June 18, 2011 AQG Saturday Workshop - Anita' Arrowhead Quilt with Kathy C
AQG member Kathy C will be showing us how to make the “Arrowhead Quilt” from a pattern in the December 2010 issue of ‘Quiltmaker” magazine. We saw two examples of this pattern recently: one made by Mary M M. that she has entered in competition at this year’s Vermont Quilt Festival, and a second by Barb S which she made as a gift for a friend. An example of the Arrowhead quilt can be found in the Gallery Section of our guild website.
Materials and tools for this workshop are as follows:
Tools: Usual Sewing implements
Sewing machine, lead cord, surge suppressor
Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
Ironing board/matt and iron
Neutral piecing thread or thread to match your fabrics
Spray starch or sizing
Disposable dryer sheets (to clean the sizing/starch off your irons)
Materials: for a 51” X 60” (approx) throw (not including borders) – add more fabric for a larger quilt….Each block measures 8 ½”
· 21 fat quarters of assorted prints and tone on tones – this can be scrappy with many different fabrics or more planned with one or two color families – however, to achieve contrast, each block requires two fabrics that show some contrast with each other, so you should have equal amounts of light vs darker fabrics ;or noticeably bold prints vs tone on tone, more subtle fabrics
· 5/8 yard multicolored striped fabric (or fabric of your choosing) for binding – if you add borders to the quilt you will need additional fabric for binding
· 3 5/8 yard backing fabric (more if you desire to add borders to the quilt)
· 59” X 68” batting (larger if you desire to add borders)
Cost for this workshop is $5 per AQG member; $15 for non-guild members.