Thursday, 16 August 2018

August Block Lotto

Image result for watermelon slice
This block is for everybody who loves to use up scraps, make easy blocks, 2.5" squares, pink and green, a chance to win, and watermelon.  That should cover most everybody, shouldn't it?


The above photo shows two of the same 12.5" block, in slightly different colour palettes. 

Fabric for this block is tone on tone or solids in the noted colours, pink, black, green, and white.

Your will need to cut 2.5" squares of :

-8 green
-6 white
-2 black
-20 pink


 
Lay out your squares to match the photo. If you look at the top photo of the completed light and dark pink blocks, you will notice that the black (seed) squares are not in the same spots.  This is intentional.  When you lay out your squares, place the black ones wherever you like amongst the pink to give some randomness to the blocks.
 
From there it is straight forward sewing.  I made four 9 patches first, then put them together.

At first I quite liked the pastel version




But after some queries, I decided to make a brighter version, and liked it even better. Use whatever shades of the designated colours you like.


Completed block is 12.5" square, unfinished.

One block equals 1 ticket, so make one, make two, make an entire melon!  Have fun.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

August Meeting: Destash/Restash Sale Info

Image credit: 42quilts.com
 

Who's ready to shop? It's time for our fourth annual de-stash (and re-stash) shopping extravaganza!

Please read the following instructions, so the sale is enjoyable for everyone.
 

BUYERS

Every item for sale will be in a bag, along with an envelope. Bring lots of small change!! Since each item is paid for individually, with money going to multiple sellers, MQG Victoria won't be able to provide change.
To buy an item:
  1. Remove the envelope from the bag.
  2. Put the correct amount of money in the envelope.
  3. Seal the envelope and take it to the paying area.

     SELLERS

    All items must be quilting-related. Non-modern fabrics are acceptable.
    Prepare an envelope for each item as follows:
    1. Upper left corner - write your name.
    2. Centre of envelope - write a description of the item, e.g. 2m trim, .5m cotton, 3 fat quarters, etc.
    3. Below the item description, write the price.
    4. Do not seal the envelope.
    5. Put the envelope and the item into a sealable, see-through bag - Ziploc bags are perfect!
    6. Bundles of magazines may be tied with string instead, with the envelope taped to the front.
    7. Please use round numbers when pricing - buyers will need to provide exact change!

    • Money will be disbursed after the sale is over, and all envelopes have been collected and sorted, or at the next meeting.
    • Items not sold must be picked up at the end of the sale.
    • Sellers accept the risk of putting the items for sale. MQG Victoria is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
     We will also have a Free Table, for anyone who wants to share free quilting-related items.


    "What can I sell?"

    • Fabric: quilting cotton ONLY
    • Yardage, fat quarters, leftover bits of jelly rolls, charm packs, scraps, etc.
    • Quilt tops, random blocks
    • That project you're never going to finish..... let it go!
    • Rulers, tools
    • Books

    PRICING

    As a guideline, last year's suggested price for fat quarters was $2.00, and $1.00 for older fabrics.