Thursday, April 18, 2019

April Block Lotto - Pick up Sticks

It’s Springtime!  

What’s more spring-like than daffodils and lilac trees blooming. 
April’s Block lotto palette has a wide selection of Spring colors to choose from.

This month's Pick-up Sticks block tutorial comes from the Empire Quilt Guild of NYC.  

We are making 61/2 inch blocks.
Fabric choices  - As always, keep it modern.
Background:  Solid white or white tone-on-tone
Pick-up-sticks:  Keep all 3 sticks mostly prints.  Feel free to mix in the occasional solid, but keep the tones in similar shades.

This months Lotto by Gail H

General Rules:

1. Make one quilt block (or more) following the pattern and colour scheme outlined in the monthly post.  For every block you make and bring to that month’s meeting, you will get one entry in the lotto.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, but really want to participate in the lotto, comment on this post or contact Philippa and we’ll try to work it out. Remember, you must be a member of CALMQG to participate.
2. The winner gets ALL THE BLOCKS to make a quilted project from them (guild reserves the right to vote on splitting up the blocks between more than one winner if there are enough entries).  If you win, the blocks become yours and you can use them in any way you choose.
3. We would like to see your finished project, either in person or pictures, within a year of winning the blocks.  You may continue to participate in and win subsequent block lottos during that time (at least for now…we may elect that you can not win again until you've shown your finished project).  After the year is up, you cannot participate or win again until the original project is finished.
4. Use modern fabrics that you like or love! If you are unsure about your fabric selection as it relates to 'Modern', just ask.
5. Have fun!  Keep in mind that (most likely) someone else will be taking home your block to incorporate into a larger piece and things must fit together (literally, …so keeping your block true to size is probably the most important thing), but you should also make it yours and enjoy the process!

6. Share with the tags @calgarymqg #calmqgblocklotto #calgarymqg on IG or on the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild Facebook Group. Have you tagged yourself #calmqgmember yet?