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.