We had another full house this month! Our meeting started out with a wonderful presentation by Michelle Freedman on Improv quilting or as she calls it "Think Outside the block". Here is a little taste of her presentation.
|photo by Michelle Freedman|
|Blocks from Improv challenge|
Her presentation concluded with a mini tutorial on making an improv block and confetti block. Here are some links to tutorials and articles courtesy of Michelle.
Design Camp Flickr Swap, Michelle's swap.
Improv tutorial by Theresa Down Under
Confetti block tutorial by Lady Harvatine
|Some improv blocks by Heather and I.|
We also revealed the fabric colors for our Cotton Couture Challenge and passed out fabric to our paid members. The fabric colors from left to right are Fog, Meadow, Clementine, Luna, Charcoal, Kryptonite, Tangerine, and Aqua. If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to participate in the challenge you can pick your fabric up from Nancy at her studio just call 503-234-0403.
Quilt top by Michelle using Pendleton Wool fat quarters.
Wavy Gingham quilt by Cheryl. Cheryl made this by hand dying ginghams from Colette Fenske. She bought the fabric in 2004 and waited for the right inspiration she found it in a Civil War quilt book, "the old is new again".
Megan shared her Trajectory quilt which was inspired by mid-century modern boomerang design motif.
Anne's W. Vintage Nation quilt. Quilt made for her best friend using all vintage and 30's reproduction fabrics. Free-motion quilted on the new quilt frame at Modern Domestic!
Jolene shared 3 fairy quilts.
Gabrien had 2 Plain Spoken quilts one for her son...
and one for her daughter.
Kate shared half square triangle placemats.
Lara had 2 baby quilts for co-workers.
Christina has been working on english paper piecing making some Sprockets.
Anne W. shared her Tayamasie quilt also made with Peacock Lane.
AnnMarie's quilt from the Made in Cherry Quilt Along.
Gail shared this king size quilt made for her in-laws Anniversary.
Kelly made a Queen sized man quilt made for a friend; Valve quilt offset with "Summer Sampler Series 2011" blocks set in randomly.
Anne M. shared Cherrywood Improv made with old scraps used for playing.
If you're still here I have a few more name tags to share.
Thank you for another fun meeting! Stay tuned this month for Member interview's and another book review.