Friday, November 8, 2013

October Quilt Group (In November)2013

"Scrappy Ladies"
"Scraps R Us"

Vicki Started out our "Show and Tell" with this fabulous T-Shirt Quilt.
Made for her Husband.
She was able to use so many of his T-Shirts.
After explaining each Block we told her she needed to make a label for the back with a "Key" that explains each block.
 We all know that would be like making another quilt top.
This will be a real treasure.

Hedy always has great quilts to show us.
Love this baby quilt.

Hedy also made Christmas Stocking for a daughter.
Made up the pattern and just whipped these up.
Good Job Hedy!

Jan started the Quilty Fun Sew Along
Block #1

Jan has been working on a Alphabet Quilt.
Each Block is hand embroidered.
Each letter represents  something personal to her.
This is block #25   1 more to go!!!!

May Ann has been working on, for the lack of a better name
"JoAn's Dresden's"

So Colorful and Cheerful
Just in time for Christmas, Mary Ann finished quilting this quilt.

This didn't make it for this Halloween this year but maybe next.
Peg just had her "If the Shoe Fits" Quilted and was motivated  to put this together before  Halloween fabric  is put away for the year.

Even finish the back using bits and pieces.

Happened to have a picture of Peg's
"If the Shoe Fits"
Really Great Halloween Quilt
Quilted By Friend Gail.

 Glenna's Quilty Fun Sew Along Block #1

A few more blocks for Glenna's Red Chair Quilt.

Debbie is still making baby quilts for her Grandchildren.
Three more to go just this year.

Debbie does her own quilting and it looks so cozy.
Marryann O. Was our host for the evening.
Maryann makes her home so Fun and Festive.
Showing off this hat she made for a challenge for a quilt guild she belongs to.
 Using  the fabrics from this collection. 

Maryann has found some prizes at the Antique Stores.
Vintage Embroidery 

Maryann says she might turn these into part of a quilt.

Maryann has found a new interest.
"Stained Glass"

She did an awesome job with with first project. 

Finished off the evening with Pizza, Salad and Cookies!!!
Thanks You Maryann for the great evening.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Looking for Recess by American Jane

I have a layer cake of Recess by American Jane and I'm looking for some extra fabric for borders, binding, and backing. Do any of you little fabric collectors have any in your stashes?

Friday, September 27, 2013

September Quilt Group 2013

Debbie was out host for Quilt Group this month.
This month was Chevron month.
Debbie has been busy making quilts for  a new Grand babies. 
One born a few weeks ago.
A few more on the way.
Chevron #1

Kathee shows a little quilt she made with her granddaughter
The girls were taught to sew and quilt as you go for a Activity Days Activity.

Kathee is always busy with something.  
She is binding quilts for Mesa High Student Council
Breakfast with Santa.

Maryann O. reads the sweet letter she wrote for the quilt she donated to Peg to send to her friend in Croatia 

Maryann's colorful Croatia Quilt

Maryann also finished the top of this great quilt for a friend getting married.

Peg has been doing some  serious Quilting her for Grand babies.
One baby girls quilt already delivered.  (no picture)
Two more to go.
Actually this one goes to New Baby girl that just arrived.
You can never go wrong with Pink.
Chevron #2

This Baby Boy is expected at the end of  October.
Chevron #3

Another quilt from Peg.
O Cherry O adorable fabric.

Mary Ann whipped up this giant Chevron quilt.
Chevron  #4

Mary Ann says it is a very fast pattern.
"O Deer" Fabric

Jan's Boy I spy quilt

Girl I spy quilt made by Jan
Chevron Quilt #5
Jan's Croatia Quilt for Peg

JoAn stared this quilt Saturday and finished the top in time for quilt group.

Fabulous JoAn!

JoAn called this a blast from the past.
We all made pinwheel quilts a few years ago.
JoAn is just finishing the binding.
You get a pass on getting something finished if it has Applique.

Jeanene  Antique Quilt

Jeanene was give the quilt top and she had it quilted. 
 It still looks very vintage.
Check out the quilting!

Jeanene is ready to put the finishing touches on this wonderful quilt.
Pattern and fabric from a kit.
Some how she was shorted some fabric.
After  finding the fabric she needed on E-bay, she had a piece about 3 x 6 inches left.
Perfect points as always for Jeanene.
Glenna (me)  added more blocks for our challenge quilt.
We picked this challenge  for the Red Chair.
So Cute.

