Monday, 11 March 2019

Sprinkle Kindness Like Confetti - March BOM

Sprinkle Kindness Like Confetti

Technique:  Slice and Insert Method and Small Piecing
Due: March 25th Meeting

This Slice and Insert method is a good introduction to improv and angles, there are not a lot of overt rules, and it can help make blocks and design seem more intricate.  
The Modern movement has embraced small piecing, as a way to sometimes show and exaggerated scale, or as a way of highlighting the skill of the maker.

The Goal of the Block:
This block should resemble confetti falling on a black background

Make a couple blocks:
Can you make one look like a lot of confetti?
Can you make one look as if confetti is falling?
Make a few with just a couple sprinkles, make some with lots more!

Also this month comment on other makers IG posts, and encourage them!  Lets make social media a great place to be for makers!

Download the Instructions Here

Friday, 15 February 2019

Roosting Round Robin Page

Hey Roosters!  We've added a tab for the Roosting Round Robin.  Check it out!

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Raspberry Kisses Feb BOM

Lets keep the love going!

Raspberry Kisses is Feb BOM
Due Feb 25th Meeting

What Makes this Modern?: 

Just purely popular - this raspberry Kisses block has been the BOM (guild block lotto) for over 15 different guilds, and a number of them this year alone! Sometimes its unknown exactly why certain blocks become popular but this one may be due to its fun pop of color in the X and a slightly different interpretation of the economy block.


a modern X block- building on the economy block style

Get instructions CLICK HERE

This block is based on the tutorial by Wood Spoon Quilts:

Thursday, 13 December 2018

WE LOVE Block of the Month


Love Block 

Technique: Typography and Straight Piecing
Due January 28th Meeting
Block Size: 22.5" x 22.5" 
Finsihed: 22" x 22'"

What makes this modern:

"Words" or Typography in quilts in the modern movement have a lot of impact.  Text can be improvised or intentionally pieced.  A lot of consideration can be given to typography and scale to dramatize the effect

The Colour Scheme is PINK with White - But you can choose any PINKs you want 
We are using SOLIDS for this project

Download the instructions:

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Canadian MQG Block Lotto Challenge

By the miracle of the internet Canadian Modern Quilting Guilds have collected together to share experiences and information. While doing so they figured out that we all love BLOCK LOTTO'S!

First watch this video: 

Download the pattern:

So here is your Canadian MQG 2018 Block Lotto Challenge:

"Wedges as Topography"

 This block was designed by Adrienne Van Halem @agentpeachquilts . It uses a 'wedge' to represent a modern landscape. 'Topography' is the study of the surface of the earth, including natural features like mountains and rivers plus man-made features like buildings and roads.

It can be simple or complex.

The wedges can be horizontal or vertical, or both, or in any direction.


Dates: This block was released at the October meeting and
 will be collected at the November Meeting (Nov 26)

Colours: Use solid colours AND include some white (a bright white) somewhere in your block.

Size: 9" finished (9.5" unfinished)


Part of the fun in doing a cross-country block is that we can see what everyone is doing!!!
  • Share on Instagram using the hashtags #cdnmqgblocklotto2019 #wedgesastopography #calmqgblocklotto
  • Share on Facebook on Modern Quilting in Canada, Canadian Modern Quilters, and Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild
  • blocks shared on Instagram by Nov 26th will be entered into a draw for a prize!

The Usual Rules
This block lotto will still run just like any of our other in-guild lottos - bring your entries to the meeting, and we'll draw one or more winners to take home the blocks... etc...

Monday, 5 November 2018

November BOM - Economy Block

Economy Block

Technique - Fussy Cutting and Scale

Block Sizes: 5.5", 10.5", 15.5"
Finished (in quilt) Size:  5", 10", 15"

What Makes this Modern:
  • Also known as a square in a square block, this is a traditional block adopted by the modern movement.
  • Highlights modern fabrics and scenes in the center block
  • a great chance to highlight some amazing vignettes and characters in modern fabrics 
Color Scheme: Jewel Tone Fabrics for Round 1 and Two of the block

Monday, 1 October 2018

Sugar Skull BOM

Sugar Skull BOM

(Due October 22nd 29th Meeting)

Modern designs can be items that are “trendy”. 
Lately, I’ve noticed the growing popularity of skulls and sugar skulls in Western culture – you can find them in all shapes and sizes plastered all over t-shirts, as ornaments in jewelry, illustrated in graffiti or tattooed on someone’s arm. Yes, skulls are gaining mainstream popularity and so no wonder you are seeing more fabrics depicting them (Tula Pink – De La Luna Line, Alexander Henry lines).
Within the Western culture, skulls usually depict the dark, macabre and gruesome death, however sugar skulls’ origin springs from Mexico. Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday, celebrated on the 1st and 2nd November in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saint’s Day and All Hollow’s Day. The Sugar skulls are often used to decorate the gravestones of the deceased. 
The reason they are called “sugar skulls” is because the authentic sugar skulls were made out of clay molded sugar, decorated with feathers, colored beads, foils and icing.   
These sugar skulls are very colorful and  whimsical, not scary at all.

This month we are looking at a:
Raw Edge Applique technique
We want to create a skull, with a flower crown, on a monochromatic black background. 
Block Size:  12.5” x 12.5” 
Finished (in quilt) Size:  12” x 12”