In September I decided to check out the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild. I live more or less in between Toronto and London which both have Modern Guilds but I go to Toronto more as my daughter, my niece and my aunt all live there. It was a fun meeting and they handed out fabrics and asked each of us to complete a star block which would all be combined to make a quilt. You can read more about this here. I made this block.
It's based on an Amish pattern which I found in a library book and I'm sorry I've forgotten which book it was. I had fun playing with the negative space. I'm thinking of making a mini quilt of this block . It's 16" square.
Of course I had to go back to the next meeting to hand in my block so I joined the guild.
The next project which is due at the November meeting is to make a pouch which will be traded with members of the Victoria Modern Quilt Guild. This is a bit of a stretch for me because I don't tend to make things with zippers and shape and such. I found a free pattern on Craftsy called the No Guts Box Pouch by So Chick. I decided that I better make a prototype first so I made this version which I will give to one of my friends.
This was a fairly tricky project but it worked out pretty well. I had some issues with the tabs but I'm confident I can improve that . I'm going to make two more out of oriental fabrics and then a more modern one to send across the country. I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.