Friday, July 28, 2017

Summer Homework

So part of my homework (yes, I get it too), was to add the corner off-center triangles in the two corners of each block, trim them and have them ready to layout and put together. This fabric is from Dee's mom and we decided to honor her with something special. I like it! Maybe a gray border...

Sunday, July 23, 2017

2017-18 Schedule

Please take a look at the right column for the upcoming season. Here are listed the dates of our Sat meetings. As always, we'll be there from 9am-3pm, but you may join us for any amount of time during those hours. Bring  lunch, I'll provide drinks. See you all there!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Wish I could find more of this,...

June homework and playing...

Playing with ideas of a fall quilt, using Marden's panel. I have two more heartstring blocks to make, then trim them to the same size as the brown blocks. I like the second one, that has them connected down the side. Not sure about the ones at the top yet...

 These stripes were fabrics that we'd like to put together with the floral fabric that we got from Marden's. The last photo was the combined floral fabrics (we'd already cut them, then though maybe Bonnie @ Marden's, could find us 2-3 yds more)

 These are two quilts that were finished after the meeting (taken home by Norma and Nancy). the "Wonky Stars in the Mist" was done by Janet and we added borders "the mist'), Nancy machine quilted it, tied parts and rolled the binding around from the back.
 This quilt was donated by Dave Billard... see the story on previous post. Thanks Dave. We added a great orange and purple binding,
Here is the fabric we hope Bonnie can send more of from Marden's,

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Last meeting of the year- next one in Sept.

So while we had a good turnout of members, with a new member being my Aunt Norma's cousin, Roxanne, we had one of our dear members let us know she has to leave the group, due to health issues. She needs to focus her remaining time on earth on getting her own things done for herself and family. We understand and will miss her dearly. Love you, Miss Margaret!

Here are the many quilts that were worked on during the last two months by Kathy and Janet.
Two Seasons-front
 This is the backing that is one piece of fabric.
Two Seasons- back
 This top was made by group blocks using blue centers, hence the name. It was finished in April, but didn't get blessed until this week after all the ladies got to see it finished.
This Group had the Blues

Picket Fence

Picket Fence - backing
 Kathy added the pink around this top she was given my Marilyn. She wasn't crazy about the dull green, but with the hot Butterflies, she made it beautiful.
Butterfly Friends

Butterfly Friends- backing-
 Kathy S made this one, and the name jumped out! "Heavy Cargo" was written on the fabric and the chain link fence made it look like a construction yard.
Heavy Cargo Behind Chain Links

Heavy Cargo- backing

Ohio Cross
 Panel from Missouri Quilt Co- made by Kathy S.
Tree Fort Friends

Tree Fort Friends Backing

Easter Basket
 Kathy's favorite. It was hard for her to let this one go....
Cats in the Windows

Cats in the Windows- backing
 Two quilts made by Janet G- baby quilt sized.
Teddy Bear Picnic

Bible Blocks

Bible blocks- backing
 This one is a top that Janet G brought in. It's her friends and she wanted to show us the pattern. Herringbone using bold large print charms (cut in half) and blended with cream and gray. Beautiful!
Janet' friend's quilt top
Only 5 of these got Blessed on Sunday, as we didn't want to crowd them on the front railing in church. I'll replace them with more for next Sunday.

Two quilts were taken home to have the bindings finished on them. I'll see them in September. I took some fabric home to have something created for the next meeting.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mysterious ways....

Interesting how God works.... my husband was working on someone's car when I came home one day. When I met the person, we realized we went to the same high school.
He was a grade below me. Lee had told him in the course of their conversation, about our quilting group. Apparently, his mom was a quilter and had left behind many quilts when she died.

Next thing you know, he stops by with one to donate to our cause. All it needs is binding. Already machine quilted. Beautiful! Thanks, Dave, we'll let you know where it goes.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Yearly Marden's Trip

Every year we try to get to Marden's (in Sanford, Maine), and this year, while it was late, we still had three of us going (unless you add my husband, the driver). We didn't have as many quilt tops to bring up, but we had prospective tops to be worked on that needed fabric to complete. Since none of their fabrics are more than $3.99-$4.99/yd, it's always worth it. AND, since Jane Perrin (Project Linus coordinator) sent 34 quilts up, we got 25.5 yds FREE!! While we didn't see our 'buddy', fabric manager, Bonnie, her crew- Shelby and Leigh-ann -were very helpful and fun to work with. Thanks, Ladies!

The nice thing about getting yardage free is that we can use it as a panel = 1 yd, too. Anything else will be at 10% discount unless it's considered a remnant, then it's 20%. What I did was figure the most expensive panels are considered free, the cheaper ones, I used my 10% discount on.

We stopped at Bonanza for lunch before shopping (that's the tradition, broken only last year, when we tried The Maine Diner)- the salad bar is always a good bet. And we try and hit the ice cream place up the road (Schwann's), but what a surprise! They re-did the inside to a much bigger space!! Nice...

Here are some of our fabric purchases...
Picked out the maroon and the beige fabric for thiw fabric that we'd had.
 Picked up the orange for this panel (we had).
 Picked out the orange and green for the space fabric we had.
 Delaney picked out the polka dot purple to use with this monster fabric.
 Found the yellow fabric and matched it with some purple dye....
 Which can also be used for this top.
 Delaney picked out the parrot panel....
We 'love' this ....

Found some light gray fabric for the top and bottom (to lengthen) of this top that Janet made.
 Fox panel....
 Another geese panel similar to our green geese quilt. But I think I like the light blue in it better, Whole different look,.
Nice trip, but with only three of us choosing fabric, it took longer.