Welcome to the ECMQG August 2014 Block Lottery!
If you are new to the group, or our blog, you can read the general Block Lottery information here, as well as see previous blocks (with instructions or tutorials) and past winners. As always, please read through the entire instructions before cutting and sewing.
The rules are simple:
The rules are simple:
- The Lottery is open to all ECMQG members in good standing.
- Please use only quilt shop quality fabric (no Hobby Lobby or JoAnn's fabric with the exception of designer lines. **Please no batiks, civil war or traditional fabrics). If you are not sure if your fabric fits in the category of 'Modern' please ask :)
- The aesthetic is ALWAYS MODERN
- Take your time and effort to construct your block well, and use 1/4" seam allowances (unless the tutorial states otherwise).
- Blocks should be the correct size, within about a quarter of an inch.
- Each block + $1 is one entry in the drawing. You may submit as many entries as you would like.
- Please label your block with you name, either within the seam allowance on the back or an address label stuck to the back. The winner would love to know who made their lovely blocks.
- Past winners can still contribute, but please understand until we see a finished quilt from your win, allow someone else the thrill of winning.
- If you have any questions please contact me - Kira - or comment below.
The color palette
|Photo courtesy of Design Seeds 'Feathered Brights'|
Blue and green modern prints
With a background of Kona Ash (a pale gray)
What is the block we are using? Well first I'd like to introduce you to Amy, a fellow quilter, member of the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild, treasurer of the Modern Quilt Guild and blogger at Sukie Don't You Know. The block we are making is from her tutorial for the 12.5" Origami Star, it is a modern take on a star block that sews up fast and fun.
The only changes for our blocks are are:
- For the 2"x6.5" strips # 1, 2 & 3 you will use blue and green modern print fabrics.
- For the 12 3.5"x3.5" squares use Kona Ash
***A tip for getting a perfect block is to sew just a hair to the right of your drawn line (on the side that will be cut off) when adding the 3.5" squares***
Oh, while you are there don't forget to tell Amy hello :)
Have fun and good luck!!
ECMQG Block Lottery Coordinator