Friday, 25 September 2015

Pictures from the September meeting

Some people think show and share is the best part of our meeting, and we think they're right! Settle back and enjoy the pictures. 

Thanks as always to Lana for the photography.

Susan's quilt from this summer's Vivid Island Shop Hop. She did hers in black since all the other store samples were in white. Susan's store is the Red Barn Quilt Shop.

Ruth's improv work in progress. 

Lourdes made this for her daughter.

And a detail of the quilting. The daughter likes fish!

Netta's scrappy rainbow improv. It was quilted with a beautiful spiral!

Grace made one of Susan T's patterns of modern roses.

Another bag by Lois. She was enthusiastic about the "Soft and Stable" interfacing she used.

Bonnie got all these blocks in a swap last year and wanted them to look like confetti. Well done!

Natalie made this just to practice her FMQ skills. Very well done! 
Laura and a nifty table runner.

Laura will be teaching this as a workshop class for the Victoria Guild. It uses rectangles, not triangles!

This picture is extra big to show the quilting - an elongated wave stitch on her machine! (sorry about the sneakers)

Esther made this mini quilt from Krista's book, with Krista teaching it on the cruise in June.

Judy L. won the block lotto at the Nov. 2014 meeting. It used Cheryl Arkison's slab technique.

Rita made this cheerful baby quilt, entered it in the Saanich Fair, and WON 2nd PLACE! Congratulations Rita!

Marilyn hasn't been around for a few months so she took some time to update us on her award winning quilts. This quilt is in a bicentennial of the War of 1812 touring exhibit.

And this quilt has thousands of 1" squares and is continuing to tour with various ruby jubilee exhibits.

And lastly, Marilyn is also a member of the Westshore Guild and won 1st place in their modern category this past spring. We (our guild) also awarded it a prize for best modern quilt.

Our prize was a swanky ribbon and a tote bag full of awesome. Marilyn told us later that she attended preschool in the Scout Hall back in the 50s.

Stacie whipped this pillow up in a day or two for the Cobble Hill Fall Fair.

And Stacie took an improv stitch and flip class with Susan McGregor. If you enlarge the picture you can see the super glittery sparkle thread she used. 

Michele fussy cut some Lizzy House butterfly fabric and made wonky log cabin blocks for friend's baby's quilt.

Bev made this gorgeous quilt for her daughter as a picnic/beach blanket. It weighed a tonne because that is not quilting cotton, it's all denim.  LOVE that pattern.

Toni with a super saturated quilt. Those colours are perfect for fall.

Rosalie was inspired by a shoe box (on the left) and made this quilt.

And she was inspired by a flying geese quilt someone else showed a few months ago.

Rosalie had a Mary Poppins bag that had so many quilts in it! This is a cute little turtle wall hanging. 
And a Christmas village mini too.
And somehow this big quilt fit in the bag as well. Well done Rosalie!

Nicole made this for our guild to show at events. Try it, it works!

At our picnic in July we had an ugly fabric swap and the only guideline was to make something. We had 11 lovely entries come back for judging. Winners (viewer's choice) were Nadia and Judy L. Nadia was given a 20$ gift certificate to Capital Iron and a Denyse Schmidt pattern and Judy was given a 15$ gift certificate to Satin Moon and a Denyse Schmidt pattern. Thanks to everyone who participated. 

Happy birthday to us! Thanks for believing in us enough to get us to two years already! 

This was a popular block! Congrats to Grace who won them all.

Intermission time: library books, cake, ugly fabric contest, workshop signup, visiting, and chatting.

Laura and Monica sorting out the charms for the charm swap. 

Sarah and the Social Media Minute! Have your liked us on Instagram and Facebook yet? I think the giveaway is still open.....

The hexie gem block for this month's block lotto.

Phew! You made it! See you next month with Cheryl Arkison as our guest speaker. Thursday, October 15th, 7pm at Scout Hall.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Sept Block - Hexie Gems

This block comes to us in a roundabout way from the Kansas City MQG and the Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Supplies Needed:
1 piece of black Kona Cotton 12.5" x 12.5"
4 pieces of coloured fabric measuring 3" x 6" (from the colour palette above)
WHITE thread
enough heat and bond (or similar) for the coloured fabrics
A ruler with 60 degree markings

1) Fuse all four strips onto your heat and bond, and then cut them apart

2) You are making a half a hexagon. Take one piece of coloured fabric and lay it on your cutting mat horizontally. Place the 60 degree mark on the bottom edge of your fabric, your ruler should be slanting the right. Line up the ruler so that left edge of it touches the bottom left corner of the fabric and keep the 60 degree mark on the bottom edge of the fabric. Cut off the corner that is now exposed in the top left of the fabric.

3) Now rotate your ruler so the the second 60 degree mark is on the bottom edge and the ruler is now slanted to the left, line it up so that the right edge of the ruler touches the bottom right corner of your fabric while the 60 degree line stays on the bottom edge of your fabric. Cut off the right upper corner.

4) You now have a half hexie. Repeat with the remaining 3 pieces.

5) Place two of the half hexies on one corner of your black fabric so that the long edge of the half hexies are touching the outside edge of the background fabric and the two upper corners of the half hexies (the 120 degree corners) are just touching, leaving a small triangular shape gap between them so that the background fabric peeks thru.

6) Fuse both half hexies in place.

7) Repeat steps 5-6 on the opposite corner.

8) Using a very short straight stitch, sew the three short side of each hexie down, you want to be about 1/8 of a inch from the edge of the hexie.

Your block is now complete. One block = one lotto ticket, so make one, make lots!

For more reference, check out the Youtube video for the whole quilt pattern. Our block is at 8:30 in the video.

Hooray hooray it's our meeting today!

See you tonight at 7pm.

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

August meeting show and share picture

Woo-hoo! Look at this colour palette folks!

Congrats to winner Laura!

The big focus of our meeting was to give all the quilts to KEYs. Our co-ordinator Lisa on the left and Julie-Ann from KEYs on the right. And 12 beautiful quilts!

Thanks again Lisa!
Christine K. spoke about a quit drive for Mitochondrial disease. For more info please contact her. 
Mito Quilts for Hope

Darlene's improv stacked coins quilt. 

Stacie and a bag that matches her outfit.

Stacie again with a spool quilt.

Sharon V with her runner made from the Krista Hennebury improv workshop.

Susan T with a super cool Mackintosh rose wall hanging. (She made the pattern herself you know!)
And two very cool cushions as well.

Netta's sweet baby quilt.

Judy L's sweet baby quilt.

And Judy with a bag. 

Paula's lovely quilt.

Paula's matching pillowcases - nice colours!

Mary-Ann with her curved blocks.

Pam's lovely rainbow!

Bonnie-Lynne won the block lotto back in February! 

Natasha with the quilt made for the Island Solids shop hop a few weeks ago.

Sorry we can't remember your first name, but thanks for visiting us and sharing your lovely rainbow quilt.

Excellent back!

Great give and take applique method!

Thanks everyone. See you at the September meeting on the 17th!