Our guild meeting this week brought some beautiful 2015 #SeaMQGBOM medallion quilts and we look forward to seeing even of them more next month from those who were not able to make it to the meeting. Please continue to share your progress and finishes with #SeaMQGBOM.
We were also treated to an advanced showing of the plan for this year by Matt. We are so excited to welcome Matt as our new block of the month leader for 2016. He has not been quilting long but boy has he made up for lost time! Matt brought his already finished quilt top that he’ll be instructing us on through the year – and it was a BIG hit! Be sure to check out his instagram for sneak peeks of what’s to come and use #seaSLABbom to follow along in 2016. Now let’s get this party started with Matt!
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For the 2016 Block of the Month we are going to exercise our improvisation muscles. We will be exploring nine different shapes/techniques, creating a slab of improv patchwork each month that will come together to become a one-of-a-kind quilt. Ruler free, ruler assisted, wild and crazy, simple and controlled…you get to decide and set your limits and comfort level for each technique. The finished quilt will measure approximately 60” x 80”.
For January we have an easy and fun task, curate your fabric! Choose about 7 yards (for the quilt top only). Suggestion: 2-3 yards should be background/filler fabric, using this fabric throughout your slabs will help unify the pieces and you will be able to use this fabric, if needed, to join the slabs without it being obvious.
I’ve chosen my fabrics (below) and I’m looking forward to see what you will choose for yours.