Wednesday, June 3, 2020

June BOM

June has arrived!

This has been a strange year to date so I thought it would be fun to work on a block that allows for few rules, a lot of creativity, and the use bold colors.

This month, we will work to create our own unique improv block using a tutorial found on the MQG site: Improv Tutorials


The MQG site provides a link to Victoria Findlay Wolfe from Bumble Beans Inc’s  Waverunner Quilt Tutorial.

As you read through the instructions, pay attention to how she first auditions colors then edits the ones that don't blend well. You'll also find how she prepares her strips of fabric, sews them together, then presses them flat.

For our block(s), you'll need to:

  • Go to your scraps or pull out new fabric.
  • Use solids only. No black, white, gray, or brown. (Think bright instead of neutral.)
  • Avoid making your seams too straight. Perfection is not required.

You can choose to make your final block(s) either:

  • 12.5 by 12.5  (make 1)
  • 6.5 by 12.5    (make 2)
  • 6.5 by 6.5      (make 4)

Have fun sewing and make as many as you wish. Each set will count as an entry in the block lotto drawing. The lucky winner will get to slice, arrange, and piece a unique quilt top with everyone's various colors.

I hope you'll find inspiration to try other blocks and patterns also listed on the MQG page.


***Would you be willing to mail blocks to winners if we conducted a drawing in future online meetings for the BOM?
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