Sunday, March 10, 2013

Lets "Owl" Sew Together Retreat

The retreat was at homestead and was a blast.  THANK YOU Beth Emmett and Tamara Ellis for all your hard work. Also Thank you to Susan Turpin for teaching us the cute owl pin cushin's, Deonn Stott and Debbie Proctor for teach the drunkards path (so many ideas to do with it), and Sally Siggard and Rachel Crane for your hard work on the Design challenge.
Here in the link for the papers for the design challenge.  Go to  Print out the 2 inch half square triangles.  Sew two sheets of triangles.  Each one with a dark and light fabric.  Sew on the doted lines and the cut on the drawn blocks.  Don't cut the two triangles apart.  it will be easier to trading to give two triangle blocks this way.
Here are some pictures to enjoy from the retreat and guild meeting.

Barbara Finished her Design challenge from 2008
A peak at projects Deonn has been making for Riley Blake with their new circle rulers

 Susan's cute owl pin cushions that she taught us

 Kandy finished her scarf that she was knitting
 Cami using the GO cutters that Deonn and Debbie brought for us to use for the drunkards path

 Door prized

 Our Charity project update. We had 34 quilts donated to the FFA group to tie and give to the road home group.  They loved them.  Debbie did a drawing for a fabric bundle for everyone that did a charity quilt.  Carol Hunt was the lucky winner of this bundle.

 Everyone in the guild got or will get a 3 ring binder with everyone's names and a lace to keep all of our guild info.  The quilt on the front is Margaret Schloss's Heber valley row Quilt.  What a great way to keep everything together.
 A quick look at Kami's part of her HMQS design quilt
 Patti's cute blocks
 Leah's cute blocks
 Bonnie has been busy she made this pillow case, table runners for all the holidays, and 2 king size quilts.  Glad to see that you are recovering from hip surgery and doing well.

 Beth made this cute dress for her daughter at the retreat
 Carol's cute block, her quilt from the class she took at winter fest

 Carols Oops quilt.  She was suppose to cut 2 1/2" strips and cut 1 1/2 " strips.  It is still amazing
 Barabara O. jelly row quilt
 Celeni made this apron for her mother
 Shelia finished a beautiful quilt
 Sally's blocks
 Chynna made some Beautiful quilts.  Congratulations to her for receiving her LDS mission call to Washington state while at the retreat.

 Tricia has been busy making grandma's garden blocks.  This quilt from home spuns are for her Dad
 Tricia made this beautiful quilt out of dollies for her mother.  Sorry the picture is blury.

Vicky made this Beautiful quilt.  Here is a closer look at it

Deonn made a cute tree skirt
 OUr pin cushion exchange.  Everyone made some fun pincushions.  I love to see everyones creativity.
 visiting with friends
Waiting around for our finial drawing of the retreat.

 Kandy finished a quilt her mother asked her to do and it will be going back there.

Debbie has been organizing her sewing room.  Looks amazing.
Her  "HOT"ness per comments last posting.  We all love you Timpi

Celtic Twist block

Here are the instructions for this months Block of the Month

Celtic Twist

Celtic Twist
Skill Level

Finished Block Size
12" x 12"
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Ireland QBOM (Quilt Block of the Month)

Cutting Instructions 
(cut in order listed)
White/green print (background)
   4 rectangles 3½″ x 6½″
   1 square 3½˝ x 3½˝
   4 squares 2˝ x 2˝
Dark green swirl print, medium lime mottle, light green floral, and dark green texture (links)—cut from each:
   1 strip 2˝ x 5˝
   1 rectangle 2˝ x 3½˝
   3 squares 2˝ x 2˝

Piecing the Block
  1. Referring to Diagram I, sew together 1 white/green print 2˝ square, 1 dark green swirl print 2˝ square, and 1 medium lime mottle 2½˝ x 3½˝ rectangle to make pieced square. Make 4 total in fabric arrangements shown.
  2. Draw diagonal line on wrong side of lime 2˝ square. Place marked square on white/green3½˝ x 6½˝ rectangle, right sides together, aligning raw edges (Diagram II). Stitch on drawn line; trim away and discard excess fabric. Open and press. Repeat on opposite end of rectangle with light green floral 2˝ square to make pieced rectangle. Make 4 total in fabric arrangements shown.
  3. Referring to Diagram III-A for fabric placement,lay out 2˝ x 5˝ strips around white/green 3½˝ square.Stitch first seam as shown, starting approximately 2˝ (dot) from top left corner of center square. Open strip and press partial seam. Following seaming order, add remaining strips. Complete partial seam to make block center (Diagram III-B).
  4. Arrange pieced squares, pieced rectangles, and block center as shown (Diagram IV). Check placement to make sure that links appear to interlock. Sew 3 rows, and then sew rows together to make Celtic Twist Block.

Celtic Twist
Diagram 2
Diagram 3A       Diagram 3B
Diagram 4