Thursday, October 18, 2018

October Block Lotto - While on the subject of wedges...

I have been thinking about doing this palette for a while. It's time to pull out your neutrals. Grab all those grey solids!!! Light, dark warm cool and anything in between.

I also have been thinking about wedges lately and knew A Quilters Table had a great tutorial on the subject.  You should all be pros after the Canadian Lotto Challenge!

  Imagine my surprise (and confirmation that this was the perfect project for this month) when I followed up one of my original colour inspiration pics and found this post.

The full circle was seeing that this quilt was inspired by Krista/Poppyprints!

As a twist,  you may include 1 sliver of something bright. keep it REALLY skinny! Quarter to half inch-ish?

Make your slabs 6.5 inches  x at least 18 inches.  I left the ends on mine untrimmed so the maker can make the choice of how to join the blocks together.  This is the tutorial
Neutrals, leaning to grey. dark, light, warm, cool and everything in between...with maybe 1 sliver of a bright colour.

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!