Lucy Boston

Monday, August 15, 2011

month four of five: Vintage Trick or Treat

Month Four of Five ALREADY!!!
Though I'm not ready to admit that Fall is a-comin'...
Fall must be just right around the corner,
as our "fall project" is almost finished!!!
The stitch-along group at the LQS
has been meeting on the third Tuesday of the month
and working on
Vintage Trick or Treat
by Crabapple Hill:
This month's assignment
was the finish of the
center bottom stitchery block:
The Gang's All Here!
This group reminds me of some of my "gang" of friends :)
Also this month - get all of your machine pieced blocks done
and start assembly:

We'll discuss a little issue
of when to "fly-stitch" between the side stitcheries...
(I disagreed with the instructions
and felt it could have been done sooner and at an easier point in the construction process)

Next month's assignments:
  • hand-embroidery stitch the last two blocks: Hoot Owl & Squiggle Mouth
  • piece together the two corner blocks with the "Gang's all Here" for the bottom of the quilt (remember to check your measurements against already pieced blocks before you cut!)
  • piece together the corner blocks with the stitched "Halloween Banner" for the top of the quilt (remember to check and double check those measurements before cutting your stitchery blocks!)
Next month we'll discuss:
  • putting all the machine-stitched blocks together with the hand-stitched pieces
  • attaching borders that are the correct length for the center blocks so we do NOT end up with wavy borders
  • quilting options
  • optional rick-rack and pom-pom-tassels
  • doing a scalloped edge border
  • binding a scalloped border

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