Debbie again with another Baby Quilt
Quilted on the diagonal.

Debbie gave us a tip for the night.
Put it in you rotary cutter and create a different edge for crocheting, lacing and many other projects.

Refreshments were fall treats and Debbie's famous 
Carrot Cake, made in cute individual cakes.
Great evening of inspiration, visiting with friends.
Thanks Debbie!

Friday, August 23, 2013

August Quilt Group @ Vicki's 2013

Vicki was our host this month.
It was the start of school and also the start of Vicki's Retirement!
She started out the evening showing us the blocks she put together from her retirement party.
Her friends each designed a quilt block.
She added the boarders.  
The quilt is well on it's way.
It will be a real keepsake from her teaching years.

Vickie made these cute cover-ups out of a beach towel. She made two for her twins.

It was good to see Maryann this month.
She has had to stay down after foot surgery but has been keeping her hands very busy.
These cute  stuffed animals for
 "Cactus Patcher 's".
They want to make 75 different toys to donate for Christmas.

Maryann is finishing this quilt for a donation for "Peg's Project".

Maryann has been in a wheelchair for a few months and started making
See will add some hexagons to this quilt to "embellish"  it will be awesome. 

More Hexagons from Maryann.

Maryann demonstrated reverse applique .
Makes perfect circles!

Glenna brought 6 quilts.
Made by Glenna and her girls.
Easy Easy
5 inch squares Glued on a fabric (mark fabric first)
batting and back
Quilt with walking foot 1/4 inch along each block

Debbie finished the blocks on her String Quilt
Love these colors.

Debbie has 5 new grand babies coming this year and she is getting a start on blankets and Burp Cloths 

Debbie's Humpty Dumpty Quilt.
Brick Pattern is perfect for Humpty Dumpty 

Debbie says this her 1st quilt for Her.
The Louisiana Pattern
 We call it
Patriotic Pinwheels.

Kathee's  Blue and Yellow Table Runner

Kathee made this adorable baby quilt from
Donna's Scraps
"Quilter's are the Nicest People"

Kathee is making birthday pillowcase for her family
Look at all this cute birthday fabrics she found.

Mary Ann  finished this quilt call
"Spin Cycle"
Most of the fabrics are from her stash
Good Job Mary Ann!

Who doesn't love a Red and White Quilt?
Here  is another fabulous one from Jan
She wanted  to wait until it was quilted for a picture but we had to have a picture now.
The "Flying Geese are in perfect formation.

Jan also made a couple of Pinwheel quilts
2 -5 inch squares  one print one solid
Sew 1/4 inch around the entire block (she did string Piecing on all 4 sides)
Cut on the diagonal both ways
4 -1/2 square triangles =one block

Jan was brilliant to take her Eye Spy Blocks (6 1/2 inch)
did the same pinwheel block as above and made a fun Eye Spy Quilt top.

Yes Jan has bee busy.
Jelly Roll Race Quilt Made at the retreat
Great collection for a Jelly Roll Race.

JoAn's Spider Web Quilt made with string piecing
the Backgroud is orange Polka Dot and it really makes a fun quilt.
Another  quilt made from JoAn's stash

Jeanene is not bragging but she could.
She made 25 of these blocks (started at the retreat)
6 Flying Geese in each block

Jeanenes work is always so precise.
 This is going to be an awesome Quilt.

Jeanene is the only one that brought her Garden Quilt to show.
She is getting really close to being finished.

Another "Beauty" in the works

Jeanene's  Bow Ties Quilt have a vintage look to them with the pink background.
Looks like it could be your Grandmother's but New.

Peg has been busy with helping with a new
Grand baby Girl.
She is finishing this sweet for Baby Reese

Peg Started this quilt one day and brought this to quilt group the next day.
Another  Wonderful  Sting Quilt in these Great colors

Vicki made some tasty
Apple Treats
#in honorofschoolstarting for dessert.

These Apple Smiles would be fun for the kids

We honored two of our ladies having Birthday's.
JoAn's birthday was this very day. 
She choose to go to Quilt Group for her Birthday
Peg Celebrated the 60th #inabigway Last week.
Happy Birthday to Two Awesome Ladies
Thanks Vicki for a wonderful Evening together .