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July 2017 Applique Block
Sleeping Kitty


Background ~ From cream or off-white tone on tone, cut a 9” square Kitty ~ Using fabric of your choice—cut kitty shape. Center on Block (background). Machine or hand applique in place. Decorate if desired/as desired. Square to 8 1/2”. To be turned in at the September meeting

Submitted by Darlene Johnson
July 2017 Pieced Block
Water Wheel


From the yellow (A), cut 1 square 3 1/2” X 3 1/2” and 1 strip 2” X 12”
From the orange (C), cut 1 strip 2” X 12”
From the dark blue (B) cut 2 squares 4” X 4”
From the bright yellow-green (D) cut 2 squares 4” X 4”

With right sides together sew the yellow and orange strips together with a 1/4” seam. Iron toward the orange and cut 2” X 3 1/4” rectangles from this piece. Make 4 each four patch blocks with the cut rectangles.
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the green squares. Put the blue and green squares right sides together and sew a scant 1/4” seam on both sides of the drawn diagonal line. Cut apart between the sewn lines and press to the blue. Square the half-square triangles to 3 1/2”. Using the picture to the side, sew the units together.

To be turned in at the September meeting.
Nancy Cabot circa 1933
Quilts of Valor
Another “Friendship Star” Block
Choose a DARK BLUE fabric (Patriotic Preferred) and cut four 2 1/2” squares to make the center of 4 blocks.
Cut four 3” squares of a MEDIUM BLUE solid (or small print that reads as solid) and four 3” squares of solid WHITE fabric (or tone on tone).
Make eight half-square triangles. Trim to 2 1/2” and assemble per picture..
Make a total of four 6 1/2” blocks to form one 12 1/2” block.
Please try to follow the color specifications closely so that a more coordinated finished top can be made. Thank you!
A= 3” trim to 2 1/2” B= 2 1/2” square C= four 6 1/2” blocks
Completed = 1 12 1/2” block ~~ To be turned in at the September meeting

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Last Updated: 7/24/2017