Monday, March 27, 2017

Cynthia 12 Month Bee Block

Cynthia 12 Month Bee Hive April Directions:
Name : Cynthia C

Which Hive? 12 month April

Block Design: Wonky Economy Block

Name Link to block tutorial
None, see Directions Below
Color selection
Low volume for center block, and bright for both surrounding fabric. Make sure there is at least one matching color in each surrounding. (Just so it looks they coordinate ) no tans, browns or "dull" colors.
Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
Will you be providing fabric?
"Start with 1 low volume square that is 4.25"". Trim a bit off 3 sides to make it ""un-square."" Cut 2 squares for the first surround at 4.5"". Now, cut these corner to corner,  but wonky. Meaning not directly down the center. The outer fabric, cut 2 squares at 9"" and cut wonky from corner to corner.
Assemble as you would an economy block. Sew 2 opposite sides of the center to 2 fabrics of 1st layer, press, trim. Now sew the opposite sides, press. Trim with a .25"" margin above the points all the way around. This will not be a 90 degree square. 
Next sew the larger wonky cut triangles to the unit. Opposite sides first, press, trim. Now the final 2 wonky triangles. Press.
Finally cut the square with right angles.  Pick a point in the center of the block, measure 5 inches out to all sides. Trim along those lines. "

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


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Zipper Pouch Swap

We know a lot of you are masters of the zipper pouch, and if you attended the March meeting for the zipper tutorial, you're now a zipper expert! 😉Let's put your new found skill to use by participating in the Zipper Pouch Swap. 

You'll be paired with another participating Columbus Modern Quilters member and have until the May meeting to make a pouch just for them. You can make any type of pouch your heart desires, so long as it has a zipper and can hold things. Go as simple or complicated as you want. Add some patchwork or not, it's up to you!

To participate, complete THIS FORM and you will be emailed your partner's information. You must be a dues-paying member to participate. Partnerships are SECRET so you won't know who is making for you. You must be at the swap reveal meeting to exchange your item. If you are unable to attend, your item must be sent with someone else, dropped off, or mailed to the recipient up to a week after the meeting date.

Per the Swap Rules, you will not receive the item made for you until the item you made is received. Remember to use quilt shop quality fabric and do your best work. Make something you’d be proud to receive/use, taking into consideration your partner’s likes/dislikes (we'll give you their Instagram and Facebook info).

Part of the fun of participating in secret swaps is posting preview photos and trying to guess who your partner is.  We encourage you to be active in the FB group and/or IG 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. You can also find the info sheet from the March's zipper tutorial HERE.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March Meeting Reminder (Thursday 3/23/2017)

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Reminder that tomorrow's meeting is Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 6:30-8:30 at Old Worthington Library.

Old Worthington Library
820 High St,
Worthington OH 43085

We have a fun raffle for the meeting!  Leigh has a surprise that comes in a purple box to giveaway at the April meeting.
How to enter:
1.  Have your dues paid by the March Meeting (TOMORROW).

Check out the FB group page on how to get an additional entry.

Raffle will be drawn at the April meeting.  You must be present for the meeting.

Items to bring:

Name Tags
Block Raffle - Info can be found here.
Bee Blocks for Donna - Block info can be found here
Fabric Swap cut into F8s. This month is Pantone Color of the year Greenery.
Any drawstrings bags to be donated to Bags of Courage 
Items for Show and Tell


Ice Breaker
Bee Blocks
Block Raffle
Demo - Zippers - Rachel
Discuss Carpooling for the exhibit at Decorative Arts Center of Ohio.
Next Group Sew-in
Show and Tell