paper piecing: 

Rotary Cutter and Templates (template link

• Background – Pieces A & AR (eight pieces) 

Cut four of each pieces A & AR 

• Medium Outer Star Points – Pieces B & BR (eight pieces, four of each color) • Cut four B pieces in medium fabric #1 

Cut four BR pieces in medium fabric #2 

• Dark Inner Star Points – Pieces C & CR (eight pieces, four of each color) • Cut four C pieces in dark fabric #1 

Cut four CR pieces in dark fabric #2 

Accuquilt 12” Blazing Star BOB die 

• Background – Pieces A & AR (eight pieces) 

Cut four 4” x 9” rectangles. Stack rectangles in 

pairs, wrong sides together. 

Sub-cut four pairs of Shape A, wrong sides 

together 

• Medium Outer Star Points – Pieces B & BR (eight pieces, 

four of each color)

Starch fabric for best results before cuttingCut two 4” x 8” rectangles each from two medium fabrics 

Sub-cut shape B with medium fabric #1 pieces stacked wrong sides up Sub-cut four Shape B with medium fabric #2 pieces stacked right sides up 

• Dark Inner Star Points – Pieces C & CR (eight pieces, four of each color) • Cut two 4” x 10” rectangles each in two different fabrics 

Sub-cut shape B with dark fabric #1 stacked wrong sides up 

Sub-cut four Shape B with dark fabric #2 stacked right sides up 

Paper Piecing Option (pattern link

● Print 4 copies of the link above. Measure the top side of A1 to make sure it is 6" before continuing.

Sewing the Block (sewing instructions link) 

1. Use scant ¼” seam allowance. 

2. Construct four blocks as indicated in steps 1 – 4 of the sewing instructions. These should measure 6 ½”. 

3. Lay out blocks as indicated in diagram and sew together in steps 5 – 6.


Measurement check: Finished Blazing Star block should measure 12 ½ inches square to finish at 12 inches when it is sewn into the quilt. 


Additional Resources: 
Paper Piecing and template patterns by Stephanie Jacobson – THANK YOU! www.stephjacobsondesigns.com IG: @stephjacbsondesigns 

Block Assembly instructional video by Eleanor Burns & Accuquilt: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNtNmWuvpEE 

PDF sewing instructions: 

https://www.accuquilt.com/media/assets/blockassembly/55051-go-blazing-star-instrucs.pdf 

General Paper Piecing instructional video by Angela Walters: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Kx4Q7JSwQ










Friday, January 6, 2023

February Block Lotto

 February Block Lotto


Fabrics - 
Background - Low Volumes, white or gray
Heart - Pink or Purple

Size - 10' finished


Blocks are due at February meeting on 2/7. Each finished block will give you one entry to winning the blocks. If enough blocks are made to make more than one quilt, multiple winners may be drawn. 


Monday, January 2, 2023

January 23 BOM - Stars Over Omaha - Twinkle Star

OMQG 23 - January Stars Over Omaha 

Twinkle Star

Based on a free block by Angela Feldbush SuperScrappy.blogspot.com 

This 12-inch (finished size) block contains triangle-in-a-square blocks  

which can be made using traditional methods, paper foundation  

piecing or an Accuquilt die. Please read all instructions before beginning. 

Fabric Suggestions – It’s YOUR Quilt, choose what makes YOU happy! 

Background fabric -- Solid or tone-on-tone (TOT) print 

Star fabric -- solid, tone-on-tone (TOT) or multicolor print 

Accent fabric -- coordinating solid or tone-on-tone (TOT) 

Cutting Fabric with Rotary Cutter 

Four 4 ½-inch squares of Background fabric 

One 4 ½-inch square of Star fabric 

Eight 2 ½-inch squares of Accent fabric 

Four 4 ½-inch triangle-in-a-square units made with large triangle from Star fabric and  small triangles from Background fabric using tri-rec rulers or paper-piecing pattern 

