March 18, 2018

Charm Pack Challenge

While I've been President of my quilt guild, I've presented a new challenge every 6 months.  The goal is to encourage the members to "think outside the box".  Many modern quilters never use a pre-cut, with the exception of Fat Quarters.  So this time it's the Charm Pack Challenge.  You can read about it here.

I decided to use white on white 5" squares.  The charm pack is called Cookies & Cream by Wilmington Prints.  The packs have 24 charms each and I bought 6 packs; if my math is right I'll end up with a 54" square quilt, or a 49" x 58" quilt.  I'm planning on using scraps in the 2nd photo to liven up the quilt.

The Challenge isn't due until the September meeting, but with my busy life, I thought I'd better get it started and off to the LAQ.
May your bobbins always be full,

Rope Bowl

This is the rope bowl that I made at the March meeting of the TVMQG.

Our fabulous VP of Programs, Jessica, taught the class.

My result is perfectly imperfect, and I love it.  I may or may not make more bowls, but at least I know how.  Our Secretary, Taylor, is doing a fundraiser for the guild, a salon boutique, and I'm going to use this technique to make some rope coasters.  Stay tuned!

May your bobbins always be full,

April Charity BOM

These are my versions of the Temecula Valley MQG block of the month.  This 12" Tulip Block is very easy to make, you can find the tutorial by following this link.  I cut the pieces on Friday and chain pieced all four blocks on Saturday.  They're put together log-cabin-syle.  As usual, I'll donate two and keep two.  I really love the green blocks and think I'll keep those.

May your bobbins always be full,