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October 13, 2017
October 2017 Meeting from NYC Metro MOD Quilters

Welcome Back!


We had a wonderful first meeting of the Guild year. We got down to "business", discussing budget and bylaws. We also discussed programming and charity priorities for the coming year. It's going to be a fun one! Marie, our new President, got things rolling.



The Raffle table was stocked with goodies!


Coat of Arms
Our Treasurer, Greer, brought in the Coat of Arms so it can be passed to the next member. She wore it at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. She even added a zipper pull that's in the shape of Kentucky!

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May 26, 2017
I Think I'm Retired from D is for Dovey

I think I am retired from any block exchanges.  I won some cactus blocks, 34 to be exact, but could only use 14 of them due to poor construction techniques. I mean we're talking non-existent seam allowances,  blocks 1/2 inch too small, etc.  Sigh.  So I made some more to put with the 8 I had already made for the pot.  It's a really easy and fun block to make.  This is the first time I've set blocks on-point and had sashing with cornerstones.  Oh, the problems I had.  My brain just could not figure things ...

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March 7, 2017
He Tweeted, She Tweeted... from Sew Preeti Quilts

...and they lived happily ever after.


Welcome to my Twitter Feed.  Some birds tweet, some chirp, and others sing and coo along!

I found the bird pattern at Block Lotto. Here is the link - http://www.blocklotto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/BirdBlockDirectionsV2.pdf



I made the first pair of birds on January 9.





And I was hooked. If two were fun, eight would be a party.


I played with dots, stripes, prints and more.


After that, I went into an assembly line mode.  Since the colors were so energizing, there was no boredom that is normally associated with assembly ...

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Snow Sewing from ... Cat Patches

It snowed well into the afternoon yesterday. By the time it stopped, we had about eight inches of accumulation. Mike stayed home from work, and there wasn't much else to do but sew. Pinwheel Poetry is quilted and bound now. It's quilted in a diagonal grid over the pinwheels with a few little swoop-de-doos (technical quilting terms) on the border and pinwheels at the cornerstones. I used the same rainbow fabric from the flange for the binding.


The quilting makes those pinwheels puff up a little and gives them kind of an interesting secondary pattern. (I guess that ...

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Snow Sewing from Cat Patches

It snowed well into the afternoon yesterday. By the time it stopped, we had about eight inches of accumulation. Mike stayed home from work, and there wasn't much else to do but sew. Pinwheel Poetry is quilted and bound now. It's quilted in a diagonal grid over the pinwheels with a few little swoop-de-doos (technical quilting terms) on the border and pinwheels at the cornerstones. I used the same rainbow fabric from the flange for the binding.


The quilting makes those pinwheels puff up a little and gives them kind of an interesting secondary pattern. (I guess that ...

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March 1, 2017
AHIQ and Random Stuff from Indigo Threads

It's time for the monthly Ad Hoc Improv Quilt challenge link-up and I'll be linking up with Kaja at Sew Slowly.  I missed last month as I was in Las Vegas, and I don't have a lot to show this time, but I will share what I do have.



I was inspired, around Valentine's Day, to make some wonky hearts!  A "squirrel" project.  You know what  I mean.... an-out-of-the-blue, wild-hair hankering to make some little hearts.  I decided to go with bright solids with text and low-volume prints.  I do so love that combo!  Well, I ...

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February 15, 2017
Scrappy Rectangle Block [Technique] from madebychrissied

Scrappy Rectangle Block [Technique] by www.madebyChrissieD.com

The March Block Lotto for the NYC Metro Modern Quilters Guild is another scrap buster.  

What's a Block Lotto?
You make any number of blocks of the designated design, hand over your blocks at the next guild meeting and you are given one entry in the raffle draw for each block you've made.  
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February 13, 2017
Researching Our History - Block Lotto + Challenge + Raffle Quilts from NYC Metro MOD Quilters

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February 4, 2017
No Ice is So Nice from ... Cat Patches

It rained hard all night long and into the early morning hours. It's 44°F and so yesterday's ice is history. That's how our winters usually go...ice or snow one day, gone the next. It's been a weird winter for sure. Warmer weather is very exciting news because it means we can go pick up the camper today. This is the larger one I pictured a few weeks ago. We're bringing it home to its new forever home today. 

Today's outing will include lunch somewhere, and then a trip to our local mega ...

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No Ice is So Nice from Cat Patches

It rained hard all night long and into the early morning hours. It's 44°F and so yesterday's ice is history. That's how our winters usually go...ice or snow one day, gone the next. It's been a weird winter for sure. Warmer weather is very exciting news because it means we can go pick up the camper today. This is the larger one I pictured a few weeks ago. We're bringing it home to its new forever home today. 

Today's outing will include lunch somewhere, and then a trip to our local mega ...

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February 1, 2017
January stash report and February OMG from With Strings Attached

Stash report, January:
Fabric in:  2 yards, cost $0
           Benartex hosted a blog hop in December to promote its Christmas fabrics. I diligently followed each day as a different blogger posted a project.  I won the blog giveaway -- these eight glittery FQ!

