More Scrappy Hexie Blocks

Scrappy Hexie blocks in orange, purple, grey, teal, and pink

Scrappy Hexie blocks in orange, purple, grey, teal, and pink

I have been working on my scrappy hexie blocks when I have time.  This is the next group of finished blocks in orange, teal, purple, pink, and grey.

These 18 blocks will be added to the finished block pile which will mean I have a total of 43 finished hexagon blocks.  I will have to see what other colours I might be missing.

FVMQG Creativ Festival Quilt Display

Each year the organizers of Creativ Festival invites my modern quilt guild to display some of our work.  We are a small group so this annual display doubles as our “quilt show”.

Quilt Display Area

Quilt Display Area

We are given an area to display our quilts that is front and center as you enter the Tradex building.  We are very fortunate to be provided with such a prominent space.

FVMQG QuiltCon Challenge Quilt

FVMQG QuiltCon Charity Quilt

This is the first year that our guild entered a charity quilt into QuiltCon (the Modern Quilt Guild’s annual international show).  Our charity quilt was back from QuiltCon in California so we were able to have it on display as well.

My quilt - Paint Chips

My quilt – Paint Chips

Members were allowed to enter a large quilt along with their challenge quilt.  Since we were required to use just solids in our challenge quilts, I decided to pick one of my quilts that is exclusively made from solids – Paint Chips.  The designer of the quilt pattern is Karla Alexander.

Other member quilts that were displayed follow.

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FVMQG 2018 Creativ Festival Challenge

This year my modern quilt guild’s annual challenge rules were:

1.  Pick up a challenge quilt envelope that contains a 10″ square of fabric in one of the colours from our guild logo.  The three challenge fabrics were all Free Spirit Cottons in the following colours:  Tropical, Jade, and Spring.

Free Spirit Solid - Tropical

Free Spirit Solid – Tropical

Free Spirit Solid - Jade

Free Spirit Solid – Jade

Free Spirit Solid - Spring

Free Spirit Solid – Spring

2.  The colour of the square in your envelope must be the dominant colour in your challenge quilt.

3.  Use the guild business card provided to show you the other colours that can be used and feel free to add as many of those colours as you would like.

Guild business card

Guild business card

4.  Solids only.  No prints.

5.  Neutrals can also be used.

6.  Size:  21″ x 21″ – square only, no other shapes

7.  Keep your quilt a secret.  Do not post pictures on Facebook.  Nothing is to be revealed until the quilts are hung and voted on by the public at the show.

The colour in the envelope that I received was Spring.  I love lime green so I was pretty happy that this was the colour that was assigned to me.

The challenge quilts were displayed for public viewing at the Creativ Festival show on March 16 and 17.

Creativ Festival Challenge Quilts - Group 1

Creativ Festival Challenge Quilts – Group 1

Creativ Festival Challenge Quilts - Group 2

Creativ Festival Challenge Quilts – Group 2

Creativ Festival Challenge Quilts - Group 3

Creativ Festival Challenge Quilts – Group 3

Creativ Festival Challenge Quilts - Part 4

Creativ Festival Challenge Quilts – Part 4

We have to wait until the April guild meeting to find out who won the Viewer’s Challenge Award and to see who made which quilt.

 

Sew-In Turns Into Snow-In

 

Today was supposed to be my modern guild’s sew-in day.  However, because of the accumulation of snow overnight and the related road condition issues that accompany a large snowfall, the university where we meet closed the campus.

Snow accumulation overnight was just over 12".

Snow accumulation overnight was just over 12″.

It seemed appropriate that I use my quilting ruler to measure the snow accumulation since it was supposed to be a sew-in day.

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Our neighbour used his snow blower to clear our driveway for us.
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Looking down our street.  DSC_0007 DSC_0008 DSC_0009

That patch of blue sky seems to be teasing us!DSC_0010 DSC_0011 DSC_0013 DSC_0014Our Sew-In day turned into a Virtual Sew-In day as guild members stayed home in their own individual sewing spaces and used the guild’s Facebook page to post progress on their projects.