Friday, 31 January 2020
Colourplay Block of the Month
playing with transparency
Transparency is created by using a darker fabric in the region where two objects overlap. Ideally, this darker fabric is a mixture of the hues of the overlapping objects.
Someone will win a clutch of these super cute balloons. Have Fun!
Please use a baby blue background.
You can find the instructions here.
You can find the templates here.
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Monday, 11 November 2019
So This month, we will take the talk that Jan gave us about shades, and value, and play with them in the iconic "Ode to a Square" - play with shades of different colors and lets make some stunning modern blocks
Get this months Block Instructions - Here
Monday, 28 October 2019
The perfect way to brighten someone's day!
|wonky pineapple block|
We are going to make some postcards, every month, a different modern theme.
At break, we will take time to write a sticky note of encouragement for the postcards on display.
Come May, we will be bundling the postcard into groups of 5 to sell at the silent auction as a fundraiser for the guild.
How do I make a postcard?
You need:A constructed (pieced or appliqued or…) top measuring just over 4” by 6”A 4” by 6” piece of Peltex or Timtex, preferably fusible on one side or bothA piece of 4” by 6” white fabric
Quilt the top directly onto the non-fusible side of the interfacing. Batting can be added but don’t go crazy. If the postcard is too thick, it will cost more to send.
Use a light coloured bobbin thread if possible, dark may show through the backing fabric.
Trim the top to the 4” by 6” interfacing once the quilting is complete.
Draw a central vertical line and a postage square on the white backing with a permanent marker.
Use a wide, dense zigzag stitch to finish the edges of your postcard.
Et Voila! I used an ordinary ball point pen to write the address and the message.
For the November meeting:
Take a traditional, well known block and mess with it
Change the angles or add curves or move the center or chop it up or...
|Fractured Log Cabin, Judy Johnson link|
|Disappearing Nine Patch, Angela Pingel, Link|
Thursday, 24 October 2019
We challenge you to make a modern scrap quilt this season!
First: Sort your scraps so that you know what you have.
Second: Choose your design and colour inspiration.
You could use non-quilty magazine images or a movie set for colour palette inspiration.
At the October and November meetings, during break, there will be an opportunity to swap scraps with someone else. Scraps are anything that you do not consider to be stash worthy.
December through May: Share your progress with us on instagram and/or Facebook.
don't forget the hashtag:
June: Bring your quilt top or finished modern scrap quilt to show off to the rest of us!