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
"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
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!!!
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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...
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.
We have been receiving inquiries regarding organizing a quilt drive for the victims of the capital region tornadoes that hit last week. We are in the initial planning stages and will post more information and calls for volunteers ASAP. An event IS in the works, just need to get some logistics finalized before we post more - thank you for your support!