Let’s start off the New Year with a very cool block! This modern block is from one of the
best resources included with your Calgary MQG membership, The Modern
Quilt Guild. It's in the resources section.
Puzzle Patch Block Study by Vasudha Govindan
Here is the direct link to the pattern, on the MQG site. You will need to sign in.
This is a very quick block to assemble. It takes longer to cut the squares than to actually sew the half-square triangles (HST’s) together. You don’t have to press the seams open if you’d rather press the seams toward the darker fabric.
Trim each block to 12 ½” x 12 ½”.
Why stop at one block? You’ll have leftover triangles, so have fun switching up the
color of the 4 ½” square and triangles to create a different look. More blocks = more chances to win!
Choose your favorite petal from the picture of the Beanstalk quilt below. Within each
petal are 6 colors. We will be working with only 4 SOLIDS to complete this block, so
pick out the petal that most closely matches the solids you have on hand. Or you have
an excuse to go shopping and stock up on your stash of solids
credit: Beanstalk in Rainbow Thatched by Robin Pickens
Blocks Due at February Guild Meeting
Block lotto planned by Gail H.
General Lotto Rules:
1. Make one quilt block (or many) following the pattern and color scheme outlined in the
lotto announcement blog post. For every block you make and bring to the following
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, ask a friend to get your blocks to the
meeting, but make sure they are named so we can properly account for your blocks.
2. The winner gets all the blocks to make a quilted project from them (We may hold a
vote to split 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. You
may only win one group per lotto.
3. We would love to see your finished project, either in person or in pictures, once you
4. Use modern fabrics that you like or love! If you are unsure about your fabric selection
as it relates to "Modern" please 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. Remember, you must be a member of Calgary Modern Quilt Guild to participate.