Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Busy Modern Quilters...


Our Saint Louis Modern Quilt Guild is a busy group! We've got so many wonderful (and challenging projects going on).

First up is the solids only challenge. Robert Kaufman generously donated a charm pack of Kona Cotton solids for each member. We're to make a wall quilt using at least 21 squares from the pack and up to 2 additional solids. Well, I think (fingers crossed) I've come up with a plan. I even made a couple of "test" blocks from some print charm squares. Is anyone else afraid to cut into their charm pack?
We're also doing a mug rug swap at the April meeting. I used some of my treasured fabric reproduced from the Victoria and Albert Art Museum in London.
I tucked a piece of the selvage on the back. Hope she likes it!We're also collecting "Just One Star" blocks for Moda's campaign to make 100 quilts in 100 days. They will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund which provides support for injured members of the armed forces. I have a Marine son-in-law who I'm so totally proud of, I wish I could make 100 myself in his honor. I've been meaning to make a new name tag in a modern style for a while. Finally got around to it. It's a fun group!! But they keep you busy!

7 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy, Saw your item about the Just One Star block. I am getting ready to send one in and was wondering if you sign the block with your full name or just first name? Thanks Sharon

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  2. Look at you getting your Modern-Groove on!

    Wonderful post and Wonderful work.

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  3. I'm also having major difficulties cutting my charm pack (nothing new for me). Gorgeous stuff, Cindy. And your embroidery is impeccable!

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  4. Crossing my fingers on this mug rug; I love the V&A! Everything is lovely!

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  5. Love your mug rug and the fact that you put the selvage in there, good idea! And your name tag is adorable! :)

    I have been trying to get to my local modern quilt guild but haven't been able to, as my full time job conflicts. One of these days I am going to make it work! :) Looks like you guys have a blast!

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  6. We are the Kodiak Bear Paw Quilt Guild (we are on the web) so our name tag is the bear paw block. N

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