Greetings Fellow Quilters!
The green hand mug rugs from the January challenge were fabulous!
Our February challenge is to create place-mats (11″ by 18″) using the string piecing method Gill Rebello talked about at our last meeting. The color we chose is bright red.
We handed out little pieces of a shiny African fabric at the meeting to give everybody a chance to work with it.
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If you weren’t there, fear not! Any old bright red will do! Just cut some thin strips
(between 3/4″ and 1 1/2″) of a variety of fabrics and sew them together using your preferred string piecing method. The internet is full of videos and instructions but if you’re not sure how to string piece, reach out! That’s what your guild is here for…drop us a line if you get stuck.
Here is my place-mat using the chaos method which avoided the paper piecing or foundation fabric methods.
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We will take a vote at the March meeting for our favorite, and the winner gets a door prize!
There will be a second door prize for the place-mat closest to being exactly 11 x 18 inches. It pays to be accurate!
Looking forward to seeing some fabulous place-mats in March!
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