Canadian Block Lotto Challenge

For November’s Block Lotto we are participating in a Canada-wide block lotto challenge alongside many other Canadian MQG’s.

Each guild is revealing this challenge in September/October. We revealed at our September meeting.

Block lotto draws will remain within each separate guild according to guild rules/guidelines. We will be drawing at our November 25th meeting, don’t forget your blocks!

Each guild will choose their own colour palette and all participants are encouraged to post their blocks on social media using the selected hashtags or Facebook groups. Be sure to check out all the beautiful blocks!

 

The Block:  Wedges as Topography

Size: 9″ finished (9 1/2″ unfinished)

Colour Palette: The palette we have selected is meant to reflect a modern fall landscape. Solid fabrics of Eggplant, Gold, and Earth tones. Including a small amount of bright white is suggested in the instructions. While this should be the overall colour theme of your block(s), small amounts of other coordinating fall colours would be acceptable.

mqg colour palette

 

Social Media: #cdnmqgblocklotto2018  #wedgesastopography
and Facebook Groups: Modern Quilting in Canada, Canadian Modern Quilters

Instructions: Full instructions and examples can be seen on Karen’s Just Get It Done Quilts webpage and the instructions file can be found on her webpage here as well.

There is a handy YouTube video with instructions by Just Get It Done Quilts as well! Thanks Karen!

 

May 2018 Meeting

Book/Blog/Bolt – Show & Tell


 

Linda showed us a wall hanging. It is a quilt as you go style project with needle turn applique flowers that have sequin details:

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Linda also showed us a wedding gift she made. The centre is a Laurel Burch panel:

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Sherry showed us what she made with her travelling quilt blocks. She is going to use it as a tablecloth, it is 3 layers of cotton – she used a layer of plain cotton fabric instead of traditional batting:

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Barb brought a quilt she made for a relative that was on the Humboldt Broncos bus. She did the free-motion quilting on her domestic machine:

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Barb showed us some fat quarters featuring low volume that she purchased at Along Came Quilting in Calgary (by the Chinook Mall):

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Sherry showed us some shibori fabric that she purchased from a quilt shop in Beiseker (near Drumheller):

Amy showed us a quilt she is currently longarm quilting. It features Wombat paper piecing patterns which are free online. She improv pieced the gray background and the back of the quilt is Free Fall by Tula Pink:

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Donna showed us a Patchwork board game that is quilting themed:

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Diane brought a strip quilt top and was looking for ideas on how to quilt it:

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Jana brought a fabriculous pattern to show:

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She got some canvas and waxed canvas from the same store:

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Block Lotto


 

May’s Block Lotto theme was Improv!

Linda was the lucky winner this month.

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Someone (forgive me as I forgot to write down who it was) brought an improv book for us to check out:

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Next Meeting


 

Our next meeting is July 22nd.