Friday, 17 October 2014

October 2014 - Slab technique

Our colour palette this month is RAINBOW with a touch of white, so choose ONE colour per block and make a 10.5" unfinished block. Make as many as you like - each block nets you one lottery ticket to win the whole batch.

How do you make a slab? If you have the book "Sunday Morning Quilts" by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison, refer to the directions on pages 48-49. If you don't have the book let us summarize how to make a slab:

Take a square or rectangle of white fabric and a piece of your chosen colour. Sew them together. Take two pieces of coloured fabric and sew them together. Do that a few more times. 

Then start sewing more pieces to those first pairs. 

Sew groups together. 

Add additional pieces of fabric as necessary to get up to your finished size. Start with small bits or big ones, it doesn't matter. Raid your scrap bins and go with what you've got.

Tip from Bryan: press seams after you sew them. Trim square before adding the next block (see picture above). Make it at least 11" square and trim to 10.5" square. Remember, one block = one lottery ticket!

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