Friday, April 29, 2011

April Quilt Group 2011

Hedy was our host and she started out with this fabulous Thimbleberries Quilt she finished

Hedy has been working on some UFO's and this is another very cute block of the month.

Jeanene just whipped up this little "peppermint" quilt.  She saw the pattern in a magazine and figured out the pattern herself.  Jeanene also told us a story about her husband trying to buy some fabric for her on E-bay. He lost the bid but she has a great husband that would send a letter to the seller and plead his case for losing the bid.

Our new quilting friend Adele came and brought a quilt she made for her husband with all his scouting badges  etc.
What would be a good name for this quilt?
On MY Honor
Do You Best

She said her husband loves it.  Good job Adele. We think she is hooked on quilting!.

JoAn finished another block she doing on her appliqu├ęd quilt.

JoAn sent two quilt to Utah to be quilted.
This one turned out Great...

...and this one is awesome also.

Great quilting.

Donna has been busy making quilts for the group she loves to donate to. "Newborns in Need"

The next two quilts were "quilt seeds" from the past quilt group.  

Donna is so good to made quilts for others.

Glenna (me)and Peg have  been working on 3 quilts for  nieces graduating from  High School.  This is a project the sisters  are doing in honor of our Mom.
Mom made  Quillows for the graduation seniors. When she died we decided we would make Quillows for the last Grandchildren.  We have three this year.
This is for one of the twins

Another one in blue.  

Adam talked me into finishing  his "Jean" Quilt this month.

This is a quilt for my own Grand daughter.  It is made with  one Jelly roll in Heather Bailey fabrics.  Just sewn  in strips and two borders added.  Quilted by Jeanne.

Jan was inspired by the Red and White quilt show in New York.  Can't wait to see what she does with this.

Two more block from Jan for her "Attitude" quilt.

Mary Ann has been to a quilt retreat and it was a beach theme.
Rachelle made this bag for Mary Ann. It is reversible.  the inside is made with  fabrics that look like sand.   So Creative

Mini quilt Mary Ann made at the retreat.

Rachelle bring a quilt she is making for a friend for her daughter for graduation.
It is a "over the top" T-shirt quilt.
She has added fabrics from dress fabric and T-shirts she wore during her school days.  What a treasure.
A quilt Rachelle has been working on for a while. The blocks are little origami Hawaiian shirts with collars  and sleeves.

Bags made with a special way to close, so clever.

Rachelle shows some her paper crafts she has been working on.  The Paper Dolls are called "Flat Rachelle's"  She made these and two of her friends also made one for them.  The three are traveling and they each take one of the "flat" dolls of each of the ladies and the travel all over and they will be able to document the trip and stay in touch at the same time.
 You crack us up Rachelle!

Peg couldn't show  the project she is working on yet but she did show this  quilt .  It is one we are working on for the nieces.

We had a wonderful meeting,  we love getting together.
 Hedy served
Mexican Fruit Cake 

Sift Together
2 C flour
2 C sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
Stir in:
20 oz crushed pineapple (don't drain)
2 eggs
1 cup chopped pecans

Bake at 350 for 45 min in a 9 x 13 greased and floured pan.
Frost while still warm

1 Stick Margarine
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
2 C  Powdered Sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I-Spy Quilts

I learned all about I-Spy quilts at quilt group years ago and I continue to enjoy making them. These are my most recent efforts. The blonde is JoAn's darling daughter, Aubrey, the quilt is for her little guy. The other is my nephew's wife Kori, who is expecting a boy in June.