Wednesday, November 23, 2016

November Meeting Recap

The November Challenge was to create a mug rug utilizing just two colors. What a nice collection of Mug Rugs!  Various techniques were used including paper piecing, half square triangles and improvised piecing.  

Round Robin Medallion-round 2

This last round of the medallion quilt was challenging.  The border added this round measured 8 1/2" unfinished. Figuring out the math to add a particular width and length of border can challenging. I used my calculator a bit for this project! It is often difficult working on someone else's project, but rewarding as well.
The photographs below will show how the added borders are transforming the center medallions into beautiful quilts.

The third and final round of this project is to add a 4" border (4 1/2" unfinished).  This final round will be due at the February 15, 2017 meeting.

Show and Share

Mario shared his latest project: improvised piece quilt top with embroidered snowflakes that he will turn into a holiday stocking...Mario please take a picture of the stocking when complete!

Suzi pieced to together a graphic improvised quit top.  This was her first improvised project. She especially liked sewing the free formed curves! Great job.

Kim showed her latest improvised quilt inspired by a trip into Manhattan. She used invisible thread to do some matchstick/straight line quilting. Beautiful!

Inspiration Boards

Janet and Lorraine shared a technique to get our creative juices flowing. By looking though magazines for pictures of what "speaks" to us, we were able to create a board that will help us discover what colors, color combinations, shapes, styles etc that we are drawn to.  Using the inspiration boards, we can design our next project. 
So finish up your inspiration boards and post them to Instagram by December 2nd.  We will exchange names for the holiday gift swap based upon these posts. Please hash tag your post with #limqg
Kim will create a list of members who have posted their boards and randomly choose names to swap gifts with.

January holiday gift challenge will be to create a gift for your randomly selected LIQGM.  The inspiration boards that have been created and posted, will be a starting point to create the holiday gift. So, please use some design element from the member's board to make the gift. These gifts will be exchanged at our holiday party/meeting on January 18, 2017.

Friday, November 11, 2016

November Meeting Reminder

Next Wednesday,November 16, is our next meeting.

Our Medallion Challenge quilt 8" round is due!  If you are unable to attend the meeting, but have finished your round, please send me an email @ sewbusy65@hotmail so I can arrange to pick the quilt top up and bring it to the meeting for you.

The challenge for this month was to create a mug rug in two color ways. I am looking forward to seeing what you have designed and having fun swapping the rugs

Also we will be making an inspiration board at the next meeting.
Items for
Inspirations Boards
  • foam board
  • hot glue gun
  • yarn
  • buttons
  •  ribbon
  •  magazines
  •  thread
  •  just about anything that inspires you but also can be glued to a foam board!
So, I'll see you on Wednesday at the Art League of Long Island @ 7:30

Until then...Keep calm and Quilt on!