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.

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"

This one is $5 but it includes the original Kelly and the Friends of the Hour Basket:

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

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.   

Monday, July 30, 2018

Block Raffle

Block Name: Autumn Arrowhead

Tutorial: http://www.abbyhersey.com/journal/2015/10/1/autumn-arrowhead

 Choose a light and a dark fabric. They do not have to be the same color. Example Light purple and dark orange. Bring as many blocks as you want.

Due Date: August 23 2018 Meeting

August Bee Block

Name : Christina L

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
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.   

Blocks Christina already has:
*please pick different fabric then in the pictures

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Bias Tape Challenge

Make a mini quilt, a quilt, pillow or a sewn item that uses Bias Tape. You can buy the Bias Tape or make your own. Bring it to the August 23 meeting were the members will vote on which one is their favorite and we will also draw a random winner. There is no sign ups for this challenge.

Block Raffle- June Meeting

Block Name: Modern Christmas Tree Block

Block Link: https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2015/12/modern-christmas-tree-quilt-block.html

the tree & background- red, green, and white fabrics (no Christmas themed fabric)
tree trunks- brown/tan

June Bee Block- Meig

June Bee Block
Name: Meig H
Block Design Name: Single Wedding Ring
Color Selection
Anything bright and fun - can be scrappy, same color family, or same print -- whatever strikes your fancy. I'd like low volume or a 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, Tula Pink, Heather Ross, batiks, anything - really. Just dig in your stash and find something fun and go with it.
There's a YouTube video if you need it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puH0HijaLI8

Thursday, April 19, 2018

July Sew In

Our next Sew in will be July 28 1:30-6pm at Whetstone Library. Everyone is welcome to come even if they cant make our regular meeting. This is an open sew in so bring any project you would like to work on. Machine or hand sewing/knitting

Things to Bring
-you sewing machine
-anything you need for your project
-a snack to share
-something to drink (no red drinks)
-extension cords
- We will be using the tables and chair at the library but you are more then welcome to bring extra    tables or chairs.
- items we will have people to sign up to bring- irons, ironing boards, & cutting mat

Song Title Challenge

Make a mini quilt, pillow or a sewn item that represents a song title. Bring it to the June 28 meeting were the members will vote which one represents the song the best. There is no sign ups for this challenge.

Example: Its 5 O'clock Somewhere- you could make a mini quilt with a drink on it and a parrot on it

2018 UFO Challenge

UFO Challenge 2018
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.
1. Sign up by May 24 2018 (our May Meeting)
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.

May Bee Block

Name: Cynthia H.
Block Design Name: Drunkards Path
I like how she registers the middle by folding the quarter circle and the background to make sure the fabrics are centered. Please check your email for a PDF of the pattern!
Color Selection
Pick a main color that you'll use for the (4) squares: Pink (up to Blush) or Red (up to Maroon) or Orange (up to Yellowish Gold). Within the color-way you chose... For each of the (4) squares , please use fabrics saturated with mostly shades of that color- High Chroma. (So no multi-color fabric nor fabric with white background) Choose a different fabric for each of the (4) quarter circles. Going for scrappy within the color-way. Please use Kona 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
Get inspired from these: Allison Glass- sunprint, igsignia ; Anna Maria Horner- color on color plaids/homespuns, crosshatch , sealing wax, daiquiri solid pallet from Anna Maria's website is good for inspiration; cotton and steel- blenders such as: Dottie Tangerine ... Add It Up Lip Gloss... Poolside Shaken Pink ....Rifle Paper Co. Wonderland Metallic Follow ... Macrame Owl Bead There Tomato ... Kujira & Star Trajectory Star... ; Tula Pink- color on color blenders; Art Gallery Fabrics- Prisma Elements Rad Rhodonite , Pastel Thrift Bibliomania ; Cloud 9- Organic Brush Strokes Trellis Coral , Organic Gather Sunshower Orange ; Alexander Henry- Once Upon A Time Heath Yellow/Red, Hot Pink and Old Rose; Amy Butler- Splendor Mighty Corners Cherry
Please make (4) 7 inch-ish drunkard path squares -- but don't sew them together into a block or trim them down. I will trim them down to 6 1/2" and play with them to either do a sampler or some other trad-modern arrangement.
Links to example of the quilt block or fabric you would like us to use.
Please email me at chayes7860@gmail.com if you have any questions. THANKS!!!!


Friday, March 23, 2018

April Block Raffle

Quilt Block: Pick any star block that is 12.5 inches

Colors: pick from modern fabric that are teal, navy, white, low volume

-you will get a raffle ticket for every block you bring
-Must use quilt store quality fabric
-Be a paid member (you can pay at the April meeting)
-bring block to the April 19 meeting

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Swap #1- Bags

You'll be paired with another participating Columbus Modern Quilters member and have until the May 24 meeting to make a bag just for them. You can make any type of bag, please make what your swap partner suggests or something very similar. 

To participate, complete THIS FORM and you will be emailed your partner's information on April 1st. You must be a dues-paying member to participate. you can pay at the next meeting and still sign up. 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 it to Leigh M to bring to the meeting. Please message Leigh if you are unable to attend.

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/or Pinterest information.
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.
Important Dates:
March 30- Last day to sign up for Swap
April 1- Last Day to post at least one collage/picture on Instagram or making a board on Pinterest
April 2- You will receive an email with your swap partners information
May 24- Bring your finished bag to the meeting


April Bee Block- Kim

Name: Kim H
Color Selection:
Please list colors you would like your worker bees to use
Very low volume for the neutral. Fussy cut square and HSTs should be bright, happy colors. No black,brown or grey as the dominant color. Nothing “muddy” or dull.
Please name some designers or line of fabrics you like that will help us pick the right fabric for your block
 Alison Glass, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink, Bonnie and Camille, Denyse Schmidt, Jennifer Paganelli. Anything happy and fun!
 For the center of each block choose a fussy cut print. For the HSTs, pick two colors from the fussy cut. Please stick to one color per side, although your HSTs can be made scrappy with a mix of different prints. See the Directions in the blog post. The block should be 12.5” unfinished
Links to example of the quilt block or fabric you would like us to use.

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

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.