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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Demos from the TOGA

We had several demos of different blocks to make at the TOGA.  (Go here for more info and to see pictures of the treadles and hand cranks http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2012/04/toga-2012.html )
The first demo was from Margaret and she showed us how to make tessellating pinwheels.  Isn't this quilt gorgeous?  When I make one I will be using lots of bright colors.
 You start off with sewing a bunch of squares together with a wide border.  The red border becomes a border in the main quilt also.  (see above and below for examples)  You can sew together a bunch of 5 inch squares (like she did) with a 6 inch border or 10 inch squares with an 11 inch border.  (layer cake squares)
 Then you use either a 3.5 inch square ruler or 8 inch square ruler (or you can cut a template) depending on the size of your squares.
 She gave us a template to mark the lines on the ruler.  Then you match up the seams on your sewn blocks with the lines on the ruler and cut a square.
 You just keep going and place the squares together until you form a pinwheel.
 Can you believe how easy that went together?

 Here is another finished one, don't you love how the colors blend?  When I make one (it will be a while) I'll do up a tutorial, meanwhile, I'm sure you can find directions online.
 Pat showed us how to make 3d flying geese with only one seam
 If you use 3 inch squares your rectangle should be 5 1/2 by 3 inches. I thought I took notes, but can't find them.  She made it look so easy!
 Don't these look great?
 I loved Sue's bag!
 Sue showed us how to make 3d bowties.  She started with 5 inch squares.
 I took notes, but when I looked at them, they don't make sense now, I guess I forgot a few steps!  LOL
 Here are several variations she made.

I also learned how to make a snap bag, but just realized I forgot to take a picture.  Several ladies and girls at church want me to teach how to make one, so I'll show that later.  
I learned so much on Saturday!  Sorry about the half and non-existent directions!
Have fun!


Simply Scaife Family said...

Looks like a wonderful day of learning- I'm envious:)

Karena said...

I adore these artful designs, very creative!!

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ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderfully creative post ~ the quilting is awesome ~thanks for sharing, namaste, ^_^

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Katherines Corner said...

What a wonderful day! Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things Hop! xo

retrorevival.biz said...

How exciting that you're learning from all of these talented women! I love the bright colors too:)


Kathy Felsted Usher said...

You did these on tradles? Really super!

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