Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 2018 Block Lotto - Checker Block

Winter just blew in again!!!   Posting just a little bit early so you can sew instead of braving the crazy roads.

I am hoping winter is finally on it's way out, and that we can finally look forward to spring. To help us out I've chosen a palette with Spring written all over it, and this fun and versatile block from Jess of Elven Garden Quilts. From the sounds of things, a few of you have been noticing this block too!  Meet the  Checker Block!

And our Palette...

After seeing this quilt made by Patti @retiredtoquilt, I decided to play with our colour placement!

Colour Placement:
Sashing -White
Half of HST's - White (watch placement)
Other half of HST's and rectangles -  Denim blues, Chartreuse, Pinks, and look at the flowers too!  Yellow Orange Red and Purple.

These blocks are easiest to make in pairs so you will get 2 blocks with matching HST's   If you are making more then 2, you could mix and match the HST's. Either way be careful to get the white in the right spot.

General Rules:

1. Make one quilt block (or more) following the pattern and color 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!

Share with the tags @calgarymqg #calmqgblocklotto #calgarymqg on IG or on the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild Facebook Group. If you would like help with either of those, contact your guild's Social Media Coordinator: Tamara Kerelchuk @ninjadesigns or @calgarymqg
Have fun! I can't wait to see all these blocks come together!