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!

Thursday, 18 August 2016

August block lotto - Heather's choice

This is a Tula Pink block we're doing this month. It's very straightforward once you get your pieces all cut out. 

Here's the original block from Tula:

Our colours are gold and turquoise. One must be a print and the other is a solid. 

Make this block twice.

Make this block twice.

Assemble as shown.

Ta da! Your finished block. It should measure 6.5" unfinished.

One block = one lotto ticket so make one make two make lots!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

June Block lotto - Little Tents


  1. navy/dark blue background
  2. aqua/light blue strips
  3. yellow/light orange triangles
Solids or prints or a mix of both.

Unfinished sizes: 6.5", 12.5", or 18.5" in width and any height, so they can be all different rectangles or square. 

This is an improv block, so there are really no instructions, just go make a cute little tent!

These blocks are due at the August meeting. 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Show and Share pictures from our July picnic meeting

Netta just brought a fabulous picnic quilt for the evening.

Tracy, Kim, and Lisa showed off their satellite group's mug tote project. (Not pictured: Pam and Gayle)
The mugs inside all matched as well.




Judy and another fabulous bag. Love the fabric!

Ruth is working through the entire "Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters" by Sherri Lynn Wood.
This quilt is the "doodle" score from the book.

Ruth's again, this one is the improv squares we think.

Susan and the row by row she design for Satin Moon. Patterns and kits for this are now available through Gala Fabrics. (Including a Vancouver version!)

Rosalie and a mini quilt with fabrics given to her by two different friends at two different times. 

Another quilt by Rosalie.

The reverse of the quilt above. Not sure which is the front or the back but we love them both!

Crin teased us that she had finally made a modern quilt! It looks great Crin.

Looks good on point too. That's Crin's sister Anne on the right. She's a great longarmer.

And the back!

Jay showed this quilt made of all African fabrics. She says she made up the pattern as she went. Looks LOVELY.


Margaret will be teaching quilting in the fall at the Cook St. Activity Centre. Congratulations Margaret!

This is the first project she'll be teaching.

And the second option she's offering.

Katherine won the block lotto in January 2015. She says it needs to mellow again before she quilts it.

Sharon is prepping for her winter quilt guild in Yuma Arizona. This year they are making quilts for the US Quilts of Valor (they alternate years. and spellings) hence the red, white, and blue colour scheme.

Margaret has been teaching Sharon some quilt as you go.

And OF COURSE you should match your shoes to your quilt. Or is it the other way around?
Natalie is doing the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club and this is her project from March, called "One Wrong Colour". The premise was to pull a colour palette then add a "wrong" colour, then add more fabrics to make the wrong one blend! Smashing job Natalie.

The back.

Natalie got some of those fabrics from our DeStash sale last year. What treasures will you find at our sale this year? August 18th!! Sell some stuff you don't need/want/like, find some treasures that are new to you!

This quilt is for Natalie's son's seventh birthday next month and it is the FIRST quilt she quilted on her new long-arm!
Well done everyone! Thanks for joining us, and see you next month at our DeStash/ReStash sale.