Friday, October 21, 2016

November Block Lotto - Under the Sea Kaleidoscope

This month's Block Lotto block is paper-pieced!  This easy, "no-cost" pattern from Fresh Lemon Quilts  will make for a fun, scrappy quilt for the lucky winner!

We will be using a 12-inch template from Fresh Lemon Quilts.  The template is embedded in her blog post and she has a wonderful paper-piecing tutorial if you missed the October meeting demo.

I have chosen the palette below, I hope you like it!

Photo from Design Seeds:

We are looking for hues of purples, blues, and a pop of orange or sunny yellow.  Our "neutral" will be black and white print in which the lavender above serves as our white.  The black and white print will always be Piece 3 on the template.  Solids are allowed for the colors.  If you only do one block, you don't have to include any of the orange/yellow, thus the pop!

Fabrics 1 and 2 will need to be similar in color for each template.  Fabric 3 is your "neutral", which will be a black and white print.  You will need four templates/pieces which make one block, so just make sure you are not repeating any fabrics within one block.  See my example below where I have labeled which piece is which.

Make sure you leave the paper on your block.  That will be the lucky winner's super fun task!

Bring your finished blocks to the November meeting to be entered in the Block Lotto.

Use the following hashtags on Instagram so we can follow along: #calmqgblocklotto #calmqg and #calgarymqg

Friday, October 14, 2016

October Meeting

Well can you believe it's October! With all this crazy weather we have have been having lately I feel like we skipped Fall altogether and have headed straight into Winter. With all this rain and snow now upon us, I think alot more of us are staying indoors and working on our sewing projects. What projects are you currently working on?

I have been doing alot of paper piecing recently. So we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to teach all our members a new technique. This will be a great time to learn about this technique and ask questions on this process. I know a few of you already have some experience with Paper Piecing, other have not. But I am sure everyone can have fun learning something new about this process.

The schedule is:
  • Greeting and updates
  • Demo on Paper Piecing
  • Show and Tell

Please bring:

  • 2017 Quiltcon Charity block kits
  • 5" squares for charity quilts
  • a modern quilt for show and tell
  • name tag

Our meeting are held at Wonderfil Threaducation Centre Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE from 7-9pm on October, 20. Our next Sew Day will be on Saturday, October, 29th at the same location as our meetings.