May 2018 Block Lotto

Sun May 27   –  Meeting Sew Day – draw will happen with the 2pm Show & Tell

Block Theme: Improv

Colour Theme:  Purples, Oranges, Yellows. -no neutral background colours-
The block should be nice and bright and colourful!
(Can use patterned fabric, doesn’t have to be solids)

Block Size: 12 1/2″ unfinished

There are tons of great improv ideas, tutorials, and resources on the internet and in quilting books. It will be fun to see the variety and creative blocks people make!

If you’re not sure where to start just google “improve quilt blocks”.

Feel free to enter as many times as you would like! If you don’t wish to win the lotto, but want to participate, donation blocks are gratefully accepted.

March 2018 Meeting

New Meeting Format

March was our second meeting of 2018. Members came out and enjoyed the sew day format.


 

Book/Blog/Bolt – Show & Tell

The 2017 charity quilt is back from QuiltCon in the states:

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Look at that beautiful quilting that Michelle at Saskatoon Longarm Studio did for us:

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The back of the quilt almost looks like another quilt altogether!:

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Val showed us a quilt made from Kaffe fabric that she’s been saving over the years:

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Val showed us this awesome squares quilt:

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Val also showed us a fun modern tree quilt. The pattern is from Simply Modern magazine. She notes that the magazine is translated into english so patterns need to be closely scrutinized for errors.:

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Charlene makes her own quilt labels with an inkjet printer using her own fabric. Before printing she applies the fabric to a special poly butcher paper from the states:

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Charlene also showed us this clamshell ruler she got from Dinkydoo which makes many curved options:

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Barb brought her finished quilt from our travelling quilts. Her theme was “under the stars”. She quilted it on her domestic machine:

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On the label she put the name of each person who contributed blocks:

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Heather showed us quilt she made using vintage handkerchiefs. She put yo-yo’s to cover any holes they had.  It has been longarm quilted.

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Bev made a quilt from her granddaughter using Elizabeth Hartman’s Fancy Fox quilt pattern:

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She is quilting it with some organic lines:

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Linda made a bear mini. She put extra batting under the bear potion to make it pop:

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Linda also showed us an Easter quilt:

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Darla showed us some of the Purely Canadian Eh! fabrics:

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Darla was also working on a quilt block that got a lot of attention. It’s a free pattern called Cut Loose by Free Spirit:

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Jana showed her latest Sew Sampler subscription box:

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Block Lotto

Michelle Freedman has graciously allowed us to use her Urban Chicken Block for our March block lotto. Thanks Michelle!

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There were 17 blocks!
And the winner is…. Barb!:

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Next Meeting:

Our next meeting is May 27th. It will be an extra long one going from 10am until 8pm!

Block Lotto will also be held at the May meeting.