When you want to figure out how to make a regular sized quilt block much larger scale- the best way is to have a Secondary School math teacher teach at guild! And if Sarah teaches her students like this- they are so lucky as she is an amazing teacher!
You can tell when a teacher is doing a demo- there is always a huge piece of paper with steps listed!
The idea is to take a regular sized quilt block and then make it much larger. How big do you want the block? Do you want to use the whole block or just a portion of it when enlarged? Do you want a variety of sized blocks in your design? We learned it all today at our meeting!
Sarah brought a bunch of example blocks, and each guild member took a block and then did the "quilty" math to figure out the new larger dimensions. Here are some of the graph paper calculations, and the possible quilt designs.
We even have an action shot of Carol colouring her block.
Here are some of Sarah's examples on how to make a quilt top with large blocks.
And these are our show and share quilts. The maker and pattern name to follow:
And Linda will be demoing how to make a One Block Wonder quilt at our January meeting.
London Modern Quilt Guild Canada
Welcome to the London Modern Quilt Guild Canada blog! We hope to stay connected to all LMQG members and anyone else interested in modern quilting.
Our Next Meeting:
NEXT MEETING Saturday, March 10: Noon-5pm
We will start the meeting at 12:30 once we get set up.
NEW MEETING LOCATION:
Boyle Memorial Community
530 Charlotte Ave. London