Note that our Sunday, September 25 meeting (and all meetings after that) will be held at the Home Inn & Suites at 253 Willis Crescent, Saskatoon, SK S7T 0V2 (map link). It’s just a hop-skip from the Sobey’s location that we’ve outgrown, and behind the Stonebridge Cora’s, if that helps.
Yes, we were quite crowded at our meeting. We’re not complaining because it’s great to have so many people there!
Darla and Nicole gave us a most excellent introduction to Colour Theory and provided us with many examples and some excellent resources. One recommended source of information is Craftsy’s Quick Guide to Color.
Darla found the book Quilt Color Workshop to be an excellent colour resource.
Blog Book Bolt
Nicole introduced us to the book, Savor Each Stitch: Studio Quilting with Mindful Design by Carolyn Friedlander … and Darla recommends The Quilt Block Cookbook by Amy Gibson.
Sheila brought a couple of books to share. Patchwork Essentials: The Half Square Triangle by Jeni Baker (HSTs are one of her favourite blocks) and Scraps, Inc. Volume 1: 15 Block-Based Designs for the Modern Quilter.
Lisa recently purchased these beautiful fabrics at Periwinkle. The Thicket Critter Project Panel by Gingiber comes in large or small animal sizes and she also bought some of the coordinates.
Since Sonya is participating in the popular “block-a-day” project on Instagram, she reminded us of Tula Pink’s City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. I’ve been seeing her blocks as she posts them and the resulting quilt is going to be GORGEOUS!! Check out the Instagram hashtags #100modernquiltblocks #tulapinkcitysampler #100days100blocks. By the way, Sonya made the beautiful dress she’s wearing and Jaclyn brought her adorable, wee babe for us all to enjoy!
Bee Hive #1
Bee blocks were turned in for Bev. How wonderful are these?!
Flo is next up. These are the style of block she’s asking for. The instructions and colour palette can be found on the Bee Hive #1 page.
After Flo, Margaret will be Queen Bee for Hive #1 and these are the blocks she will be asking for. This is just a teaser! Instructions aren’t yet available. Keep watching the Beehive page and your email.
Kelly is the first to finish her Bee Hive quilt top. She did a “bento box” quilt and it looks fantastic!
Bee Hive #2
Blocks were turned in for Tarra.
Due to member Kim suddenly on the move (boooo), Hive #2 gets a break in in September.
Sonya will be up next.
Show & Tell
Sheila scored some great “flying geese” leggings! On sale! And, if you know Sheila, you know she is one of the fastest quilters around! This tank top is perfect for her!
Flo made great carry-all bag and gave a very positive review of the pattern. If you’re interested, it is The Professional Tote by the Creative Thimble.
One of Flo’s favourite quilting tools is this little device she uses to close the safety pins when she’s basting. It’s a Safety Pin Fastener made by Unique. Heres a link to a review and even video instructions for how to use it.
This is a sweet, sentimental project by Lavonne. She’s using her beloved Grandmother’s scraps to construct these critters (the pattern is Fancy Forest by Elizabeth Hartman). She also had a VERY funny story to tell about her excursion with a friend to Duck Lake to check out the quilt shop there – Mami’s Country Quilts. If you haven’t been, you might want to plan a little trip. It isn’t all that far north of Saskatoon.
Erin made this adorable Sew Together Bag.
Remember those six inch rainbow blocks we were invited to make? Well, Donna has made them into not one but TWO quilts! One is a finished quilt and the other is, so far, a quilt top. They will be hung in the new children’s museum when it opens. Donna used rainbow blocks and, in the spirit of environmentalism, used scrap denim for the sashing and borders.
Our guild made and donated this beautiful quilt to #quiltsforpulse. Many guilds and individuals from all over the world sent blocks and/or quilts to Florida to comfort those impacted by a horrific event there earlier this year. Thanks Lisa, Sheila, and Heather for all the work you did on this. Lisa quilted it beautifully.
This Four Seasons quilt has been a long-time project for Jen. It’s so pretty!
Flo has been whipping up these handy travel cosmetic/jewellery/electronic gadgets/whatever-you-can-think-of bags for her family and friends. She made up the pattern … of course.
Heather spent most of her summer putting together this Glam Clam quilt for one of her daughter’s friends. She used a free pattern on Craftsy by Latifah Saafir. This is the 8″ clam. There are patterns for other sizes, too.
Sherry put together his cute, little baby quilt. Lots of interesting things to see for some lucky child.
Inspired by last month’s “scraptastic” session, Sherry dug into her scrap bins to put together this lovely quilt top.
The topic of “Liberty Fabric” came up and so we all admired this bag that Sonya made for Lisa. It’s SO pretty! All the hexagons are made from Liberty fabric. The telephone fabric inside is so cute! We also learned that using rivets to attach handles is a good option.
The pencil case above is Lisa’s. It’s very cool! I love how, when unzipped, it folds down and stands up. Brilliant!
Donna C Brought her friend friend Sylvia to check our guild out. Sylvia has been pattern testing and so she shared with us the outcome, which is this circle design quilt top. Very nice! Thanks for visiting, Sylvia! We hope you come again.
Dyanne, our art quilter, made this very cool 1920s themed hanging for a contest. I can’t believe she didn’t win! There are so many great details.
Erin’s sister-in-law made her this sweet clutch.
During the meeting, Sonya was working away and, because we were curious, she showed us her tools and technique for making the circles in her 2nd Meadow Quilt (designed by Lizzy House – Sonya learned to make this quilt at a workshop in Seattle with LIZZY HOUSE herself!!). The circle cutter and rotating mat is making things so much easier for her.
great post Heather, it is so nice to see and hear everything!
Thanks, Michelle! So glad you enjoyed!
You ladies are putting out some gorgeous stuff! So glad my daughter has found a great group like this to be involved in and learn such a fun skill.
Thanks, Beth! We’re a really fun group, if I do say so myself! LOL We’re so happy she wants to hang with us! We are learning a thing or two from her, too!