Hey Hey Hey Peep-a-deeps! So I thought it was time I started visiting some of the BOMs we did more than a year ago back before many of our members joined. My plan was to do the Wonky Log cabin. While conversing with other members our Sept BOM somehow morphed from your standard Wonky Log cabin to this sweet Improv Half Pineapple Log Cabin Block!
Triangles are to be solid white as shown in the picture above. The other colors are Orange, Yellow, and bright Pink solids. No tonals or pattern fabric for this block.
block needs to be squared up to 12.5 inches unfinished
So let’s get started…
It is a pretty simple block that I feel comes out looking quite stunning. I can’t wait to see all of ours together on the wall at our September meeting!
Seventeen members joined in for our August meeting, where we gained JMQG member #30! A big welcome to MaryAnn Mings, we look forward to getting to know you more!
You can view the August Minutes here. Lots of business was taken care of like forming a nomination committee for our upcoming November elections, as well as securing a place for our Christmas Holiday party. Many thanks to our sweet Ruth for graciously inviting us to her home!
The biggest excitement at the meeting was the presentation and exchange of the centers of our Round Robin quilts. How different they all are! And what fun it is going to be looking at these centers all grown up in December! Stay tuned for these final pictures as our members, plan, plot and sew these babies.
The Jacksonville Sunrise BOM blocks looked fantastic next to one another on the wall. Robin won the block lotto, but took pity on Candi (who whined at every meeting for having never won) and gave her the blocks. Whining works! Thank you, Robin 🙂
And as usual, lots of oohing and aahing over the quilts brought for show and tell.
Check out Christy’s quilt (which will be at QuiltFest) and the awesome back!
And look at Mary’s awesome finishes. The second is one she made from the branch blocks she won in March!
Janette showed us her impulse fabric purchase turned into a gorgeous top!
And for one more BOM winning finish; Angie made this beautiful quilt from the improv chevron blocks she won in November!
Back complete with a label!
A few reminders:
Please checkout our calendar for future scheduled sew-ins and meeting dates changes for the rest of the year, as we accommodate QuiltFest and the upcoming holidays.
Per members’ suggestions, we started a closed Facebook Group for our active members only as place to chat and share information that you may not want to share on the open web. We tried adding all the members that we could find on Facebook, if you haven’t been added, please request to join.
Stay tuned for the upcoming posts for our BOM and FMQ challenge!
Hello JMQG members and blog visitors! Just a quick reminder that we will be having our August meeting this coming Saturday, 8/22, at the South Mandarin library at 10:30. Please remember our Jacksonville Sunrise BOM and our Belly Button FMQ challenge. Also Round Robin participants, don’t forget to bring in the start of your quilt. Please remember that if you won’t be able to make it to the meeting, it’s your responsibility to coordinate to get your quilt center to the meeting. Feel free to e-mail us at jaxmqg at gmail dot com if you need to coordinate the dropping off of your RR center.
Ok, now this is important. We are so close to the end of year (where did it go anyway?) and we must form a nomination committee at the August meeting to collect names of those interested to run for one of the four offices for JMQG (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) and to oversee the elections that will be held in November. Here’s the deal, any member in good standing can run for any office at JMQG (no negative campaigning OK ?:):)). If you are interested in running for office, you cannot serve on the nomination committee. Current officers also cannot serve on the nomination committee. Everybody else who is NOT interested in running for office, please volunteer for the nomination committee, we need three people to do this. More details on nomination committee tasks will be given during the meeting, but meanwhile, if you are interested in serving on the nomination committee but won’t be attending the August meeting, please shoot us an e-mail. Those interested to run for office will have until sometime in November (before the meeting and to be determined by the nomination committee) to declare their interest. Elections will be held in November for officers to serve from January 2016 until December of 2017.
See you all on Saturday! We have the room until 4 PM if you want to sit and sew after the meeting.
We are now have 4 full groups for our Round Robin. I am super excited. That will be 16 finished quilt tops with so much amazing talent participating! We are going to rock this.
Some of you already have made your center(starter) block, some of you have ideas twirling in your head, some of you are decided but need to still make it come to be, and still some of you may need some inspiration. So here are the ones that Robin, Candi, Yvonne, and I created.
Bring your completed center block to the August 22nd meeting. If you can not be there please get it to someone that will be. Your center should be at least 12 inches. If it is too small it will get lost in the rounds and will not be the focal point in the end result. If you need inspiration try googling “Modern Round Robin quilts” or “Modern Medallion quilts”, Another idea would be to use that orphan block that you love but couldn’t figure out what to do with it or use your favorite modern technique or block to get creatively inspired.
Please also include with your block a small journal of a few sheets of paper. Each person will add an entry. You start with the first entry. Explain how you came up with the idea for your center block. You can leave words of encouragement for the next person or wishes you may have for the finished quilt. It’s okay to specify colors you don’t want in your quilt or to say you would prefer all solids/tonals. Please, however, be flexible and open to the creator’s inspirational direction.
As this is a Modern Round Robin, fabrics should have the modern aesthetic, and be quality 100% cotton
Each round should be no larger than 6 inches.
Each month you will trade off (I will let you know who at the August meeting) ending in December when we will show the finished top and give it back to the originator. If you can not make it to the meeting to trade off it is your responsibility to get the top handed off in a timely manner to the next person.
Remember the completed top should be a surprise to the originator. Please do not share or show until the reveal @ the Christmas party in December.(psst…Yvonne)
Most important, have fun, be creative, don’t be afraid to try something new and remember it will all come out in the wash 😉
At the August meeting I will provide a bag to each participant to store your round robin in while it is making it’s rounds to each person. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.
This month’s BOM is Jacksonville Sunrise. We are using solids/tonals in oranges and yellows. Size will be 12.5 unfinished. Make one for the lottery and one for charity quilts.
1. For my center I started with a piece of orange about 13.5 in long and about 4 in wide. I folded over lengthwise and finger pressed on the ends to visually mark my center point.
2. I lined up the next piece from the right top corner to the previously marked center fold at the bottom of the orange piece, sewed, trimmed the excess and ironed open. Repeating this step for the left side but of course coming from the left corner. I trimmed the bottom to have a straight edge guide but it is not necessary. Since we are working on the diagonal, it is important to have some overhang at the top as you are adding pieces.
3. Continue adding strips in the same manner.
4. After you have a few added, size up your block to 13.5 width. I found this helpful when finishing off to have less waste. Then of course continue to add.
5. Finish off with a good starching and iron, then trim your block down to 12.5.
Viola! You have a beautiful sunny “Jacksonville Sunrise” block.