Tuesday, 23 October 2018

October Show & Share and Charity Quilts

At the October meeting we had quite a few Show & Share quilts, as well as quilts being donated to Cockrell House.... lots of quilty goodness to see, so let's get right to it.

Show & Share

Cindy is a "wannabe grandma" who makes baby quilts for her co-workers, here is her latest that some lucky co-worker will be receiving.

This is Mattea, a guest at our meeting this month, with her first mini quilt! Great job!

Lana's quilt is from a pattern called "Lynne's Liberated Birds" - each bird took on its own personality, starting with the beaks.

A closer look at Lana's birds - with an enthusiastic presenter!

Natalie's entry for the MQG two-colour quilt challenge

And here's a cool no-ruler improv quilt by Natalie

This beauty is by new member, and new quilter, Penny!

A mod mini by Rosalie using up her stash, and another that she made from a panel to work on quilting techniques.

This was Susan's first meeting, and she brought a vibrant Drunkard's Path!

Audrey is our photographer, so she's a little busy during show & share, and she got pictures of her quilts later - this one is called "Migration" and it's for her grandchild.

Audrey also did this awesome design in reverse applique.

Charity Quilts

Some of our members have been working on quilts to be donated to residents of Cockrell House - the quilts were collected at the October meeting, giving us all a chance to have a look before they are donated. 






Gayle, Pam, Diane and Kim



Dawna, Linda, Fay, Pat, Pam, Sherrlyn, Daria and Carol-Ann



Anne, Crin and Marion

Anonymous.... let us know if you made this quilt so we can add your name!

Well done, everyone!

Thursday, 18 October 2018

October Block Lotto

Autumn trees is the theme of today! That's my dad, on the golf course last weekend.

Dig into your stash and pull your autumn colours.  Red, orange, yellow, rust, gold, green, brown.
Use only print fabrics, please.
You will need four 7.5" squares, and four 1.5"x 2" brown squares to make your four small blocks. My photo only shows fabric to make 2 blocks, and I have cut 2" off the 7.5" block already.
We are going to use a free tutorial from Diary of a Quilter. Click here to learn how to make some fun, quick, and super easy modern trees.  DO NOT use her dimensions, we are making a different size block. Use the instructions, with the above cut size fabrics and you should end up with 6.5" blocks.  Your small strips for the base will come from the 2.5" strip you cut of your starting square.

You must make 4 small (6.5") blocks for one block lotto. DO NOT sew these together!

Have fun; it was so easy, I have started a quilt for myself in a another colour palette.

Thanks Gayle Ritchie for sending me the link for this block.

4 small blocks= 1 block lotto, so make 4, make 8, make a dozen little modern trees.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Birthday Mini Challenge

Happy Birthday to us! MQG Victoria is five years old and to celebrate we’re doing a fun mini quilt challenge. If you were at the September meeting you will have received a “lollipop” of polka-dot fabric (if you weren’t there don’t worry, you can still get one at the October meeting).

Incorporate this fabric into a mini... the only rules are that it must be quilted and bound, with a perimeter measurement of at least 48” and no bigger than 100”, and it must contain your polka-dot fabric. Other than that, you’re free to create whatever modern mini quilt you would like!

Bring your completed mini quilt to the November meeting. We look forward to seeing them!

Monday, 1 October 2018

September Show & Share

There were lots of great contributions for Show & Share this month - check out what our members have been up to. There also seemed to be an unofficial theme of "Dress to Match Your Quilt"... spot the coordinated quilters!

This quilt was made by Lisa for her son, and it won a first prize ribbon at the Saanich fair!
Rosalie has been in the pink, first with this one made of squares....
...and this one of triangles.
Nicole made this wonky star quilt in five days, and finished the binding on the day of our meeting!

Notice the excellent cardigan/quilt binding coordination.
Sharon's vibrant diamond patterned quilt is called Boomerang.
Esther spent the summer making bags and wallets, some with yard sale fabric.

Looks like there may be some wallet/shirt coordination as well...
Sarah made cats! And cats with glasses!
 Jo made this quilt from Block Lotto winnings - remember the heart blocks? She's donating this to the Victoria Hospital Foundation.
Jo's lucky sister-in-law is getting this one... Jo based it on our June Block Lotto block.
And a third quilt by Jo - this one is based on the puzzle piece block we did in June, 2017.
Anne and her sister Crin made this charity quilt with their friend Mary, and Anne quilted it.

Expert quilter/quilt coordination by Crin!
 Barbara’s embroidery guild had a challenge to create something with this blue fabric, and she made a modern mini quilt.
 Barbara also made this one with sashiko stitching... and she made that ginkgo leaf print fabric herself!
 Kathleen made this striking throw for her sister's new apartment.
 Mary called this quilt Off To The Fair, then it went off to the Saanich fair and won a first place ribbon!
Last month Netta showed us a pink baby quilt.... the baby has now arrived and it's a boy, so she whipped up another one in blue.

We can't see her shirt, but blue jeans... we'll call that another match!