Thursday, 17 January 2019

January Block Lotto

Pink Slices

Let's start the year off bright and crisp. 

fabrics you will need:

Pink tone on tone, and white.

cut strips, one from each fabric...13" x  3", 13" x 2.5", 13" x1.5", 13"x 1"



lay out your slices as in the photo below and sew them together.

 
 Slice the block, making a strip 13" x 8" and a strip 13" x 5".  Rotate one strip.



 

Sew these together and here you have it.

 
Finished block is 12.5" unfinished.
 
Have fun and make lots.
 
Block lotto rules as usual.  One block equals one ticket, so make one, make two, make a while bunch. 

Friday, 4 January 2019

December Show & Share

At our December meeting we enjoyed social time with games, prizes, treats, and of course - lots of beautiful quilts!


Round Robin

The 2018 Round Robin quilts were revealed!  Back in January six quilters each made a starter block and put it in a bag with some pieces of fabric (as much as they wanted to include). The blocks were secretly passed in rotation to the other "robins" who added on to them - sometimes using only the provided fabrics and sometimes introducing new ones - and the quilt tops grew. Every two months they rotated until everyone had contributed to all the quilts, and in December they were revealed - it was the first time the quilters who made those original starter blocks got to see what they had grown into. It's always fun to see the results, as they're all so unique! This was our second round robin - many thanks to Netta for coordinating it again this year!


Stacie's quilt and its colours were inspired by a fun lobster print fabric she included in her starter block.


Esther provided a lot of colourful Cotton & Steel fabrics, and got a lot of different blocks and shapes.


Darlene's has circles, pinwheels and interesting borders, with the Tula Pink "Freefall" bird featured a few times.


Kate's grew into a playful assortment of 'wonky' shapes and paper piecing in four Kona solids.


Michele's quilt of bright colours on black and gray was inspired by the prompt she provided: "stacked shapes"
 
Netta asked for pink and gray on white... and she likes medallion layouts, so that worked out well!



Show  Share

Here are the rest of the quilts we saw in December...

Remember all those tree blocks from the November block lotto? Natalie won them, and here's the completed quilt!


Kelly made a Christmas table runner - a good idea for whoever won the 2.5" strips of Christmas fabric in the games at the meeting!

Liz made a fun mini quilt inspired by trees...


...and this one, made with free fabric from the guild garage sale!


 
Rosalie returned from Arizona with lots of quilts to show us.
First this sampler...

... a modern mini with hearts...

...black and white with some colourful flying geese...


...and a great twisty design.




Kate set a goal of completing this Christmas quilt by our meeting date and nearly did it... at least the top got done!



How adorable is Sharon's quilt - dogs in sweaters!



Barb made this hopscotch quilt... great idea!



Grace's quilt of black and white.......

....and rainbow bright!


 
 Our guild may not have been inspired by the "small piecing" theme for this year's charity quilts at QuiltCon, but Nicole was... she made a mini with teeny tiny squares.



Nicole just completed a sampler quilt that she started in a beginner quilting class in 2007...

...and here's the back.
 



 

 
 





Wednesday, 28 November 2018

November meeting - Trunk Show

At the November 2018 meeting we were treated to a creatively inspiring and very entertaining trunk show by member, Jo Allbutt! Jo is a self-proclaimed rebel who doesn't follow quilting "rules." She shared some of her beautiful quilts and had a great story to go with each one. If you aren't already following her on Instagram, check her out at @josnowsew

















Friday, 23 November 2018

November Show & Share

Here are the quilts shown at our November meeting!


Susan made this giraffe!

Sharon made a half-rectangle-triangle quilt using mostly Tula Pink fat quarters

Natalie's colour play from a retreat with Maria Shell

Cindy's 29 year old ducky baby quilt

Kim won a block lotto (she wouldn't say how long ago) and finally finished the quilt!

 A second charity quilt for Cockrell House made by Pam, Diane and Kim


Nicole's polaroid quilt, which was on display at the McPherson Theatre and has sold!

 New member Susan made this trippy quilt for her bed!


Judy's convergance quilt

Stacie was the first to finish her "Sparkle Pop" quilt from the Stacey Day workshop

This is Netta's completed Sparkle Pop quilt top....

...and here is Kate's

Netta's entry for the QuiltCon two-colour challenge

Vicky made this one using fabric she tie-dyed



 Thea made the cross from a re-blessed silk robe...
...and here it is with the quilted "envelope" for packing it in

 Another one for Cockrell House - a Tortilla quilt! (missed the name of the maker(s), please let us know if this is yours!)


 Audrey's convergence quilt


And Audrey made this one for her son


Block Lotto: this month there were over 100 blocks contributed, and the lucky winner was Natalie!