Sunday, July 27, 2014

June DYO Block

Use die "Quilt Block A"  4 1/2 " square
And "quilt Block B". 2 1/2" square
Make sure you don't use the green dies!!!

Red - cut 10 - 2 1/2" squares - "QB B"
Blue - cut 8 - 2 1/2" squares - "QB B"
White - cut 10 - 2 1/2" squares - "QB B"
    And  4 - 4 1/2" squares - "QB A"
Sew 2Red and 2 White to make center four patch
Sew 8 blue and 8 white to make corner for patch
Take the 4 1/2" white and sew a2 1/2" red to 2 corners using flip and turn method. Make 4 of these. 
Assemble block as shown.

Hope these directions are easy to follow.


Friday, July 18, 2014

July Die Cutter's Guild Meeting

We do have a way of getting... distracted, don't we?

Our 'scheduled' project for July was "Christmas Bags". The problem was that no one remembered who was presenting the project or why we were going to do it.  (We didn't do it.)

Remember The Meeting That Almost Wasn't? You know the one - April, when Phyllis made a lovely cake to share for Roni's going away 'party'. And somebody's car just went into auto-pilot and took them home instead of to the meeting. And somebody was sick. And somebody just plain forgot. And somebody else was held hostage on the Amtrak...  Yes, that meeting.  It appears that a new member joined that night - paid their dues and everything - and we just figured that out at this month's meeting.

These highlights (and much, much more!) are in the Minutes of the Meeting, posted for your edification on a brand-spanking-new tab on our webpage.

If you're reading this from the webpage (, it's up there at the top of the page, just under the title. If you're reading this in your email, click on the link above and then click on the tab. If you have any problems reading the minutes,  let me know and I'll attach a copy to you in an email.


Monday, July 14, 2014

May DYO Block

Well, sure. Two days before the July meeting, let's get the instructions for the May block posted, okay?

May's block was designed by Roni.

It is a 6½" (unfinished) block.

Since I've done the unthinkable and cleaned up my sewing area, the original instructions are "in a safe place". A call to Susie got me this, though:

Using the dies with the GREEN labels,
Cut one F from white
Cut two Es from blue
Cut two Es from red

DON'T do what I did with the colors. The center should be white, the corners should alternate between red and blue, as shown in Roni's original sketch.

It probably doesn't come as a surprise that I had some problem with this block. Or the blockhead that was trying to sew it.  I found that I needed to use a REALLY scant ¼" seam to get the block to the correct size.  Did anyone else experience that, or am I (again) special?