Monday, September 12, 2016

QuiltCon East Charity Quilt Challenge Progress

At Saturday's Sew-In, more than a half-dozen quilters began laying out and cutting up improv blocks received from some of our chapter members.

With lots of input, we decided to cut the improv blocks into a variety of sizes to fulfill the challenge rule of "scale." Then, using President Debbie's 72" X 72" design wall, the sunny skies were arranged to surround the gorgeous improv sun made by Becky.

Likewise, the sea and sand improv blocks were cut into standardized sizes - 3-1/2", 6-1/2", 9-1/2" and 12-1/2" (unfinished) squares and rectangles.

Lots of good adjusting, rearranging, and sewing went on for about five hours.

Though we liked the contrast between the horizontal water and the vertical sand, the last rearrange was to make the sand lay horizontally. We agree that this is better.

As you can see, we need more of each section, particularly the sky. Members who have not yet contributed to this project are invited to make improv blocks (see tutorials posted previously) and return them by our October 8 Sew-In, where we will again be working on this project. Many hands make light work! We hope you'll join us at that Sew-In. Sign up with Karen E., or here.

QuiltCon East Charity Quilt Challenge Project Manager Becky will have these blocks and layout at this evening's regular meeting - Monday, September 12, 6:30 pm - so come have a look!

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