Fabric out: 29-1/8

For the year:  -27-1/8
I'm heading in the right direction.







It's time to declare my One Monthly Goal for February.  I volunteered to make two totebags for the Lake County Women's Coalition brunch in March (for Women's History Month ).  The totes will be filled with books (the advance reader ...

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January 9, 2017
Deana: Borders are on! from Dreamworthy Quilts

I have been doing the Patchwork Times Quiltathon as much as possible considering that I worked Thursday and Friday.  I am thrilled to add this one to the "top finished list". 

Presenting my Block Lotto winnings quilt:


I also made the binding for it.  I always try to make the bindings, roll them up, and keep them with the top so they are easy to finish after they are quilted.

I also got the border on my Periwinkle Quilt.  Love it!

I am linking up with:

Patchwork Times Quiltathon
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

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December 20, 2016
Keep Calm and Bind On from Cat Patches

It was an early start to my sewing day yesterday. I had the binding sewn on Gingerbread Square before noon. After that, I was ready to start the hand sewing. Fortunately, I had someone to keep me warm. I think she's going to become the resident warmth tester for all new quilts.



Life is good.

At some point, I tipped back in my recliner and took a nap. Even with a nap, I managed to turn two corners yesterday. That peppermint striped fabric is perfect for a Christmas quilt binding. It's been used on several quilts. I'll ...

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Keep Calm and Bind On from ... Cat Patches

It was an early start to my sewing day yesterday. I had the binding sewn on Gingerbread Square before noon. After that, I was ready to start the hand sewing. Fortunately, I had someone to keep me warm. I think she's going to become the resident warmth tester for all new quilts.



Life is good.

At some point, I tipped back in my recliner and took a nap. Even with a nap, I managed to turn two corners yesterday. That peppermint striped fabric is perfect for a Christmas quilt binding. It's been used on several quilts. I'll ...

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December 19, 2016
Weekly update: En Provence, string setting, and another scrappy start from With Strings Attached



I got caught up on all the parts for En Provence, the Quiltville mystery.  The V-block ruler is a great tool to make the isosceles triangles.

   I have two more Snapware boxes in this size to hold the next units.


 I alternated the  En Provence units with the Block Lotto pieced strings blocks.  Which were the leaders and which were the enders?   When I had about 36 string blocks on the wall I auditioned a skinny black sashing strip. Nope. I surveyed my stash and a bright Australian print (bought at the Madison show in September) popped to the top ...

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December 13, 2016
Weekly update: the social whirl, string piecing, and that mystery from With Strings Attached

We went to the podiatrist on Tuesday. He pronounced the second procedure successful and scheduled the next appointment for December 20.  I'm *trying* to favor my foot.

The first week of December is when many of the organizations I'm in have their holiday parties. I had to skip two of them (Monday evening and Tuesday noon) but I went to three others.

FQ exchange and scrap bags 
 The quilt guild dinner was Wednesday evening.  We have a fat quarter exchange -- package four FQs any way you'd like. Draw a number and take your pick of someone else ...

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December 1, 2016
December Goals and Progress Report from Cat Patches

November was a busy, but fairly productive month. My goals are looking pretty good this time around. Let's see how I did.

1. I have a perfectly good pumpkin top to quilt, I'm going to put that on my list to quilt in November. And that will be my goal for: Complete!

Elm Street Quilts





2. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'd like to take this Barn Quilt, my oldest UFO, to flimsy stage. In Progress.





Monthly Challenges
3. I'd still like to give the Happy Villages a try from my October goals (pictured above), and so ...

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December Goals and Progress Report from ... Cat Patches

November was a busy, but fairly productive month. My goals are looking pretty good this time around. Let's see how I did.

1. I have a perfectly good pumpkin top to quilt, I'm going to put that on my list to quilt in November. And that will be my goal for: Complete!

Elm Street Quilts





2. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'd like to take this Barn Quilt, my oldest UFO, to flimsy stage. In Progress.





Monthly Challenges
3. I'd still like to give the Happy Villages a try from my October goals (pictured above), and so ...

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November 17, 2016
Public NYC Metro Mod Calendar from NYC Metro MOD Quilters

Hi mods! I've made the Google Calendar of events for our guild. This is a public calendar. I have shared edit priviledges with the Block Lotto committee members as well as coordinators for other relevant committees and events. Check your inboxes! If I missed anyone, let me know your email address and I will invite you too. Also, please scroll through the calendar a bit and let me know if there

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November 1, 2016
November Goals and Progress Report from ... Cat Patches

October was a month of big projects and few finishes. Still, I'm happy with what I accomplished. Everything seemed to take longer than expected, and so a lot of my goals went begging this month. Let's see how I did.

Quilting and Flimsies


1. Cats of a Different Color has waited long enough for quilting. To the cats I say, this is your month!  Complete!

2. Make a Flimsy from the blocks for Gingerbread Square. Complete!


Monthly Challenges

3. I have a project planned for

I'm determined to give this collage technique a try. No Progress.


4 ...

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