Wednesday, January 28, 2015

QuiltCon 2015 - Who's Going?

Hi Mods!

Just wanted to pop in to see if anyone else from the guild is attending QuiltCon in Austin this year. If so, what classes/lectures/events will you be attending? Please share in the comments!

For those of you not attending, I will definitely post a recap when I get back!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Our Meeting on Saturday, February 7th . . . .

After a long break, we are back!
Our next meeting is Saturday, February 7th, 10am -2pm
at the Hartley House.

What have you been working on???  I can't wait to see it.

Here are a couple of things to remember to bring . . . . 

Community Blocks for our donation quilts.
Here and here are the links for the tutorial.
Remember light and medium blues for the background.
These blocks go together easily and pack a huge punch!

We are also still collecting the Red and White blocks.

Rachael's blocks for the group quilt.
I am so eager to see how this comes together.

Block Lotto!
This month the block is 8.5" unfinished.
Bright, scrappy and must include navy blue to pull them all together.

A couple more things . . . 

Name tag swaps! Are you playing along?  
Please bring your partners name tag if you signed up for this swap.

Bring your lunch and hand sewing!

One show and tell.

And new this month, show & help.
We will have a design wall set up for projects you would like feed back on.
Sometimes a different perspective makes all the difference.

Can't wait to see you Mods!
Hope you all weathered storm Juno with ease!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Our Fun Sewing Day!

Saturday we had a sewing day together,
just the way to break up the winter dull drums!

The antics started right away as you can see.
Melanie knows how to get the party started!

We had a nice cozy place to set up shop,
And I really like sewing at round tables!
It's like a dinner party, but better.  :)

Some design figuring. Quilt layering.

Chatting and sewing.  Nothing better in my book.







Melanie and Anita





Karen never really sewed.  She just wowed the crowd with Bernadette.
Quilters know how to rock!  Hehe.

"Sew" here we are . . . 
A lovely group of ladies spending the afternoon together.

See you all at the next meeting on Feb 7th!
Thanks for a very fun day.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Blocks for Jennifer

I really enjoyed doing these for Jennifer--our December Queen Bee. I sewed the strips together incorrectly in #3, but then really liked the pattern--so I left it. : )

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Lucky Bee - catching up

I'm enjoying playing catch up on these blocks :) Stars for Sandy and HST's for Jenny.

Love the colour scheme Sandy!

I decided not to join these 8" blocks in case Jenny wants to mix things up a bit. They were all put in the mail today. Happy New Year!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Catching Up and Warming Up

Christmas and New Year with family. So grateful for being able to enjoy my parents. Quilting, though, was not part of the equation. Enter 2015! I quickly caught up with my two bees and Rachael's quilt blocks.

For our Lucky Bee, December blocks for Jennifer. I spent too much time trying to fit my 2.5" HSTs into a 4, 8 or 16" block. Why didn't I resize them? Because my brain does not work like that. I ended up having differently sized HSTs, and I like the finished 8" block. I hope you do too, Jennifer! The baby 4" block is for kicks. Some fabric is going back your way.

Lucky Bee's January Queen Jody: So much fun to make these strip blocks, and they get one's color sense going. Good warm up for things to come!

For the Mod Bee, December has Chris as Queen bee. She asked for giant HST blocks and I was assigned the pink/purple palette. I was surprised to find out that my stash lacks terribly in the solid/tone-on-tone department in those colors. A visit to our friends' store, Gotham Quilts, might be in order. Chris, this block, times two, is on the post for you.

Rachael presented the guild with a group quilt challenge. I have seen some blocks already and I think the quilt will be fantastic. I wonder if my top segment should be continuous to the flying geese. Rachael, you can redo the seam if you think so. I ran out of grey, hence the odd shape of the block.

And now, to my quilts! Still working of assembling a very old (4+ years in the making) yellow and white star quilt, and the Tula Sampler, that is feeling very lonely on my design panels. I better go.
See you all in February!

National Quilting Day, March 21st

NYC Metro Mod Quilt Guild & Christie's Quilting Boutique

Kate Spain will be joining us on this sewing day March 21st.
She will be speaking on designing her Horizon & Paradiso lines,
and will also give us a little trunk show with some of her quilts!
Don't delay, sign up today!

In celebration of National Quilting Day, March 21, 2015, our guild is partnering with Christie's Quilting Boutique to sponsor a day of sewing!  It will be an "open sew" and you'll be able to work on any of your projects with a room full of fun quilters.  

The Details:

Saturday, March 21st
9:00 am to 4:00pm
First Congregational Church, 14 Brookside Road, Darien, CT
$80 investment

Bring your sewing machine or hand sewing and any supplies you'll need, extension cords and power strips, etc.  There will be a couple of ironing stations provided.  

Breakfast will be served, and you may bring your lunch or order in.  

There will be a vendor table from Christie's Quilting Boutique.

We are hoping to have a few surprises, still working out some of the details.

Space is limited so please register and pay for the day with Christie at Christie's Quilting Boutique.  
Please call 203-807-8458 to speak to Christie.  Only paid reservations will be accepted.

So quick, quick like a bunny, get on the phone and reserve your space!

For Jennifer, Jody & Rachael

 I loved making these, Jennifer!
Parson Gray & Off White was provided ...
& I added the solid grays.
16.5 x 16.5

8.5 x 8.5                   4.5 x 4.5

Jody ... I love making string blocks!

12.5 x 6.5

12.5 x 12.5

And last this minimalist block for Rachael ...

13.5 x 13.25