November 2020 Book Challenge Entries


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Workshop with Amy Friend, March 7, 2021

Designing Paper Pieced Curves

In this live online workshop, Amy Friend will lead you through a series of exercises where you will design six paper pieced blocks, each with a different type of curve. Because you will be drawing your own blocks, everyone’s finished piece will be unique! We will also learn about modern quilt layouts that include negative space and alternate grid work. Using our paper pieced curves, negative space and alternate grid work, we’ll each create an 18″ mini quilt or pillow cover.

Updates will posted when registration opens.

Workshop with David Owens Hastings, October 25, 2020

Workshop: Inspired by Architecture – David Owen Hastings: Using photos of architectural elements, David will guide you through the steps to design a mini fabric quilt. We will use the quilt-as-you-go method, sewing the top pieces, batting and backing simultaneously. David will demonstrate facing your quilt, to give a more modern finish than traditional look.

davidowenhastings.com

August 2020 MQG Pattern Challenge Results

Maker: Barbara Knapp
Pattern Used: Rock Candy by Yvonne Fuchs
Description: I made a smaller version of this quilt because I didn’t have enough purple fabric and I really wanted to use the purple in it. I ended up using a 4.25” square for the curved pieces and half square triangles….what was I thinking :/>, should have used 4.5” or 4”. Quilted using straight lines about 1/4” apart.


Maker: Sally Sloane
Pattern Used: City Lights by Anne Sullivan
Description: Sunset From Walnut Beach, inspired by a photo sent to me from my cousin in Ashtabula


Maker: Mary O’Bannon
Pattern Used: City Lights by Anne Sullivan
Description: I took the original pattern and changed the colors and made it smaller. I quilted vertical lines with straight stitching and horizontal lines of varying lengths with Sashiko stitching.


Maker: Susie Johnson
Pattern Used: Merge by Karen Foster
Description: I chose “Merge” for this challenge because I felt it was the most intriguing pattern. However, I thought that too many fabric colors were used in the original so I pared it down to just three colors instead of the original eight. I find the design much more compelling with the limited color palette and the saturated colors that I used. I also used a more subtle curvy quilting design which I think emphasizes the improv curves of the pattern more than the very busy quilting on the original quilt.


Maker: Lisa Handley
Pattern Used: City Lights by Anne Sullivan
Description: Walk on the Beach – Fabric from Tahiti and some Grunge Basic


Second Place

Maker: Joanne Treffner
Pattern Used: City Lights by Anne Sullivan
Description: City Lights – day & night. Driving into the city at night and leaving in the morning – so the back of the quilt is the same design mirror-imaged. The entire quilt is made of spotty fabrics with the exception of the green stripes that are the same back and front and serves as an homage to city parks. It is quilted with birds because what is a city without birds.


Third Place

Maker: Dana LaVenture
Pattern Used: Disappearing Oranges by Cheryl Brickey
Description: My quilt is 35″ X 38″, named Autumn Leaves. The Disappearing Oranges look like leaves. Therefore I have created Autumn Leaves that are softly being blown by the wind and the leaves are beginning to drop. The leaves are appliquéd to the white background.

First Place

Maker: Jeri Polizzotto
Pattern Used: Rock Candy by Yvonne Fuchs
Description:My quilt Party Mints was inspired by Yvonne Fuchs’ quilt Rock Candy. I like how she took a block and switched the colors around so that when they are next to each other it makes a new design. I included many of the same elements as her quilt – a limited number of colors in the palette, a curve and half square triangles. I came up with a nine patch block (with 7 inch squares) and sewed them in 3 different color ways. The fun part was laying them out to see all of the different secondary patterns! My daughter collaborated with me on the color palette and we had a fun day dying fabric together, but now she wants the quilt! I quilted it on my home sewing machine. Thank you OCMQG for the fun challenge!

AUGUST 2020 MQG PATTERN CHALLENGE ENTRIES

Maker: Joanne Treffner
Pattern Used: City Lights by Anne Sullivan
Description: City Lights – day & night. Driving into the city at night and leaving in the morning – so the back of the quilt is the same design mirror-imaged. The entire quilt is made of spotty fabrics with the exception of the green stripes that are the same back and front and serves as an homage to city parks. It is quilted with birds because what is a city without birds.


Maker: Mary O’Bannon
Pattern Used: City Lights by Anne Sullivan
Description: I took the original pattern and changed the colors and made it smaller. I quilted vertical lines with straight stitching and horizontal lines of varying lengths with Sashiko stitching.


