Friday, May 9, 2014

June 2014 - Block Lottery Carpenter's Wheel



Welcome to the ECMQG June 2014 Block Lottery!

If you are new to the group, or our blog, you can read the general Block Lottery information here, as well as see previous blocks (with instructions or tutorials) and past winners.  As always, please read through the entire instructions before cutting and sewing.

The rules are simple:

  • The Lottery is open to all ECMQG members in good standing.
  • Please use only quilt shop quality fabric (no Hobby Lobby or JoAnn's fabric with the exception of designer lines. 
  • The aesthetic is ALWAYS MODERN.  Please, avoid batiks, Civil War reproduction prints, and traditional fabrics.    
  • Take your time and effort to construct your block well, and use 1/4" seam allowances (unless the tutorial states otherwise). 
  • Blocks should be the correct size, within about a quarter of an inch.
  • Each block + $1 is one entry in the drawing.You may submit as many entries as you would like.
  • Please label your block with you name, either within the seam allowance on the back or an address label stuck to the back. The winner would love to know who made their lovely blocks.
  • Past winners can still contribute, but please understand until we see a finished quilt from your win, allow someone else the thrill of winning.
  • If you have any questions please contact me - Kira - or comment below.




For the June meeting we are making a version of the Carpenters Wheel (aka 'Swoon' or 'Dutch Rose').  Usually the Carpenter's Wheel is made with all half square triangles (HST), but by changing some of the design elements, you create a slightly different version with a few short cuts too.


Here is the HST version.


This version uses fewer HSTs; adds in rectangles, squares, and flying geese units.

Made this way, it is a faster block to assemble.


Colors for our lottery block are..... Scrappy with white!!


Have fun with your stash by choosing any modern print fabrics for the star and focus areas, along with pure white for the background.   

This month, I have enlisted the help of Wendi (Thank you!) and her blog post on the 12" Swoon.   Please visit Wendi's blog post 'Slightly Swooning...Making a 12" Swoon Block' for complete cutting dimensions and instructions.

Sewing instructions can be found here.

Meanwhile, check out these lovely quilts and blocks for inspiration.


This is from Sarah at Three little lid kids.

This block comes from Faith Jones of Fresh Lemon Quilts.


This color value stunner is from Tracey of TraceyJayQuilts.  



Wendi's quilt for her daughter Amanda


Kira 

ECMQG Block Lottery Coordinator

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