Friday, October 24, 2014

October Quilt Group 2014

Donna Started our Show and Tell for our October Quilt Group
Donna made these Fall flowers out of old Dress patterns.
What a clever Idea.

Donna wanted all of us to be able to make our own so she was kind enough to donate patterns to anyone that wanted them.

When some started looking at the patterns it was a blast from the past.
Some of this group actually recognized some of the patterns.

Vicki's two sisters have been visiting.
They have been checking out  a few Antique stores.
This was Vicki's find in Glendale Az
We think she found a treasure in this Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt.

Vicki's quilt might need some washing and we talked about ways to wash a quilt.
I found a great blog for washing your quilt

Debbie brought 5 pillow cases she made for grandchildren birthdays.
Lots of colors and patterns.  Some even match the quilts she made for them.

Debbie's Finished quilt for Grandson turning 8.

Another Lucky Grandson gets this quilt for his bed.
Great boy fabric.

Vicki brought her two sisters to our group this month.
They are both "Master Quilters"
Arlene shows this quilt that has lots of points and they are all perfect.
She gave us a demo of the method  she uses.

Square in a square Demo
Another block with points

We all loved this Quilt
made with the same technique  

Arlene brought only quilt tops so they would fit in her suitcase
We are glad she brought all these quilts to show.
this is a 9 patch
Made with 6 inch squares

She made this quilt with any fabric she had.
It turned out fabulous.
She encouraged us to make our own 9-Patch Quilt 

This is a picture of her pattern
Can be made with any size blocks

This is a pattern Vicki gave us years ago.

With other options on the back.
Vicki's Sister Janet made this wonderful quilt.
These Three Sisters are "real" Quilters.
It was so fun to have you with us.

JoAn had this Dresden Quilt Quilted.
I think this was a quilt top she bought on E-Bay
Correct me if I'm wrong JoAn.
It still looks Wonderfully Vintage.

This is JoAn's Scrappy Spider Web Quilt.
(Wish the picture was better)

Clever way to use a Mini Charm pack

Very simple but Jeanene Classy

Look at this Red and White/Two Color Quilt
"Show Stopper"

Churn Dash at it Best
Good Job Jeanene!

I didn't have a thing to show this month.
I have finished some projects but they were gifts for Grandchildren.
I brought out the quilt my Mom made for me as a Wedding Quilt,
Almost 50 years ago WOW!
Does that make it an Antique?
This quilt was hand quilted by My Mom and her Sisters.
It is called a Whole Cloth Quilt.
The edge is hemstitched no binding.

I also brought the 1st quilt I made.
When we started this group  in about 1997, Vicki taught  us a technique each month.
The 1st was Log Cabin.
I hand Quilted this and was convinced  I would hand quilt all of my quilts.
That didn't last very long.

Mary Ann won a prize for bringing her Halloween Quilt
She made this last year and we all love it.

Happy Halloween!
Luann made this colorful Jean Quilt.
She didn't have the Quilt with her but took these fabulous pictures. 
Great use of color
Thanks Luann!
Jan Brought her Halloween Quilt
It is a great Quilt and I did not do it justice with this picture.

Jan's Quilt as you go method.  She even did this with younger girls and it works perfect.

Maryann O.
This will be Maryann's last time with us.
We are so sad she is moving.

She made pillowcases out of this fun fabric

Look again at the spelling
Great Fabric Maryann

This is a quilt top for Maryann's friend.Every month Maryann shows us something she is making for someone else.  I have never met anyone that makes more quilts for other people.A very generous lady.
Maryann made this Jellyroll race Style with 6 1/2 in strips
Great Idea.

Peg's Round-to-it  Quilt
Quilted (by her friend Gale) and bound!

The quilting is awesome.
The picture of the Minky back didn't show up.

Peg just whipped  up this Jean Quilt
Made with 10 inch squares and trimmed with the all same fabric
This is #1 of 7 Jean Quits for her family.

Donna was not going to be out-done and showed her scrappy Jean Quilt.
These two quilts are made with the method Luann taught us a few months ago.
Great way to use up old Jeans.

Donna and Maryann were our Hosts for the evening.
It was a great time together
We will miss you Maryann.  Keep in Touch.
Love and Best Wishes
From your Scrappy Ladies!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

September Quilt Group 2014

Debbie and Vicki hosted our September Quilt group

Debbie made a few of these Grocery Cart Cover/High Chair Covers. 

Debbie showed us the pattern she made to make these great covers.

Pillow case for Grandson
Adorable fabric!

Kathee also shows off her  Pillowcases

Great tradition -Holiday Pillowcases!

Kathee is learning to use her new sewing machine
Did some practicing on this colorful  Quilt.
Good Job Kathee.

Cute scrappy table runner.
Center block was given to her last month from Donna!

Another quilt ready to quilt.
She is getting so good at quilting her own quilts.

We were all in love with this
 "Attitude Quilt"
made by

This is what happens when you pick out your border (focus fabric)
You get this fabulous scrappy quilt that is all coordinated
Love, Love, Love it. 
Glenna (me) is working on a quilt.
My Mother-in-law started years ago.
This bag of scraps were found in her things and if I want one of her quilts,
 I will have to finish it for her.
In the scrap bag was about 14 rows of these "Tumbling Block" Strips.
I am trying to finish it like she started.
All Hand stitched!

 Halloween project from last year is getting quilted.
I loved this cute pattern and decided I needed one.
"If the Shoe Fits...

Hedy, our big quilt maker, is putting the borders on her
 "First Lady Quilt"

Each block represents one of  the Wife's of our Presidents.
Jeanene found this little antique quilt in Nauvoo .  
Blue Work and Quilting done by hand.
Very fine stitching.

Jeanene brought part of the Red and White Quilt she is working on.
She said the other rows are on her floor at home ready to sew.
Love the Red and White
Star of the night was Jeanene's
 "Red Chair quilt"
Quilted and bound.
This represents many hours of Hand Applique
Awesome, Awesome!

Apple was the theme for our Dessert
Vicki (the teacher) treated us with apple treats.
Apple Cobbler, Dips, Apple Juice
Vicki also made some Kale Chips that were really tasty.

Even some cute trim on our water bottles. by Debbie
Debbie made these cute favors to take home.
Homemade Caramel Sauce/Apple.

Thanks Debbie and Vicki for another great evening together.