Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Friday, 31 January 2020

Colourplay Block of the Month

Balloon Dog

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 choose a fucshia, bright yellow or cyan for the balloon colours.

Please use a baby blue background.

You can find the instructions here.

You can find the templates here.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Postcard challenge for Jan is:



“Made with an extreme economy of means and reduced to the essentials of geometric abstraction” - Guggenheim

Ombre Pinwheel of Charm - BOM

for January, we continue to play with shades and tints of a single colour.  Make some lovely pinwheel modern blocks.

you can find the instructions here

Monday, 11 November 2019

Ode to a Square - BOM

 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

Postcard Challenge

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.

Iron the white backing onto the fusible side of the interfacing or use some other adhesive.

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:

Modern Traditionalism

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


Image result for modern scrap quiltsScrap Quilt Challenge

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!

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Have Fun!                    

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