Maker: Susie Johnson
Pattern Used: Merge by Karen Foster
Description: I chose “Merge” for this challenge because I felt it was the most intriguing pattern. However, I thought that too many fabric colors were used in the original so I pared it down to just three colors instead of the original eight. I find the design much more compelling with the limited color palette and the saturated colors that I used. I also used a more subtle curvy quilting design which I think emphasizes the improv curves of the pattern more than the very busy quilting on the original quilt.


Maker: Lisa Handley
Pattern Used: City Lights by Anne Sullivan
Description: Walk on the Beach – Fabric from Tahiti and some Grunge Basic


Maker: Barbara Knapp
Pattern Used: Rock Candy by Yvonne Fuchs
Description: I made a smaller version of this quilt because I didn’t have enough purple fabric and I really wanted to use the purple in it. I ended up using a 4.25” square for the curved pieces and half square triangles….what was I thinking :/>, should have used 4.5” or 4”. Quilted using straight lines about 1/4” apart.


Maker: Sally Sloane
Pattern Used: City Lights by Anne Sullivan
Description: Sunset From Walnut Beach, inspired by a photo sent to me from my cousin in Ashtabula


Maker: Jeri Polizzotto
Pattern Used: Rock Candy by Yvonne Fuchs
Description:My quilt Party Mints was inspired by Yvonne Fuchs’ quilt Rock Candy. I like how she took a block and switched the colors around so that when they are next to each other it makes a new design. I included many of the same elements as her quilt – a limited number of colors in the palette, a curve and half square triangles. I came up with a nine patch block (with 7 inch squares) and sewed them in 3 different color ways. The fun part was laying them out to see all of the different secondary patterns! My daughter collaborated with me on the color palette and we had a fun day dying fabric together, but now she wants the quilt! I quilted it on my home sewing machine. Thank you OCMQG for the fun challenge!

Maker: Dana LaVenture
Pattern Used: Disappearing Oranges by Cheryl Brickey
Description: My quilt is 35″ X 38″, named Autumn Leaves. The Disappearing Oranges look like leaves. Therefore I have created Autumn Leaves that are softly being blown by the wind and the leaves are beginning to drop. The leaves are appliquéd to the white background.

OC Modern Quilt Guild Members Only: cast your votes by clicking here.

Community Outreach Quilt Challenge – QuiltCon 2021

The Modern Quilt Guild announced its 2021 Community Outreach Quilt Challenge! This is one of the MQG’s largest scale charity projects, formerly known as the QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge. It’s an opportunity for guilds or teams of MQG members to create a quilt to be donated to a charity.

Theme: Curves

The design focus for this challenge is on curved piecing.

Color Palette:

Details on the Challenge:

https://www.quiltcon.com/community-challenge-2021

We need volunteers:

Be a part of the fun. Email us if you’d like to participate.

Block Lotto – August 2020

The challenge for August is IMPROV! You can create any shape or design you like. Let the fabric inspire you.  However, if you are stuck some inspiration and online tutorials follow. 

IMPROV TRIANGLES

https://www.instagram.com/quiltsfromtheattic/

https://www.shecanquilt.ca/2015/12/improv-trees-tutorial.html

IMPROV CROSSES – Inset an “X” or criss-cross slices into your block. 

https://www.stitchedincolor.com/blog/2019/1/21/improv-cross-block-tutorial

Choose your background fabric square. Next, choose two cross fabric strips. Cutting with a ruler or cutting freehand, slice a straight line through your background square.  The line can be going in any direction and at any angle. Next, sew a fabric strip in the opening you’ve cut.  You’ll simply sew the strip to one side of the opening and then to the other.  Press seams. Again, cut a straight line through your background square.   The new cut should intersect your first strip at some point.  

GENTLE CURVES

https://www.yoansewingstudio.com/quilting/scrappy-improv-quilt-free-piecing-gentle-curves

http://elainequehl.blogspot.com/2014/12/tutorial-making-improvisational-curved.html

https://sewtakeahike.typepad.com/sewtakeahike/2010/10/modus-operandi.html

RINGS

https://aquilterstable.blogspot.com/2020/03/improv-rings.html

OTHER

https://aquilterstable.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html

http://sew-unsew.blogspot.com/2013/11/improv-stripped-geese-tutorial.html

https://themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/100-days-week-of-color-tutorial/