Friday, October 12th, 2018

All Day Class: 9:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 4:00 Mountain

Spot On - Kathy Johnson

Spot On

You will have the choice in this class to make 2 different blocks.

First there is just a simple Hexagon Shape. You can make a table runner making 5 of these blocks. Use the diagram on the side for your fabric choices.

Your second choice for blocks is the Diamond Star Block. You may choose to make the same table runner with this block or start a quilt.

Fabric for Second Choice

For each block you will need a 2 ½” strip of the star color and a 2” strip of a background color. For the center you will need a 2 ½” X 11” strip. If you want to use these blocks in the above table runner you will need 2 border fabrics. For the center and end blocks you will need 3 – 1 ½” strips and the 2nd and 4th blocks will require 2 – 1 ½” strips. Or you can choose to just start making blocks for a quilt.


Sewing Machine Rotary Equipment

General Sewing Supplies Rotating Cutting Mat – optional

Spot On Tool by Phillips Fiber Art,– Kathy will have them available for sale

Spice Island - Vickie Loh

Spice IslandSpice Island

Description – Just as a combination of spices enhances your cooking, a combination of fabric scraps can spice up your quilts. The scrappy blocks in this quilt are also wonderful when planned with coordinating full width of fabric (WOF) yardage, or fat quarters, or even layer cakes. And you can make a wonderful variation using only 5 fabrics plus a colorful striped fabric. Learn different techniques to cover each of these fabric choices.

Fabric List – Because you can make any size and number of blocks, it is difficult to give a definite fabric list. Sashing and border fabrics can be determined later and could include a piano key strip between an inner and outer border.

(A)-For scrappy blocks, bring LOTS of scraps cut in strips 1 ¼”, 1 ½”, 1 ¾”, 2” and 2 ¼” wide and with as much length as possible. My blocks finished at 9” and have almost 20 different fabrics per block. I used mostly scraps but also cut some yardage.

(B)-For more color controlled, well-planned blocks using full WOF yardage, use ¼ to 1/3 yard cuts of 10 to 20 coordinating fabrics cut in 1 ¼”, 1 ½”, 1 ¾”, 2” and 2 ¼” wide strips. If you are uncertain about cutting, bring fabric to class to cut. Blocks finish around 9”.

(C)- For blocks using fat quarters, bring 10 to 20 fat quarters that are either scrappy or color coordinated. Please bring the fat quarters to class to cut. Blocks finish around 6”.

(D)-Layer cakes also work well but please bring them to class to cut. Blocks finish about 6” and one layer cake of 42 fabrics will make 60 to 70 blocks or a combo of blocks and piano keys.

(E)-For the striped fabric variation bring 1/3 yard full WOF for each of five coordinating fabrics (black and white) and one yard of striped fabric. If you want any of these fabrics used for borders, sashing or binding, buy extra. This will make twenty blocks each about 9”. More blocks and a piano key border will require additional fabric.

Supply List

BSK (basic sewing kit) – Walking foot (optional)
RCE (rotary cutting equipment)
Revolving cutting mat – (optional)
9 ½” square ruler – for those making scrappy blocks (A). If you don’t have that size, bring something close like a 9”, 10” or 12”.
Setting triangle – for those making blocks from full width fabric (D) and striped variation (E).
Masking tape to mark ruler

Friday Evening classes

6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Mountain


2018 Mystery – Kathy Johnson

It is time for the Retreat Mystery!!


5 yards background fabric

48 – 2 ½” X 18 ½” strips. This can be scraps or a jelly roll. You will be able to get 2 strips from each jelly roll strip, choose your darker fabrics from the jelly roll. There must be a contrast with the background fabric.

96 – 5” squares. This can be from your scraps, 2 Charm Packs or a Layer Cake cut into 5” squares. Again use your darker squares from the charm packs and layer cake.

Prep before Class:

Cut 48 – 10” squares of the background fabric. Then cut them once diagonally. I like to use starch or Best Press on these before cutting.

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all the 5” squares.


Sewing Machine Rotary Equipment

General Sewing Supplies 10 ½” or 12 ½” square ruler

3-D Pinwheel Table Runner - Vickie Loh

Noel Stained Glass

This fun 3-D pinwheel wallhanging or table runner is easy and quick. Grab a packet of charm squares, add one more fabric for your binding, four buttons and you are set. Or cut your own squares from yardage. It’s so much fun to try seasonal, traditional or modern. Makes a great gift.

Fabric List

One charm square pack (must have 42 pieces) , 1/3 yard binding from which you will also cut one more 5” square (should coordinate with your charm square fabrics) , ½ yard backing, 42” x 16” piece of batting, 4 buttons (won’t need backing, batting or buttons for class)

Supply List

BSK (basic sewing kit), RCE (rotary cutting equipment)