Saturday, January 26, 2019

One Month Goal Challenge

We are going to switch it up this year and do a One Month Goal Challenge (OMG).
Each monthly meeting you will be signing up 1-5 projects to get finished by the next months meeting. You will then need to bring that finished project(s) to the next meeting to show and get put in the OMG raffle. For each finished project you bring to the meeting you will get one raffle ticket. So the more you finished the better your chance is to win that months OMG raffle! You will need to bring the finished project to the meeting so plan accordingly.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Picture Inspiration Challenge

Michelle Wilkie wrote a blog post called “Same But Different” about how a group of quilters used one picture as their inspiration.  It was interesting how varied and unique all of the quilts turned out.  You can read her blog here:  https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/resources/same-different

This is the picture we will be using for the challenge.  Use this photo as inspiration to create a completed piece (quilt, mini quilt, pillow, tote bag, etc.).  The reveal will take place at our March meeting.  We will vote for our favorites and give out some prizes.  We’ll also take a moment for everyone to give a brief explanation of what elements in the picture inspired their piece. 


Photo Credit: Darci Matheny


Due: March meeting 
Requirements:  
·        Must be a completed piece (quilt, mini quilt, pillow, tote bag, etc.)
·        Must be a dues paying member to participate in any challenges or swaps


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

November Bee Block

**This is due at the November meeting but is here in case you want to start early**

Name: Cynthia C

Block Design Name: Half Square Triangle block with accent

Link to block tutorial: N/A follow the directions below in the pictures

Color Selection Low volume print, soft greens and blues, turquoise. 

Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
Not picky. No "saturated" prints.

Directions
Two blocks please. Took me about 30 minutes, fabric selection to finished. Each block: Cut 2 squares 7". One square of low volume, one of print. Also cut 4 - 2" squares. Take low volume square and colored square,  sew 1/4" around the edges. Cut into 4 pieces on the diagonal. Sew the 2" block in the opposite color (blue) to the green point on the angle. Trim press and make into block. Do not trim the blocks.  So you will have 2 blocks: outer fabric is low volume,  middle is green or blue, center is opposite blue or green. Approximate finished size is 8-1/2"


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Thursday, September 27, 2018

October Bee Block

Name : Heather P


Block Design: Ribbon Star Block

Name Link to block tutorial
Color selection
Center star should be one color or print, ribbon should be scrappy using any color and print, background should be white or white on white or low volume.

Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
Any designer using bright colors.








Block Raffle- October

Block Name: Japanese X plus

Tutorial: http://curlyquesue.blogspot.com/2014/01/japanese-x-block-tutorial.html?spref=pi
(there are many tutorials out there just make sure you follow the measurements on this blog so we all finish at 10.5 inches)

Here is the fabric requirments:
(4)  4.5" squares assorted colors for the crosses
(8)  2.5" squares for crosses background
(1)  6.5" x 2.5" rectangle for the plus
(2)  2.5" x 2.5" squares for the plus (same as 6.5 x 2.5 rectangle above)
(4)  2.5' x 2.5" squares for plus background

Directions: Make the 2.5 background fabric white or low volume fabric. Make the other fabric scrappy each corner a different color/fabric

**the more blocks you bring to the October 25th, 2018 the more chances you have to win all the blocks! ***


Thursday, August 23, 2018

One Hour Basket Swap

Swap Rules:

1. This is a blind swap. You will be assigned (by email) a swap partner by September 1. They will not know you're making for them, so don't give it away!
2. You will make an original kelly hour basket tailored to your partner's tastes (favorite colors, designers, etc)
3. If you want to post preview pics, use the hashtag #cbusmqswap (this works on Instagram or Facebook, but posts might not be seen on FB depending on your privacy settings)
4. Please post a collage on Instagram of baskets you like By September 1st
5. You must bring the basket to the October 25th meeting to exchange!

It's that simple! This swap round has no extras or any other rules, so it's a good way to get your feet wet if you've never swapped before.

You can sign up for the swap HERE. Sign ups close on August 29
If you have any questions, feel free to ask on the Facebook group or message Leigh.

link to the pattern by kelbysews:
*you only need the original Kelly pattern but the Friends of the Hour Basket is a better deal!

This one is a $1 but it is only the original "Kelly"
 https://www.craftsy.com/sewing/patterns/1-hour-basket-tutorial/236408

This one is $5 but it includes the original Kelly and the Friends of the Hour Basket:
https://www.craftsy.com/sewing/patterns/friends-of-the-hour-basket/297711

Here is the picture from our last One Hour Basket Swap: 



September Bee Block

Name : Donna E

Block Design: Wanta Fanta

Name Link to block tutorial
Color selection
Scrappy Blues for "stars" and corners. White on white or very low volumes that read as white for the background

Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
Alison Glass, Carolyn Friedlander, Tula, Kaffe

Directions:
You will be making four 6.5 x 6.5 blocks. Please do not sew them together to make a 12.5 x 12.5

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