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

Colors:
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.
Directions
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.
Rules:
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
Directions
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

Rules:
-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!
Directions
 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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Directions:
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
 
Direction:
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

Details:
   - 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.