OPTIONAL - Four 3-inch squares of Accent fabric 

Cutting Fabric with Accuquilt 8” Qube and Companion Angles Qube Background fabric - Four 8” Qube Shape #1 

Star fabric – One 8” Qube Shape #1 

Accent fabric – Eight 8” Qube Shape #2 

Four triangle-in-a-square units made with large triangle from Star fabric and small  triangles from Background fabric with 8” Companion Angles Qube Shapes #13 & 14 or  4” finished Triangles in a Square Die #55409 

OPTIONAL - Four 3-inch squares of Accent fabric -- 10” Qube Shape #2; or 5” Qube  Shape #1; or cut 3" strips with Strip Cutter-3", then rotate 90° and sub cut into 3"  squares.

Triangle-in-a-Square Notes: 

You may cut the triangle-in-a-square units using an Accuquilt cutter, triangle-in-a-square rulers or by paper-piecing method. There are YouTube tutorial videos in the Additional  Resources. 

If you are using triangle-in-a-square rulers, you should start with a strip that is 4 ½ inches wide.  Refer to the directions included in your triangle-in-a-square rulers. You may need a strip 4 ¾  inches wide. 

If you are paper-piecing the triangle-in-a-square units, choose the template for the 4” finished  block. https://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/triangle-in-a-square-quilt-block.html 

Sewing the Block (use scant ¼” seam allowance) 

1. Sew the four triangle-in-a-square units. For this block, the large triangle should be cut  from the Star fabric and the two small triangles from the Background. Note that the orientation of the units is the block is such that the large triangle points AWAY from the  center of the block. 

2. Add the small squares to the triangle-in-a-square units. 

With the right sides of the fabric together, align a 2 ½” square with the bottom right edge of the sewn unit. 

Draw a line diagonally across the 2 ½” square. Note: you can also use an iron to press a crease diagonally across the square. 

Sew ON the line. 

Trim ¼ inch from sewn line 

Press seam 

3. Repeat on other side. These units should measure 4 ½-inch square.

4. OPTIONAL – If you wish to add snowball corners to the outside squares, use the same technique to add a single 3” square to each of the large background squares. These units should measure 4 ½-inches square. 

5. Lay out the units in a 9-patch to form the block. 

(Shown with optional corner snowballs). 

6. Sew together each row of 3 units, then 

sew the three rows together to form  

the block. 

Measurement check: each finished 

Twinkle Star block should measure 12 ½ 

inches square to finish at 12 inches when it  

is sewn into the quilt.

Additional Resources: 

Paper-pieced triangle-in-a-square block pattern: Choose the 4” finished pattern version. https://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/triangle-in-a-square-quilt-block.html 

How to make Triangle-in-a-Square block without specialty rulers: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7v9TQ-9ovQ&t=769s 

Tutorial using triangle-in-a-square rulers: 

Tri-Rec Tools rulers: https://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/tri-recs-triangle-ruler.html Amanda Murphy rulers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pX5YWE3tbA 

Check for instructions & videos on YouTube by your ruler’s manufacturer. They seem to have slightly  different instructions. 

Accuquilt Triangle-in-a-Square block tutorial: https://homemadeemilyjane.com/accuquilt-triangle-in square/ 

Accuquilt Cutting Equivalents Chart: 

https://www.accuquilt.com/media/assets/refcharts/GO_Cutting_Equivalents_Chart-QQJ31.pdf So Scrappy Blog: https://superscrappy.blogspot.com/p/rsc16-sampler.html

OMQG BOM January 2023 Need help? Lynn Poly bom@omahamqg.com








 

Final Layout OMQG 22 BOM

 Final Layout OMQG 22 BOM Quilt 


For the final quilt top please piece together using the above layout. Because these blocks were all taken from different quilts and everyone sews just a bit differently things may not line up just exactly right. You may need to take some creative liberties in adding to or trimming of the blocks to make them all fit together in the end. Once You have your final quilt top we would love to see your completed quilt top! If on Instagram don't forget to tag @omahamq and #omqg22bom

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