Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Category Archives: Guild

Fabric Bingo

Friday night my quilt guild got together on Zoom to play Fabric Bingo.  We each made at least one Bingo card.  The colors were the letters — Red – Green – Pink/Purple – Yellow/Orange – Blue.  The colors could go in any order except the Pink/Purple had to go in the middle since the Black square was the “free”.

The numbers were the categories — batiks, dots, florals, geometrics, hearts, leaf prints, metallic, holiday, novelty, paisley, plaid, solids or tone on tones, stars, stripes, and 1930’s prints.

The call might be “Green Novelty” and I’d place my marker on the lemonade stand on the left block.  The way we played, fabrics could fall into multiple categories.  For instance the 2nd green square from the top of the second block could be Green Leaf, Green Floral, or Green Metallic  (there is a silver outline around the flowers).

The first two or three games we played straight lines and I won the first game — a $10 gift certificate to a LQS.  Then we played ‘corners’ and finally blackout.

There is talk of playing monthly, so I’ll need to make a couple more cards, this time digging into the stash instead of relying on my precut 2 1/2″ squares and strips.  Just today I found ‘Blue Hearts’ when I started digging out fabric for the guild BOM.  I need to pull out some 30’s fabric and locate some more paisleys.

At some point, we’ll gather all of the “cards” and put them together for a charity quilt.

Bingo Blocks

Friday night my guild is playing Fabric Bingo, so I needed to make a couple of Bingo blocks.  I started this project when the instructions first came out, but didn’t get very far. It’s a good thing I didn’t make the blocks then because I needed t re-read the instructions. Hopefully I’ll have good cards.

If I don’t get in gear, I’m not going to have the wedding quilt top finished by/on Friday.  Show-Me-Quilting is having a virtual Skinny Bolt Sale at 7 PM Thursday night so that might be distracting for a while.  But if it’s done by 11:59 PM that counts, right?

  • 350 Challenge = 60 for the year 4 for February
  • Easy Breezy = 103

Vintage Quilt


Wednesday evening was the Candlelight Quilters meeting.  During Show and Tell, this quilt was shown. The story is the quilt was found in a barn in really bad condition. The owner didn’t want to throw it away, so gave it to her friend — who also didn’t want to throw it away.  It finally ended up in a 3rd quilters possession she took all the applique blocks apart and reassembled them. The end result was the beautiful quilt.  But no one has ever seen this  block before.  Speculation was that maybe it was from the Kansas City Star, but I don’t see it in my resources.  Has anyone seen a pattern for this block?

Quilt Show Weekend

This weekend is the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild quilt show. I went this morning and saw lots of great quilts and got a few ideas on how to finish one of my UFOs.

Additionally, I had two quilts hanging in the show, which meets one of my goals for the year.

If you get a chance, head over to the show Sunday. It runs from 10 AM – 5 PM at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence, Kansas.

What’s on My Design Wall

My design wall is missing. Well actually, I took it down and took it to the retreat. It’s still packed, but I am still working on stuff. The Kaw Valley Quilt Guild Quilt Show is this weekend and I’m making boutique items.

Last weekend I made a bunch of pocket tissue covers using Ami Simms “Almost Free” pattern to take to the retreat for everyone. It was kind of funny as another retreater had the same idea, so everyone got two packets of tissues with covers. The extras are going to the guild sale table.

This morning I’m working on pin cushions. I’ve got one made and have the top of the second one made.

Follow the links at Judy’s to see what other’s are working on.

Wind-Up for the Weekend

This is a 3-day weekend for me, so even though I’m going to my nephew’s wedding on Saturday, I’ll still get in two days of quilting – at least that’s the plan. My Wind-Up for the Weekend that Tamara is hosting consists of more of the same. Thirty minute spots of hand quilting on the Double Wedding Ring and finishing the quilting on the music quilt. If I don’t get my 30 minutes in Saturday, I’ll try to make it with 2 sessions Sunday or Monday. Meanwhile the second half of the quilting on the music quilt seems to be going faster. I’m not sure why, but I’m not going to argue.

To cap off my weekend, Monday night is my quilt guild meeting. Kaw Valley Quilt Guild member, Carol Jones will be discussing her new book “Tile Quilt Revival: Reinventing a Forgotten Form”. She co-authored the book with Bobbie Finley. It should be an interesting program.