Thursday, January 21, 2016

January Block Lotto - Raspberry Kiss

EDITED to add.....
Please pay attention to the block size.  They at 4 1/4 finished, so please make sure they measure 4 3/4. 

Calgary Modern Quilt Guild is excited to be announcing our first Block Lotto!
Since many of our members will be at Quiltcon for our February meeting, we are giving members two months to make their first blocks.  This will give our travellers an opportunity to participate as well. Blocks are due at the March meeting. You can bring them to the Feb meeting if that suits better.

Our tutorial comes from Rachel @ wooden spoon quilts. It’s her cute little Raspberry Kiss block. I’m sure many of you have already seen it popping up on Instagram.   

Raspberry Kiss

We are making our blocks in the original 4.25” size. They are quite addicting once you get making them!
With Valentines in just a few weeks I have chosen a colour palette of corals, pinks, purples and reds with some nice gentle low volumes for the backgrounds. I'm sure you all have a favourite fabric or two in your stash that will work for these little blocks.

Rachel showing off our sample blocks.

General Rules:

1. Make one quilt block (or more) following the pattern and color scheme outlined in the monthly post.  For every block you make and bring to that month’s meeting, you will get one entry in the lotto.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, but really want to participate in the lotto, comment on this post or contact Philippa and we’ll try to work it out. Remember, you must be a member of CALMQG to participate.

2. The winner gets ALL THE BLOCKS to make a quilted project from them (guild reserves the right to vote on splitting up the blocks between more than one winner if there are enough entries).  If you win, the blocks become yours and you can use them in any way you choose. 

3. We would like to see your finished project, either in person or pictures, within a year of winning the blocks.  You may continue to participate in and win subsequent block lottos during that time (at least for now…we may elect that you can not win again until you've shown your finished project).  After the year is up, you cannot participate or win again until the original project is finished.

4. Use modern fabrics that you like, or love! If you are unsure about your fabric selection as it relates to 'Modern', just ask.

5. Have fun!  Keep in mind that (most likely) someone else will be taking home your block to incorporate into a larger piece and things must fit together (literally…so keeping your block true to size is probably the most important thing), but you should also make it yours and enjoy the process!

6. Please attach you name to your block.