Sunday, June 26, 2016

Rainbow Stash Buster Blocks


I've made 9 blocks for #QuiltsForPulse - 3 FPP Hearts for Quilts For A Cause and 6 Rainbow Stash Buster blocks for our own quilt being coordinated by Cairo.

More pics and a link to the FPP Heart pattern here on my blog - Chris :D

Monday, June 6, 2016

Improv: Beyond The Bee and Y-Seam Tute

Hi everyone, I've completed Jenny's scores for the May Improv: Beyond The Bee blocks and I've written this blog post sharing my process and thoughts.  


On my own blog for reference, I also have  this page detailing instructions for all 2012-2015 original Guild Bee blocks alongside Challenge blocks and Block Lotto, etc. 


Back in March, after demoing Y-Seams at the Guild meeting I posted A Beginner's Guide To Y-Seams and shared it on the Guild's private Facebook page.  I don't think everyone accesses the Facebook group so I'm taking the opportunity to mention it here too.


Over the summer I'll post a binding tute based on the demo I did at the May meeting, I'll let you know when it's available.  

Can't wait for the retreat this weekend and wishing everyone a really great summer :D - Chris


Saturday, June 4, 2016

May Show & Tell

Chris D

This person is hiding (and not on the sign in list)!

Chris E





Ivete (she's an applique machine!)


Victoria

Margaret

The EPP project!!
Lisa

Brian
Diane
Diane


Karen

Maria

Naomi (part 1)


Naomi (part 2 - the finished product!)

Jean

Alyson

Hayden
Jorge
Helen
Helen


Deborah

Maren

Andrea

Sue E

Sue C-W

Jenny
Andrea and one of the guild challenge quilts...

and Andrea and the other guild challenge quilt!
Rachel

Rachel
Maureen (a little blurry!)

Theresa

Sara 

Emily 







Monday, May 30, 2016

May and June Lucky Bee blocks

For her May block, Christine sent us fabric and instructions to make a block based on the Big Star Quilt tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Made almost entirely of half-square triangles, it was an easy and fun block.  (It didn't hurt that the fabrics I got were green and purple!)


For her June block, Margaret asked us to make an improvisational block using a combination of fabrics she sent and fabrics from our stash.  She wanted us to use only squares and rectangles, but we were asked not to use a ruler (always a challenge for me).  I think I met all of the requirements, and I think it turned out well.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Bee Block for Cynthia

Cynthia requested an improv low volume log cabin with adorable center square and skinny bold strip.
This is going to make an amazing quilt - great idea, Cynthia!


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Mondrian Blocks - Lucky Bee

Two blocks for Nellie.  This is going to make a stunning quilt!  Great idea, Nellie. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April Lucky Bee block for Deborah

Deborah sent us precisely pre-cut fabric and beautifully detailed instructions to create a variation of a pattern called Interlocking Seasons.  Here's my finished block.


I love this pattern because it looks complicated, but if you follow the instructions, it's really not very difficult.  I also love it because it has one of Deborah's favorite fabrics, which makes me smile.

I was working on the block at Dear Jane class, and Diane pointed out that it is fairly similar to the Maze of Madness block (which I loved making, despite its name).  The blocks are similar, although Deborah's is significantly larger.


Looking forward to seeing this fabulous quilt.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Need a few more petals

This is what they look like so far - we could use about 8 more petals. Doesn't it look very spring like (even if our weather doesn't agree!!!) Petal blocks are unfinished 6.5", with petal a full half inch from the edges.
Thanks.
Naomi and Rossanna.

Friday, April 1, 2016

March Lucky Bee blocks for Nellie

As March queen bee, Nellie asked us all to make Mondrian-inspired blocks.  She assigned us each two blocks and sent fabric to cover everything.  She asked us to replace one of the colored squares in each block with a tone-on-tone fabric of our own.


This is going to be one bold and modern quilt.  Can't wait to see the finished creation.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

March Show and Tell!




Bernadette rocking ... FRINGE!!!


Bernadette 


Lisa 


Ivete


Margaret


Jody


Judy 


Naomi


Susie


Kim 


Mayann 


Nancy


Chris


Maggie


Maria 



Cynthia 

Rossanna

Lori


Andrea