Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March Show & Tell

                        Clifford the Cat - McKenna Ryan pattern - one in the set of three in  Morning Mews

Reneta has created 2 quilts with the same fabrics, one a little bigger than the other, Using Highway 10 Designs Quarter Sections pattern.

a Mini Quilt - Fancy Forest Owl

This is a mini she received in one of the many swaps she's involved in.

Reneta created this masterpiece as a grad gift for her daughter.

Bev made matching pillow shams to a quilt she finished a while ago.

Beautiful Stack n' Whack quilt

Gloria Baxter pulled out a stack N' Whack from many years ago and completed it.
Great clam shell design  all stitched by hand.

Bev's been busy finishing projects, look a the pretty flowers she has free motion quilted.

Bev made this striking string quilt.

                       Karen bought a new ruler and this design was the free pattern included.

There is a re purposed item hidden in this cute snap bag. (metal tape measure)

 A friend gifted Karen some of this fabric, which was already under construction, she added a few more fabrics and look at this bright quilt.

                  Karen McKee personalized this cute jelly roll quilt for her granddaughter.
Amy is busy creating swap pieces

Bright and Beautiful !

Friday, February 24, 2017

February Show and Tell

Better late than never I guess....

Bev finished the star runner.

This wall hanging was for Bev's granddaughter and the border is corduroy of all things!

And this is Bev's as well.  It has many Swarovski crystals that are great in person, they don't really show up well in this photo.

Cheri and a neat toddler quilt. Pattern is called Tagged and is from a book.

Reneta's colorful pineapple quilt, she quilted herself on a longarm rental.

Reneta's Stack and Whack Fish.

And now our Amy has been busy making 5 items for her Instagram swaps.

This is a mini that Amy received in a swap.

Genny's Forest Friends quilt.

Look it's me with my Detour placemats and runner.

And Stellar by me as well.

Sherry's Jack of Spades from a deck of cards challenge.

Sherry's placemats.

And one last one from Amy - a binding kit.  Tutorial is the Goody Goody Binding Kit.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Quilts for Quebec

Blocks are starting to come in to support the efforts of the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild in making quilts for those affected by the tragic mosque shooting.

Renata and Amy worked together and produced 13 of these lovelies:

Gail and I each pieced a couple:

It is not to late to contribute.  All the details you need are on the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild Blog.  I will be do a bulk mailing on Monday.  Let me know if I should expect Blocks from you.  You could sew up a couple at the UFO Day this Saturday...



Friday, January 13, 2017

January Meeting

We had a fun meeting last week with a bit of Show and Tell, a few games, some gift exchanging and lots of eating and visiting.

Jacquie finished her One Block wonder from the November workshop.

Sandra made cute gift bags.

Dawn and her latest art piece for the hunters in her life.  Paint, Jagermeister, I always learn something new!

Beth was busy with stockings and two quilt tops.

Cindy and her new beach bag.

Amy's Ugly Sweater quilt.

Karen and her plus quilt, leftover quilt. 

One of the games for the evening was dubbed the "Quilter's Olympics."  Above you see Round 1.  Everyone was given a fabric circle and a threaded needle.  The first six to successfully make a yo-yo advanced to round 2.  Much concentration was required!

Round 2, and things got a little more intense.  Everyone was given an identical quilt block and a seam ripper.  First 2 to take the 10 pieces apart without tearing the fabric advanced to round 3.  Apparently Dawn and Amy have some experience in the unsewing department!

Round 3 - Dawn and Amy were briefly shown a picture of a quilt block.  Then they were handed the cutting instructions.  First to successfully cut the pieces, and lay the quilt block out correctly without referring to the diagram would be the victor.  The girls were determined, and I made have seen a bead a sweat or two!

Amy was a woman on a mission and came out victorious.  (We also learned how she can have a new project to share every month - she works fast!  I would have need a faster shutter speed to get an in focus picture of her at work).

I think is was all worth it as Amy took home these beautiful Fat quarter roses, a gift to our guild from Road 17N Quilt shop.

It was a very fun night.  Thanks ladies!