Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February Block Raffle

Block Name: Scrappy Mountain Majesties


Link: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/scrappy-mountain-majesties.html


Rules:
-Pick 2 contrasting colors (you will need to cut (1) 8.5 inch square from each color to complete one block)
-Each block is an entry in the raffle, make as many blocks as you like.
-Due at our February 23rd Meeting
-Do not sew the 2 pieces together





Examples of what 2 blocks look like together:



Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 New Year's Resolution Challenge

Welcome to 2017! To kick off your year of sewing, our first challenge of the year is going to be a "New Year's Resolution".

Is there a quilting or sewing technique you've been meaning to try but haven't found the courage or time to do it? Sign up to participate in the Columbus Modern Quilters New Year's Resolution Challenge! Click here to do so.

Also, please review the CMQ Challenge rules HERE.

You are challenged to complete a project that executes a technique you've never done before but have been meaning to tackle. For example, challenge yourself to try curves, paper piecing, applique, free motion quilting, bags or garments for the first time. Check out our Pinterest board for tutorials.

Your project is due at the April meeting and must be a completed item. It does NOT have to be a quilt but it does have to be finished. For example you are welcome to try your new technique on a bag, one-hour basket, pot holder, etc., or if you've been dying to applique cats onto a rad vest, go for it!

You have four months to complete your item, so be sure to post your progress on Instagram. Tag your work with #cbusmqchallenge.

By participating you will be entered into a random drawing for a prize and the group will also vote on best execution of the stated technique, with the winner also getting a prize. You must be present at the April meeting to win.

Please note that in order to participate in challenges, you must be a dues-paying member of CMQ. Make sure your dues are paid up by the March meeting to participate.

Questions? Email Rachel at rbuccicone@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

February 2017 Bee Block



Block Design Name: Row Houses

Link to block tutorial
Handout during meeting - I received the block at Glamp 2016 and it can only be used for personal use and not copied. Please make all 5 and do not sew them together.

Color selection
Bright colors for houses - plain white for the "sky" - no brown or grey or black please. Please fussy cut the windows with animals, objects, kids, etc. I have plenty of flower ones already.

Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block:
Anything bright - Tula pink, Michael Miller,

Will you be providing fabric?  No

Directions
Anything that we will need to know to make your block
Please fussy cut the windows with animals, objects, kids, etc. I have plenty of flower ones already.












Saturday, December 31, 2016

December 2016 Meeting Recap

Meeting Date: Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Location: Dabble & Stitch

Thanks to everyone attending our December meeting! We had our holiday meeting at Dabble & Stitch. Thank you so much for hosting us. If you've never been to Dabble & Stitch, you definitely want to stop by. Its a great shop owned by husband and wife duo Daniel and Katie. You can find the latest modern fabrics as well as take classes and use their sewing lounge.  If you can't make it to their store they also have a Etsy shop.

We had a little fun by wearing our holiday sweaters while enjoying all the treats brought by everyone.



The highlight of the meeting was our white elephant swap. Lots of laughs and gifts were exchanged by all.






Then it was time for show and tell.











A photo posted by Columbus Modern Quilters (@cbusmodernquilters) on


Some announcements:
  • Next Meeting:  Thursday, January 26th, 2016 6:30-8:30
    • Location: Whetstone Library
  • Charity Sew In for Bags of Courage
    • CHANGE OF DATE  - Saturday, January 28th 10-3:45
    • Location: Whetstone Library
    • More information on the event can be found here.
  • January Fabric Swap - Red and Green
    • For 2017, we will be swapping fabric by color.  This will be a great way to build up your stash!
  • Upcoming events to be announced:
    • Trip to Fabric Shack in Waynesville, OH.
    • Tour of the Decorative Arts Center in Lancaster, OH with a mini shop hop.





Friday, December 16, 2016

January 2017 Bee Block


Queen Bee:
Jennie

Which Hive? 12 month January

Block Design: Autumn Arrowhead

Link to block tutorial

The block for January is the Autumn Arrowhead by one of our members Abby Hersey.  You can find the tutorial here.  This is a quick, easy block.  Just be mindful of the marking and cutting directions.

Color selection

Please use two vibrant contrasting colors.  Please avoid white, browns and low volume fabrics.

Will you be providing fabric?

No.

Example:

Below are examples of the block and fabric combinations:
A photo posted by Abby Hersey (@makinggoodchoices) on

Here are examples of the types of fabrics I was looking for:


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cynthia 12 Month Bee Block- December


Which Hive? 12 month December

Block Design: Cordelia's Garden

Name Link to block tutorial

No link, Cynthia passed out directions at the October/November meetings. If you need them, just email Cynthia. I have a pdf saved.  You can contact Cynthia through the FB group or contact Leigh or Jennie.

Color selection

Reds, greens, white or off white. No solids. Christmas colors, but NOT Christmas fabric.
Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
Your choice, but please make "modern" choices. (No civil war prints)

Will you be providing fabric?

No

Directions:

Do NOT do a final trim (square up).

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

#cordeilasgarden on IG will give you a fine example.

Donna's 6 Month Bee- December

Donna's 6 month Bee Hive December Directions:
 
Name : Donna


Which Hive? 6 month December


Block Design: String Star


Name Link to block tutorial
Directions given at November meeting, if didn't get them please contract Leigh & Donna
Color selection
-Background (Star) is in Kona Pepper (provided by Donna). 
-Strings are cut from 1 inch to 2 inches in blues and turquoise.
-High contrasts and scrappiness desired.  


Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
anything modern, cotton and steel, rifle paper,


Will you be providing fabric?
Yes, Kona Pepper
 
Directions:
You will make four (4)  7.5" star sections.  Pattern provided does  NOT include seam allowance.  Please include 1/4 inch seam allowance when trimming.  Do not sew blocks together.  Center of star is Kona Pepper (provided by me).  Strings are cut from 1 inch to 2 inches in blues and turquoise.   High contrasts and scrappiness desired.   Pictures will be on Instagram by 11/19. 
 
Directions Links to example of the quilt block or fabric you would like us to use.   
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