Tuesday, December 31, 2019

February Block Lotto: "Made Fabric" to mark our guild's 10th Anniversary!

This being our guild's 10th anniversary year, we thought it would be fun to do a Block Lotto to reflect on our beginnings.  Our guild was founded by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, who kindly hosted our first meetings in her Manhattan loft.   One of Victoria's signature techniques is creating and using "made fabric" in her stunning, original quilt designs.   This improvisation technique is playful, uses up scraps, and produces pieces that can be cut up or trimmed to make dynamic quilt elements.

For our February Block Lotto, we invite you to make block-size pieces of made fabric, 10"-12" on each side.  Also, because it's for February, with Valentine's love in the air, please use about 50% fabric with red and/or pink.   For my sample, shown below, I also threw in some yellow, dark blue and white to add contrast and light, but the combination is really up to you.  Your pieces do not have to be square, but should be between 10" and 12" on each side.

Happily, for those who have never made "made fabric," Victoria has a nifty tutorial at 
http://www.15minutesplay.com/2010/07/got-15-minutes.html.  I began my sample with a 5-sided shape as she suggests - the wonky floral pentagon in the middle, which is actually one of her early floral fabric designs! - and am very happy with the results.  

Just as in all Block Lotto projects, participants will get one ticket for each piece of made fabric they contribute, each ticket being a chance to win them all!  (Plus, it turns scraps into something lovely, so you really win either way!)

I hope everyone will make at least one piece for this, as it marks such a special occasion! 

Project Summary:
Block: piece of "Made Fabric" 
Size: 10"-12" on each edge - does not have to be square
Colors: use 50% red and/or pink fabrics
Fabric: quilting cotton 
Questions? Contact Deborah at VicePresident@nycmetromodquilters.com


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