Friday, 30 September 2016

Sept. pictures! Show and share, birthday, ugly fabric challenge

 Happy 3rd birthday MQG Victoria!! Congrats to all our members, past and present, our supporters, our speakers, and guests. Thanks for everything that has brought us to this point. Here's to another great year for our guild!

Birthday caaaaaaake!

Block lotto for this past month.

L-R: Pat, Pam, and Kim. Cheers!

L-R: Kelly, Audrey, and Ruth.
Carol made this charming baby quilt.

Susan T. triangle baby quilt.

More triangles! Chris S?

Susan T combined 5" charm squares with some of Elizabeth Hartman's forest friends to make this sweet baby quilt. That's Anne D on the right.

Margaret entered this charm square quilt at the Saanich Fair and took home a prize! Margaret also took home best of the Modern category with her quilt from the workshop with Marianne we did in the spring.

We love the value progression through this quilt made by new member Bea.

Laura with another lovely modern quilt.

Newest member Sharon S shared this lovely calm baby quilt.

And another baby quilt from Sharon S!

Mary had this crazy cool baby quilt.

Mary showed this lovely dress she made with fabric purchased from the 2015 destash sale. It was only 4$/m - thank you for selling this treasure! 

Rosalie made this great table runner. 

Sharon C made this bright beauty using charm squares but she saved the little waste triangles...

It turns out that waste triangles are perfect for a little zig zag border on another quilt!

The back of the Sharon's quilt.

Pat L. helped her sister downsize and made this quilt for her sister using her sister's fabric.
Marianne with a fabulous quilt as you go.

Back of Marianne's quilt.

Marianne played with this raw edge appliqu├ęd on a longarm. Great texture ;)

And Marianne is playing with leftover bits from other quilts to see what she comes up with.

Netta put this quilt in the Saanich Fair modern category and got a commendation for it.  It's quilted with swirls on the left and straight lines on the right.
Natalie won the block lotto a couple of months ago and made this runner. She separated the blocks into prints and solids. This is the prints side. 

And this is the solids side. Natalie quilted this on her new longarm!

Stacie went to NS in August and crashed the Maritime MQG meeting while there. They meet in a fabric store, just how we started!

Some pouches from somewhere.

Stacie LOVES her on-line swaps and this is what someone made for her.

Maureen's favourite colour is turquoise and she was thrilled to win the block lotto!

And of course September brings our ugly fabric challenge. At our annual July meeting picnic members bring an ugly FQ or .5m to swap. You use the new-to-you fabric plus any four other fabrics to make something modern with it! Here are some of this year's offerings:

After everyone voted at intermission we awarded Netta's quilt a 25$ gift certificate to Gala Fabrics for this lovely quilt:

And Laura took second with a 20$ gift certificate to Capital Iron for her pouch and notebook cover!

Phew! Enjoy the weekend everyone and see you for our fabulous guest speaker and teacher Kathleen Riggins on October 20th.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Wonky Star Flower

Inspiration block “Starflower” by Angela Nash of  also found in the book "Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe"

You Need:
4 solid white 5” squares (Kona White, and definitely not prints)
4 DIFFERENT medium pink to fuchsia 5” squares

1. Cut white squares diagonally to get 8 half square triangles (not pictured)

2Piece white triangle onto corner of coloured square at a random angle, press open.  

3. Add second white triangle onto another corner of the coloured square, also at a random angle. Press open.

4. Trim to 5” square.

5. Repeat three more times with remaining fabrics. Piece together 4 petals as shown in a pinwheel.  

Trim to 9 ½” square. 

One starflower block gets 1 lotto ticket, so make one, make two, make a garden of flowers!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Happy birthday to us!

It's our THIRD anniversary and we hope you can join us tonight for cake and quilts. 

7pm Scout Hall
505 Marigold Road

Monday, 22 August 2016

Show and Share Pictures from August meeting

We had our DeStash sale at the August meeting. I think everyone managed to snag a new-to-them treasure and make a little money selling some fabrics.

We also collected the blocks for our Souperbowl Quilt
Here's the first look at all the blocks!
Stay tuned for details about assembling the quilt.

Heather took care of the block lotto this month. Tutorial is HERE.

Dawna whipped up this lovely little baby quilt.

Anne made this very cool modern baby quilt. Excellent way to use a novelty print in a modern way!

In March we had Lois Kelly of Batik Bags do a demo and pop up shop. Our Lois bought the clothesline needed to make her own lovely bag.

But she made too much cord so there was a basket made with the leftovers. And a lid for the basket. And then Lois threw away the rest of the cord!

Bonnie-Lynne was challenged to make shoes with selvedges and we think she did a fabulous job! (Besides quilts and needlework Bonnie-Lynne loves shoes.)

Pat (a new member!) made this quilt. We really wish you could see the whole quilt; it was really lovely.

Ruth is working through the entire Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri-Lynn Wood. This is the score for floating squares.
A better shot of the quilt.

Another floating squares by Ruth but this time she used blocks from her 2014 Michael Miller fabric challenge. 

A different Pat made this to use up some batiks. 

Judy made this on her Alaskan quilt cruise last summer with Krista Hennebury. Nicely done Judy!

Nicole made this as part of the #crosscutquiltalong on instagram a couple of weeks ago.
The quiltalong was led by Debbie of A Quilter's Table.

Nicole made this improv quilt in stages, starting it in spring 2015 and finishing it a year later. 

Janelle made this fancy fox top at our sew-in last week.
He still needs his spiffy glasses but Janelle couldn't wait to show us!

Thanks everyone for sharing your quilts with us!