Thursday, September 21, 2017

October Bee Block

Queen Name : Heather P

Block Name:  Star Sampler

Link to block tutorial 
http://picklesandbacon.blogspot.com/2010/06/star-sampler-block-3.html?m=1

Color selection
Contrasting, but coordinating colors.  2 fabrics from the same line would work. Bright colors any designer.  Background should be white or white on white.
 
Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block 
Any Designer

Will you be providing fabric?
No


Directions 
The directions say to cut the squares to 3 7/8 inches.  I cut my squares to 4 inches and then trimmed my half squares to 3.5 inches.  It was MUCH easier. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ornament Swap

As quilters, we know the holidays will be here sooner than we are ready. With that in mind, it's already time to hold an Ornament Swap so you can add something new to your holiday decor and enjoy the talents of your fellow CMQers. 

We're talking about an ornament - something small and hangable - that you make yourself. Maybe it's just a glass ball with fabric scraps inside. Maybe you're going to hand piece fabrics into a sphere. It can even be a no-sew project so long as you feature some fabric. Go as simple or complicated as you want.

You will have until the November meeting to make an ornament to give away. You will not be assigned a specific partner, so make something you think is cool and we'll let participants fight over it white elephant style. That being said, you must wrap your ornament for presentation at the meeting so we don't know what or whose ornament we're getting until we open it!

To participate, complete THIS FORMYou must be a dues-paying member to participate. You should be at the swap reveal meeting to give and receive an ornament, but if you can convince a friend to bring and choose an ornament for you, that's allowable. All ornaments that show up to the November meeting will go home with someone, so no late submissions!

Per the Swap Rules, do your best work. Make something you’d be proud to receive.

Part of the fun of participating in swaps is posting preview photos on social media.  We encourage you to be active in the Facebook group and/or Instagram and share photos of your items as you’re making them. Please use the hashtag #cbusmqswap when you share your photos.

Need some help getting started? We've got some inspiration for you on the CMQ Pinterest Page.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

September Bee Block

Queen Name : Rose W

Block Name:  Wanta Fanta Block

Link to block tutorial 
http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Wanta-Fanta-Block.pdf

Color selection
I would like the foreground to be bright and scrappy. Very saturated prints that read as all one color. My favorites are common in the Cotton & Steel palette, Aqua, Mustard, Navy, and Magenta. But anything that is bright and saturated will work.

Please use low volume prints for the "background." I prefer super low volume prints, white on white, or light grey, but use what you have. No solids, novelty fabrics, or traditional batiks. 

Please do not use solids anywhere on the block. Also, please don't use prints that are too large (for example the C&S mustangs print is awesome but wouldn't work well here).
 
Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block 
My favorites are Carolyn Friedlander, Lizzy House, Karen Lewis, and any Cotton and Steel, especially the basics.

Directions 
Please make the block entirely scrappy throughout. For example on the x-shaped block use 4 different colors in the foreground, and 4 different corner colors on the o-block. When printing please make sure you print it the correct way. 
DO NOT sew the 4 blocks together.  You should make 4- 6.5" blocks.

Links to example of the quilt block or fabric you would like us to use.  

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Bee Block

August Bee Block

Name : Christina L

Which Hive? 12 month December


Block Design: Raspberry Kiss
Name Link to block tutorial
 
 
Color selection
"Background - low volume that reads as white, off-white, or light grey. Cross -
 any colors except browns, grey or black. Feel free to use scraps.
 
Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
Anything modern is fine
Will you be providing fabric?
No
 
Directions:
Please make 4 of the 4.5 inch blocks
 
Directions Links to example of the quilt block or fabric you would like us to use.   
 
 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July Bee Block

****Due at the August meeting, our July meeting is the Sew In July 29*****

Name : Katy J
Which Hive? 12 month
Block Design: Variation on a disappearing 9-patch


Name Link to block tutorial
 
Color selection
No Navy, Brown, or blacks as the dominant colors 
  
Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
Bonnie and Camille is one of my favorites
 
Will you be providing fabric?
No
 
Directions:
Each of the nine squares should be one predominate color but can have other colors in it. Each nine patch should be a different color or shade of the same color is fine. Use White as the background

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

June Meeting Agenda

6:30-8:30 Whetstone Library Meeting Room

Agenda:

Yellow/Orange F8 Fabric Color Swap 
Color Reveal Challenge
Bee Blocks
Curve Improv Demo
Show and Tell


Thursday, June 1, 2017

June Bee Block


Name : Cassandra B

Which Hive? 12 month December
 
Block Design: Improv Circles
 
Name Link to block tutorial
I would like you to create a circle or implied circle of any type as long as it reads sort of circular when you are finished.  Improv is encouraged!
 
Color selection
Please use low volume fabric(s) for the background.  The "circle" should be a single bright color of your choice, but you can include as many fabrics as you would like. For instance, if you choose to make a blue circle, you can use as many blue fabrics as you would like, as long as they are all blue.  Please avoid large amounts of brown, black or grey.  (Small amounts in a print are ok)
 
Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
Any modern fabric or color wall fabrics would work for this block.  Try to avoid prints with a large number of competing colors.  Most Carolyn Friedlander, Alison Glass, and Cotton and Steel Basics fit into this category, but I hope you will use what you have in your scrap bin and stash.
 
Will you be providing fabric?
No
 
Directions:
Create a block of your choice that has a circle-like motif.  Try to make your blocks finish at 10" or larger.  Hint:  If you are using curves, bigger is easier!  Improv blocks are ideal, but you can also use a traditional block.  Try to not use a commercial pattern- I am planning to make this for a group quilt show entry, and I don't want to have to track down permission from numerous sources.  Your "circle" can have curves or be constructed with all straight seams.  Choose a bright, dominant color for the main circle and low volume prints for the background.  I created a Pinterest board with various types of circle blocks, but I hope you will do what inspires you most!
Directions Links to example of the quilt block or fabric you would like us to use.   
https://www.pinterest.com/thenotsodramati/quilt-blocks-circles/