Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Marge Morris is always quilting. She recently made these two quilts. One is a baby quilt with an ABC panel and matching ABC fabric in the border. It is quilted with ABC's in the panel, lines forming an X in the check part, ribbon candy in the red border and lines in the outer blue border.
I did some free-hand quilting on the dog and cat.
When you put the blocks together, it makes a secondary pattern - a pinwheel.
Here is the result...
Add a little quilting and wha-laa! I quilted it with a panto of swirls and flower.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
We had a wonderful weekend retreat at the Double Dutch Manor in Oswego, IL. The owners lovingly restored a beautiful 1840-era manor. All the rooms were large, airy and bright. Gourmet meals were cooked to perfection; so mouth-watering good. I highly recommend it.
Ute also has a new wool pattern and is teaching a class at Roberts Sewing Center. This is a sample of wool applique using an embroidery machine.
She pieced one log-cabin flannel quilt and finished putting borders on the other. Very productive!
Lots of room to sew.
Here are just some of the pictures from our weekend.
This fast and easy "10-minute table runner" was a big hit. Almost everyone made one!
Ute worked on a modern hexagon quilt.
Leesa quilted her sampler quilt...
and pieced this flying geese quilt!
Charlene gave us the 10-minute table runner demonstration.
She pieced and finished several quilt tops.
Charlene is showing off "Anita's Arrowhead" block. It looks complicated, but it's not!
So Soft Minkee...
Kathy made this cute, reversible pumpkin table runner!
And a flag wall hanging.
Barb pieced and quilted this flannel quilt. Look at all those squares! cheater...
She machine embroidered some "monsters minkees" for the kids.
Here's my finished a charity quilt for Quilts Of Valor. Yeah!
I also pieced 2 block of the month blocks...
And some strip-pieced pot holders.
Mary Ann worked on a Thangles project with brights by Kay Fassett.
Our fashion model Julie made this jacket!
And she quilted this beautiful fall quilt top with wool applique.
Even our host, Jacqueline joined us for show-n-tell. She knitted these dolls.
She also hand-crafted these gnomes from clay. She painted their faces and made the clothing. Such detail - she is so talented!
It was a wonderful, relaxing weekend and I can't wait to go again.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
What is black and white and has diamonds all over? Marcia's quilt! She used a special ruler to make the blocks: The X-block ruler http://www.x-blocks.com/X-Blocks.html NO 60-degree piecing - it's so easy and super fast. Very graphic and modern!
The borders are made from the "left-overs" after she cut the blocks!