Guild Fun!

Last Thursday, the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild had a meeting. We were quite busy. The evening went  by so fast. We had a block lottery and a Name Tag Swap beside the usual business.

For the block lottery, we had decided to make some Scrappy Trip Around the World blocks. Everyone who wanted to participate to the lottery had to prepare some blocks using a blue and green color scheme for the selection of fabrics. People came in with so many blocks that we decided to split them in two bundles. We had as many chances as the number of blocks we had made to win one of the bundle. Here were mines:

Scrappy Trip Around the World blocks

I can’t wait to see the assembled quilts of our two winners.

For the name tag swap, we had picked a name at our September meeting. I had picked Cinzia, our current president and the one who co-founded the Montreal branch of the MQG with me. It was a pleasure to make something for her. I tried to capture both our styles in this mini-project. I hope I succeeded. I made a paper piecing template for it. I thought it would be the easiest way for such a small project (4″ x 3″). The paper piecing went well. The hardest on such a small project was to join the two binding extremities.

Name Tag Swap

Sorry for the bad picture. I totally forgot to take one before the meeting. I received a name tag with hand-embroidery in a sashiko style. So, lovely. Thanks Joanna!

I can’t wait for our next Sew-In. We will be working on our projects for the Riley Blake Challenge. We will presenting those at our January meeting. I have a pillow project in mind.

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