Here are three quilt block tutorials that I put together for the Boston Modern Quilt Guild BOM.
These tutorials all have improvisational techniques, but they also let you be a little precise if you want to be.
This tutorial lets you practice curved piecing: Curves Ahead
With this one you can try paper piecing without worrying about things being too perfect: Playing with Paper
And this tutorial lets you improvise with strips of fabric: Fenced In
The Boston Modern Quilt Guild is displaying their quilts at the Fabric Place Basement in Natick, MA. The quilts will be on display each weekend starting January 31st through February 15th. Here is what they are saying about their quilt show:
“The Boston Modern Quilt Guild is a group of people who are passionate about modern quilting, patchwork, and sewing. The guild is holding its annual quilt show this year at Fabric Place Basement in Natick MA. The show will run for several weekends and is open to all quilters and to everyone interested in modern quilts and quilting.
Over 50 quilts will be on display at Fabric Place Basement each weekend from January 31 through February 15. Guild members will be there to answer questions, serve as ‘white glove’ ladies (although we do allow touching; we’re modern, after all!), and conduct demos.”
LOCATION: Fabric Place Basement, 321 Speen Street (Cloverleaf Mall), Natick MA
DATES: Each weekend from January 31through February 15.
TIMES: 10:00 am – 7 pm on Saturdays; noon – 6:00 pm on Sundays.
For more information, contact BMQG at http://bostonmqg.blogspot.com/
I will have 4 quilts on display at the show:
A Very Bight Quilt
Flowers! and Cocoa Kaleidoscope
Just a quick post to Thank Yvonne for the gift she sent me for the Boston Modern Quilt Guild Gift Swap. Yvonne didn’t make it to the meeting, so she sent me a box full of goodies … a perfectly crafted fabric basket for organizing things, a pin cushion that has programmed stitching which says “Patrice loves to Sew” (yes!!) and a jazzy, roomy wristlet wallet. But then there was more … the rest of the buttons used for the basket and also a bar of scented soap! Thank you, Yvonne!
And also thanks to Jenn for organizing the whole swap!
Here is another picture of the basket, which I have already put to work, along with the rest of my Goodies:
I just finished the quilting for this Top.
It is one of the many quilts that the Boston Modern Quilt Guild has put together as part of our Quilts for Boston effort. 25 of the quilts will be displayed in the medical tent at the Boston Marathon this year and others are available to those affected by the tragic bombing at last year’s marathon.
I am not even sure who put the top together. It appeared at the Boston Modern Quilt Guild retreat last month and I told Alice I would finish it. I really like this one. The blocks are quintessentially modern and quite a few are wonderfully improvised. This is the third one that I have quilted. Here is a blog article about the first one, but the second one made its way out of the house without a photograph!
I spent the weekend at the Franciscan Guest House in Kennebunk, ME at a retreat with the Boston Modern Quilt Guild. Quite the quilting adventure. The accommodations were a bit rustic, but that just added to the feeling of being away at Quilt Camp! The Gymnasium we were working in was the best with lots of sunshine streaming in and plenty of goodies to munch on.
I decided to use my Denyse Schmidt Chicopee 2 1/2 inch strips. I hope Kate Spain does not mind that I used her Good Fortune pattern! The pattern is quite intricate and one should not participate in Happy Hour when trying to puzzle through which sashing goes with which type of block … unless one has a seam ripper!
I was amazed at the productivity of everyone. I was happy to get my one project to quilt top stage, but people were going from fabric to quilt or going from project to project. And, there was also lots of great improvisational piecing taking place.
I also have to thank Janis for inviting me on her road trip to Mardens. My fabric haul was modest at 25.75 yards with an average cost of $3.30 a yard! What an amazing place with lots of ultra modern fabric for no more than $4.50 a yard and then there were those bins with fabric for only $1.50 a yard … good designer fabric! Woot Woot!!