Sunday, March 11, 2012
Sew In at Sew Fresh!
Guess what? I asked Peg and Becca at Sew Fresh Fabrics if they would consider hosting a Sew In and they said yes! Woo hoo! Who would like to join us? The first sew in will be held on Saturday, March 24th from 9-12 at Sew Fresh (18 S Main Street, #203, Topsfield, MA). There is limited space so if you would like to come with your sewing machine, you need to rsvp to reserve a space. Just send an email to info(at)sewfreshfabrics(dot)com. If there is no more room for machines, you are welcome to come with handsewing projects or just to shop. If you plan on shopping, checks are probably easiest for Peg and Becca.
I thought that it would be nice if everyone who came brought a charity quilt block. I will take responsibility for sewing up the top. Let's consider this a "suggested donation" for admittance to the Sew In. I wanted something that screamed "color" because when I think of Sew Fresh Fabrics, I tend to think of bold, colorful prints. I also wanted something easy that wouldn't take too long to make. I decided on a quick spectrum stacked coins. Here's what you do:
Simply cut red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple strips that measure 2 1/2" x 6 1/2." Then cut two pieces of Kona White that measure 3 1/2" x 12 1/2."
Arrange your strips in rainbow order and sew them together with a 1/4" seam. Press your seams to one side or open. Then attach the white strips. That's all there is to it. Your block should measure 12 1/2" square. I think that a bunch of blocks made with different scrappy colors of the rainbow will make for a fun and colorful quilt.