Saturday, November 5, 2016

Stragglers being finished...

This was made by Janet G and finished by Kathy S. I call it "Sports Arena" since the variety of sports fabrics are amazingly diverse. Thanks, Kathy!

Blue Bow-Ties
This next one is a "Blue Bow Tie" quilt also made by Janet G and machine quilted and finished by Nancy.

Just finished sewing part of the binding on the Green Ducks  panel quilt. I'll hand stitch the other half this weekend.
Need to put a label on the "Amish Harvest" and it's done.
Need to trim the ties on the first two quilts in this post and they are done.

Check back with this post as I'll be adding more as they get done, between now and Jan 2017.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Last meeting for the year!

Had a great turnout! All but two members (Norma and Jane) weren't able to come. We did get lots done. Here are some photos...
Kathy made this quilt and brought it in...LOVE the veggie back! Naming it "Amish Harvest"

 Kathy and Margaret working on the "Sport Arena" quilt.

Dee and the "Green Geese"  quilt, figuring out what color ties to use.

"Back doesn't Go"
Janet brought in this top to have it 'flanged' and batted. It will get brown ties in the center of the beige squares.

Delaney working on the design (you'll see our several different choices further in this post).

This backing will go perfectly fine! The name at the moment is " Back Doesn't Go", since the cutter at the fabric store didn't think the backing would go with this quilt. HA! Take that!! It's lovely.

"Bow Tie" quilt.... machine quilted by Nancy, made by Janet G. and will be bound by Marilyn.

Here are our choices for design. Which do YOU like?

This is our choice.

Another purple Heart string quilt... this block looks different, depending how you spin the four sections.

Centers are now the corners.

Delaney working on the next quilt.

Dee looking at the backing for the Beach quilt. See the plans working in her head?

Cut the row of beige Heartstring blocks in half lengthwise. Put them on top and under the panel that we cut off from the front- it made the front too long.

Batted and ready to tie... (see the flange?-outer edge.
" Back Doesn't Go"

Marilyn working on the binding of Blue Bow-Ties. Nice work ladies..... See you in 2017!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

October meeting- FULL crew- 5 quilts Blessed!

 We had a great time at our October meeting.... with the exception of one ( who had car trouble and knew she may not stay the whole time), we had our full crew; Marilyn, Nancy, Jane, Dee, Delaney, Janet, Norma, Kathy.

Kathy had made some quilts for Jane's Project Linus that were adorable
 While I would have named them if they were for our group.... I'll refrain. (Boy, is that a tough thing to do!)
This is so sweet!

 Such detail in the panels.... Nice Job, Kathy!
And some for our group (beautiful!). This one below is a variation of a pattern called Mountains Majesty (Kathy  added 4-patch blocks in to vary it).
"Mountain Journey"
 She even used some of her fancy stitches on her new machine to quilts "mountains' into the borders. So clever!

Mountain Journey Back
The back almost looks Native American. Leave it up to Kathy not to waste any of the scraps!

"Jungle Fever"
This cute kid/teen sized one used a panel that she got from Jane's Project Linus one. Love the use of Amish blocks in it.
 She even used jungle fabrics on the backing.
jungle fever -back
Then we just got onto ones that we needed to finish. This is a blue monochrome with Delaney's choice of borders.
"Blue Border Mono"
 My Aunt Norma spent her time hand sewing the binding on the lovely green one that Mary Ellen created for us.
 Kathy is pinning the wheelchair sized rail fence that  I (Nancy) donated. The back is one big rail fence piece. Delaney is 'designing' her thoughts in the air, lol.
 Janet even got to be there (yes, we do give our crew 'breaks'!)
 Kathy is finishing the Red/Pink Mono quilt by machine sewing the binding that is folded over from the back.

Janet and Delaney prepping a quilt for the next meeting by cutting a piece of batting for the sandwich stage.
 This little cutie is a panel that we made cream/beige heartstring blocks for it. Not sure on the layout yet, but we worked through it during the meeting. Do we add the blocks all around?

Or down the middle, like a boardwalk? And halfway along the bottom?

Red/Pink Mono is done!

So is Mary Ellen's "Green Lattice HS Fence". Nice Job ladies!!! Thank you all.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Pocket Prayer Squares and more- Sept mtg

Here are some photos from the latest workshop. First is 137 pocket prayers...  these are for those who don't need a quilt for themselves, but need to have some comfort due to the worries they have for those that NEED a quilt!

We had some people show up to work this day (Margaret, Kathy, Nancy, Dee, Delaney), but Kathy had to bale shortly after arriving, as she wasn't feeling well. She DID bring in two finished quilts and all the pocket prayer squares. Thanks so much for all you can do. Take care of yourself.

This quilt was made by Mary Ellen and sent to us (she's a caregiver at home, but does amazing work for us then donates it-- always with 'extras'). Thanks Mary Ellen. Miss you at workshops, but we all understand.

Margaret finished binding the plaid cream heartstring quilt that will go to a man in Michigan recovering from brain tumor surgery.

Several others were moved to a more complete stage. This one was one of our February monochrome quilts (Red/pink). This was pin basted and will have the backing rolled over and sewn down for the binding (at the Oct mtg).

Janet G stopped by (she's going through more chemo for herself), and took 4 quilts to the St Francis Cancer center in Hartford for those who are chilly and need comfort.

 Delaney (our youngest member, has been working on this quilt at home... needed some ideas on different ways to put it together with interesting designs,. Nice job, Delaney.