Friday, December 17, 2010

New Year's Day Mystery

The fabric and cutting instructions are up for Planet Patchwork's annual New Year's Day Mystery quilt in case anyone wants to play along. You know me, I'll be there with my batiks!! Here's the link to Part 1 Looking forward to seeing everyone in January and maybe some new quilts too. Have a very happy holiday season, everyone!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

At last I found some

After searching 684 garage sales, (just ask my daughter)
I found quilts!!! I am so excited!!
Yes. they are beyond shabby. I am not nearly as lucky as Mary Ann.
Although tattered, they still needed a good home,
where they could be loved and appreciated. I can see that at one time they were beautiful. Hundreds of hours went into their creation. I always wonder about the person who made the quilt, what she looked like, where she lived and what her story was. I asked the woman I bought them from if she knew their history, she told me she purchased them from Craig's List, for far too much money.
She gave me a deal.

They now have a new home where they will be treasured.

Friday, October 22, 2010

October Quilt Group

Donna started out our "Show and Tell" with this adorable snowman quilt she just picked up from the quilter.

She also finished these "Harley Davidson" quilt she did for a friend.
All very different
Donna did such a good job on these
T-shirt quilts

Look at this fun Pinwheel quilt
Donna has really been busy.

Donna even made these fun fabric pumpkins for her sisters group home fundraiser. 

JoAn  has been busy sewing this last month.  She started this "Completely Dotty " quilt. It is going to be so great.

JoAn is making this quilt for a friend that loves "Purple. 
JoAn is doing the quilting on her machine.
A finished  project she has been working on.

She is even starting Jean quilts for her kids for Christmas
Another fabulous quilt from JoAn!

Mary Ann is the queen of finding Vintage quilts.  Mary Ann was our host for the night  and  she was able to show us all of her treasured quilts that inspire us all.

Hexagon quilt with a story....
Scrappy Nine Patch
Crazy Quilt 
Four Patch on point, with a Fab background
And three quilts she is completing herself.
And I call this "Wonky Blocks" from Mary Ann
Peg  is putting the binding on this  quilt she made for her sister-in -law.  She loves Chocolate and this is the Moda Chocolate Collection.
Peg backed this with Minkie and it is so cozy.  Check out the wonderful quilting Gail did on the back of this quilt.
Peg is ready to add  some embellishment  to this Pink flower quilt.
Gail also quilted this for quilt for Peg.
 A challenge quilt she did with her neighborhood group.
Peg's "Belgium Waffles" ready for "syrup" I mean boarders. 
Jan's "If the Shoe fits.." just in time for Halloween.
Jan didn't get in the picture but is hiding behind this awesome quilt.
  Jan made this quilt in honor of her son who lost his battle with cancer.
You can't see very well - the bottom it says
 "You are my Sunshine"   
Jan's Christmas Quilt 
And another quilt Jan just quilted.
Jeanene made T-Shirt quilts for her boys and brought this one to show off the quilting. She has 5 more like this one at home!
Jeanene's Red White and Blue Quilt
Jeanene has been doing some traveling and has had time for some handwork.  We are sure she will make something fantastic with these "Ice Cream Sweet Treats" blocks.
Hedy impressed us all with this quilt she made for her Son's wedding .
 ( It is a good thing he will have a wife to take care of this unbelievable quilt. )
Hedy also finish two blocks for our group  challenge.
Glenna: I don't know why I have to look so goofy but I am showing off this table topper I have been working on.  I have been doing lots of sewing but not much to show.
Peg and Glenna's Sister Sally was in town for our quilt group. She  brought this stunning quilt  that all 4 sisters were going to do in 2010.  
"Quilts with a Spin in 2010"
We think she is an overachiever.
But isn't it great!
Christmas Trees in progress.
Rochelle is quilting this quilt.  We are all amazed she can quilt these big quilts on her machine. 
And Rochelle is doing her "Be Attitudes" quilt in blues and whites.
So Great.
Thank You
Mary Ann and Rochelle for hosting our group this month.
It is always so fun to get together with you ladies.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I am going to quilt group

My daughter Kristen called to tell me that her 4 year old daughter Eliza came out of her room all dressed up, carrying a purse and wearing her barbie high heels. "I am going to quilt group", she said. "I know how to sew!"

I guess it's time to teach her. Maybe she will grow up to be a quilter!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

September Quilt Group

Legacy: The Story of Talula Gilbert Bottoms and Her Quilts (Needlework & Quilting)
We had a smaller group this month and we missed those that couldn't come.
   We did have a nice discussion and visit.
JoAn was our host and she started by showing  a video.  A Grandsaughter told the story of her Grandmother
and the wonderful quilts she made for her family. 
JoAn has been doing some sewing and we all Loved this
Holiday Quilt. 
Glenna finally finished the 1st block of a sisters project. "Quilts With a Spin". Only 8 more to go!
Glenna also brought fabric for a new
Bed Spread with these great fabrics
I had to show these "Pencil Sleeping Bags"  I made for Grand Daughter's kindergarten class.
The teacher said  they were losing pencils and they will tape these to the desk. At the end of the day they will put their pencils to bed and let them sleep.
They will always know where to find a pencil.
Jan Showing the table runner she made with the "quilt as you go" technique.
Jan's "I spy" quilt for a lucky grandchild.
Peg's gave a report on her month long Job in St George.
She is making this quilt as a Thank You for her sister-in-law.She let her stay with her for the month
and was a lot of help during the project. 
Jeanene brought this to show. 
Her granddaughter left this note for Jeanene to mend
So Cute.

Very nice evening and JoAn served a very healthy and delicious 
Peach Pie.
Recipe coming soon!