Tuesday, February 27, 2018

March Bee Block

Name: Darci M
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Block Design: Anything goes...
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Link to block
Anything goes this month! Do you have a block you love making? Are you making a quilt now that you could whip up an extra block in my color pallet? Do you have a block you've always wanted to make? Any of the above are perfect! Any block, any size, the fun will be integrating it all together.
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Color Selection 
Bright colors, no red, orange or cream. Solid or patterned fabric. I love the boldness of C&S fabric. I love fussy cutting. I'm drawn to white or white on white background with bright funky/kitschy designs. I'm going for a really eclectic, and modern quilt. Below is a collage of example blocks.
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Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block:    Cotton & Steel
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If this is too much ambiguity and you feel stuck, send me a message and I can give you a couple of specific ideas. :) darcimatheny@gmail.com
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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Bee Block- February

Name: Katy J

Block Design Name: The Rising Star

Link to block tutorial: (you will be using 5 1/2 inch squares, more in directions below)

Color Selection:
Bight and bold! One part solid and one part scrappy. Background use the same fabric for each of the 4 parts. You can use solid or scrappy. The star. Use all different fabrics, scrappy or different shades of the same color.
Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block

Any bright fabric will be fine for this project including Batiks
Start with 5-1/2 inch squares and not the 10 inch as seen in the video. But still use the 2 inch measure.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

February Block Raffle

Block Name: Feather Bed Quilter

Block Link: CLICK HERE

   - Background: White or White on White

   -Stem Fabric: Black or dark grey or Navy or a Dark color

   - Feather: Can be one solid fabric or different color strips

   -You can bring as many finished blocks as you would like. For every block you bring your name will be put in to the raffle to win all of the blocks.

   -Due : February 22nd Meeting

2018 New Year's Resolution Challenge

Welcome to 2018! 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.

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.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

December Bee Block

Name: Leigh Morgan

 Name of Block: Raspberry Kiss

Tutorial Link: Wooden Spoon Quilts

Fabric & Color Directions (the below is for one block):

4 - 1 1/2" background fabric squares- white & black or grey (more white than black*)

Fabric for crosses:
(Please use bright and fun colors, but use the same print for all three pieces)
2 - 1 1/2" squares
1 - 3 1/2"x 1 1/2" rectangle

2 - 3" squares- a different white & black or grey fabric than the background (more white than black*)

Please make four 4 1/4 inch blocks, all of them different color/fabric (if you don't have enough different background prints, please at least make the middle fabric all different.)

Do not sew them together.

Here a link to my Pinterest Pins of some of the quilts I like that are made with this block:

*The pictures in the tutorial and Pinterest board are good examples of background fabrics to use

Thursday, October 26, 2017

November Bee Block

Name: Kim H

Block Design Name: Scrappy Bear Paw

Link to tutorial:


Color Selection:
Please make the bear paw with scrappy Fall colors (red, yellow/gold, orange, green, brown, etc.). Background should be low volume prints that coordinate well with the Fall colors. 

Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block:
Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt but really any modern designers.  Color is more important than the designer. 

Will you be providing fabric?

Feel free to use a 4 patch, a HST or a fussy cut square instead of the one large block in the corner of the bear paw.  As long as the overall size of that square stays the same size.  

Friday, October 6, 2017

Raffle Block for October Meeting:

 Modern Christmas Tree Block
Any paid member can make one or how many you want of the block. Needs to be made in modern Christmas fabric or in green and/red fabric and make the stumps brown. You will bring your block(s) to the meeting and your name will be put in the raffle for every Block you bring. Who’s ever name is picked will get to take all the blocks home!!!
Here is the tutorial:

This is an example of a finished quilt by one of our members, Darci :