Monday, November 21, 2011

November 19 Meeting Show and Tell

Saturday's Meeting was a lot of fun. We worked on a charity quilt and had a fabric swap. Show and Tell did not disappoint:

Rebecca was asked by a good friend and neighbor to make this t-shirt quilt: Check out the funny concert t-shirts she put on the back:

Rebecca has also been working on this gorgeous fan quilt for a little while now and was happy to share its' completion. She came up with her own design:

I brought in my recent completion of Sarah Fielke's Dotty for Dresden pattern:

Alexis is impressing all of us by continuing to work on guild meeting lessons/instruction at home. Here, she showed us the cathedral window pillow she completed after Amy's lesson from October:

Alexis also put her new knowledge of paper piecing to work (taught at our September meeting by Jen) on this impeccable anniversary quilt:

Lea, another fan of Sarah Fielke's work, has begun the "Wing and a Prayer" pattern from Sarah's newest book - Quilting from Little Things. I can't wait to see the progress on this beauty!


Finally, Alice shared an adorable i-pod case she made out of a 2.5" charm pack she received at Market. Her tutorial can be found here:

It was a great meeting and wonderful to see everyone. I hope more people can join us for our holiday party and Kitchen Swap exchange - December 10 in Arlington starting at 1 pm.


Laurie

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Twilight Saga Charity Quilt

Hello dear Boston Modern Quilters! Just a little tangent to promote my group's charity quilt.

For the third year, Twilight Quilters Coven is proud to present Give to Win, a contest where you could win our original Twilight-themed quilt. For each 5$ you donate to our selected charity through our website, you get 1 chance of winning. This year, we are donating the money to Alex's Lemonade stand (for children with cancer) and Childhelp (for abused children). Last year, we raised just over 1800$! 100% of all the money we get is donated. We do not use any of it to pay for our materials or website hosting and such. IT ALL GOES TO CHARITY!

The blocks and layout are based on the Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga) book. This quilt has been designed, assembled and quilted by us. Most of the blocks are also original designs. But it gets even better. 8 of our blocks are actual autographs from actors from the saga!



To check out our quilt and donate for a chance to win it:



To visit our blog:


Thank you so much for helping us raise money for children who are in need. Good to everyone who participates!

Mel
xoxox

Monday, November 7, 2011

Charity Sew-in Part 1

Last weekend we held a sew-in at my home to make quilts using donated fabric I picked up leftover from a yard sale. Most of the fabric was from the late 70s and early 80s.

We decided to pick out the striped and plaid fabrics, and create a quilt inspired by the "Of Stripes and Bunting" quilt by Rita (of Red Pepper Quilts).



We got to work ironing and cutting....














And then got to sewing....



















On the design board....












And here is our partially finished quilt top











Our next step is to make half square triangles to use in a border, and hopefully we can finish this one up at our next meeting.

Sunday, November 6, 2011