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/

Monday, May 22, 2017

May Meeting Reminder

Do you believe the May meeting is already here?

The next meeting will be held Thursday May 25th, 6:30-8:30 at Whetstone Library.

Things to bring:

Name Badge
Bee Blocks for May's Queen Bee Darci
Zipper Pouch for the swap
UFOs for the UFO Challenge
Fabric for the metallics F8 Swap
Items for Show & Tell
Items to sell at the garage sale.
Get ready for quilty Olympics!!!


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

UFO Challenge 2017

It's that time again. Sign up for the UFO Challenge! UFO (unfinished object) is a project you have already started and have yet to finish. It's probably been sitting in the back of your mind, taunting you, for months or even years. Well no more! You're taking that sucker down...to the last stitch! 😄

Unfinished means any degree of incomplete. You could have bought a pattern, fabric, started piecing/cutting or even be half way done with the quilt. You can enter up to 5 quilts.

Prizes, you ask? Oh yes, there will be prizes. We'll do drawings at the August and November check ins among those who have brought completed projects.

And don't forget about our July Sew-In. What a great time to work on that UFO and be encouraged by your fellow members.
Rules:
1. Sign up by June 5, 2017
2. For Members only, so pay those dues!
3. Bring your UFO to the May Meeting, if you are not able to make the May meeting please post to our Facebook page, or post on Instagram and tag cbusmodernquilters #cbusmqchallenge
4. Bring your finished UFO to the August or November meeting to be entered for a prize.
Please Sign up HERE.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

May Bee Block

Name : Darci

Which Hive? 12 month December



Block Design: #holidaypatchworkforest



Name Link to block tutorial
 
 
Color selection
Fabric will be provided


Will you be providing fabric?
Yes
 
Directions:
Using the tutorial and the fabric I have provided, you will make 2 blocks in reverse colors.  Cut a 2 inch strip from the bottom of the 2 main fabrics.  This will go on either side of the trunk.  The trees will all be wonky (some tall and skinny, some short and fat, others leaning to one side or the other).  You can trim up the blocks a bit, but I'll cut them to size once they all come back and I can see what sizes they turned out to be.
 
Directions Links to example of the quilt block or fabric you would like us to use.   
https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/holidaypatchworkforest/