Sunday, 15 September 2019

Sewcial Sewing Machines

Whip up this quick BOM of a Sewing Machine in your favourite colour!

Use a low volume for the background and you are on your way!

Bonus:  Add your name, fav color, and fav quilt pattern to a post it note on the back!

Bring this beauty to the first meeting of the modern quilt guild Sept 23 and turn it into the BOM desk!

Click here for instructions

Monday, 17 June 2019

Scrappy Flying Geese BOM

Swoop in and participate in this last month of the Block of the Month program!  Give it a try, you really can't go wrong if you just try!

***Remember you swore and oath to Ali!****

Click Here for the Instructions

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Roosting Round Robin - Prompt #4: Texture

Ooooh ya! So many things you can do with fabric including creating texture.  Check out the Roosing Round Robin tab for more details on this month's prompt. (no longer active)

Pinterest has oodles of "fabric manipulation" ideas, too like this take on the Drunkard's Path pattern.

Have fun!

Monday, 29 April 2019

BOM does not SUC(k)


Block: Improv Succulents


Background: Beige [tone on tone beige or solid beige's ]
Solid Beige:  Kona Oyster, Bone, Cream, Eggshell, Ivory etc...
*Please note this is NOT Kona Snow or Kona White

Pot:  Modern Prints (any color)

Plant: Greens, with Pops of other colors (prints and solid mixes please)

What Makes this Modern:

Sometimes with Modern Quilting you are
NOT FOLLOWING A PATTERN, this is called IMPROV (improvisation).  You could just be creating, sewing fabric to each other, or your can create within certain parameters.  Parameters can be; color, size, scale, shape, or even time! etc...
Sometimes people are scared to try improv because they are sure where to start or how to begin. Here we have a structure, and we are making something recognizable, so this should help you GROW into this technique.

Download the Instructions Parameters Here:

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Pub Quiz Fundraiser Night for Eve

Note that at this time, this event is sold out, however, purchasing a ticket still enters you into a draw for a door prize AND if you're interested in the event, please email to let them know in case anyone should drop out.

You can find out more about the fundraiser and Eve at Eve's Helpers.

Thank you to all who donate as every little bit helps!

You got this, Eve! XO

Monday, 25 March 2019

Perk UP!

Technique:  Reverse Applique
Block Size: 9"
Finished Size: 8.5"

What Makes this Modern?

Reverse Applique has been around for a while, but integrating it with modern icons, and mixing of solids and prints can be very modern!

Give this Block a try - But make sure you have had your coffee first!

Click Here for Instructions

The Jelly Roll Race is Fast Approaching

Image result for speeding cars
...Pun intended!

Here are two links showing how Jelly Roll Quilts are put together.  Your team can choose which option to stitch end to end - straight seam to straight seam or at a 45 degree angle.

Each team will require 40 2 1/2 x 44" strips, fabrics and colours are of your choosing.  

More details to come after our March 25 meeting.