Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Apron Exchange

The WannaBee’s exchanged aprons last night.  It was fun to see what everyone made!  We pulled names, so each apron was made with that person in mind.  Here are some pictures…
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A shoe theme with crisscross straps in the back.
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Makes me want to sing Edelweiss!  Cute snowflake buttons outline the pocket.
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A perfect fit for this gourmet cook!
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Amy Butler fabric was used in this apron and there's even a loop for your kitchen towel!
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A great color combo and lots of ruffles!
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A smock-style that is reversible! 

We’ll all be cooking up something de-lish in these aprons! 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bee XMas Dinner

Dec14 019 I am so blessed to be part of this Bee.  They have been together for 20 years and adopted me a few years ago.   We had a pincushion exchange and just look at all the creative pincushions!  Click on the picture for a close up.
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We can’t figure out how the batik one (middle) was made.  Dec14 018
The one on the left is a squirrel on a ball.  I didn’t get his tail in the shot.  Dec14 016

All the gals are so creative!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

December Quilting

Here is a circular Christmas tree skirt.  Customer, Marge M. made this with the wedge ruler.
I saw more hexagons in December...this one was hand-pieced by JoAnne L.  I quilted small arcs around each side of each hexagon and put a star in the very center.  The little black diamonds are quilted too, but you can't see the quilting.

 I am finally piecing something.  This is a patriotic log cabin block.  I saw a quilt with similar blocks at a quilt show a couple years ago and always wanted to make one.  This is my sample block - before cutting and piecing the rest of the blocks.  It is 6" finished and will be made into a table runner... one day.  My first log cabin block ever! 
That's it for now.  I have a new camera and learning how to use it.  I still take blurry pictures.  It's operator error, not the camera.  I need steady hands.  Or a tripod.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Two-Block Wonder

This quilt was pieced by Marinda Stopforth.  It only has two blocks, set on point, it makes a stunning design.  She used batiks.  I love the blue batik background.  I never would have chosen that and it is perfect.  I quilted an allover feather-like pattern in the center and a fern-leaf on the borders.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Work Work Work

I’m trying to keep on schedule!  This is my busy time of year.  Everyone has quilts that they would like quilted so they can be given as Christmas gifts.  Or they would like to display them or use them for Christmas.

A stack of batting cut for the awaiting quilts…


Messy work table!


I did make myself this nifty little work apron at the guild sew-in last Saturday.  It has four pockets, so I keep my pen, glasses, small rulers on me instead of looking for them constantly! 


Back to work now!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Quilts from HQG

Here are a couple quilts from the Heritage Quilter’s Guild, taken earlier this year.  My camera was on the fritz.  Wish I could have taken more photos.  I love the Hexagon!

Log Cabin Quilt

This is a wonderful memory quilt, pieced by Joan Dolinar.  It has log cabin blocks, set in a traditional barn raising style.  The pictures are of her daughter, from her wedding, to her family.
 I did a free-hand feather in the "light" side of the log cabin block and SID in the dark.  I used Wool batting, which makes it a bit loftier and the pictures stand out as well as the log piecing.
 On the table...
 This is the border. 
 I put a frame around each photo, then SID around each photo.
 Borders, view from the back.
 One more log cabin block.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

Click on the link (or on the title above) to visit my friend Cheryl's blog ....  Fiber Art and Quilting.   She has a nice tutorial on how to make your own Veterans Day Poppy Flower Pin.  Thanks Cheryl!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Underground Railroad Sampler

This is an underground railroad sampler quilt, pieced by Linda Clements, done in civil war reproduction fabrics.  It looks fabulous!

I enjoyed quilting this.  Here are a couple close-up shots of the individual blocks...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

  Double Wedding Ring Quilt.  (DWR).  This was pieced by Sue C. for her daughter's wedding.  It took a long time to quilt because of it's size and because it has four different thread colors.  Each block was stitched-in-the-ditch (SID).   

She fussy-cut all the corner stones (circular tie-dye pattern).
 A tear-drop design in silver/gray thread in the center of each DWR.
 These are the "melon" shapes on each side.    I quilted arcs in the purple melon with matching purple colored thread, the blue melon in blue thread.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Quilting Retreats

I love my annual quilting retreat at Homestead Cabin Retreat.  Here are my pictures.  Lots of quilts!
Sue made napkins, when folded look like Christmas trees.   or great big earrings. 

XMas Table Toppers

Walker Bags for nursing home
Snow Man quilt

A fabric basket

My friend Ute does beautiful handwork.  These are her own design, made with felted wool.  She laid the snowman on her shirt

So Creative!

More quilts..... my we were busy!

Pattern from Fun Quilts

Love this - great colors for a man.
Sharon's favorite pillow case fabric!

Beautiful - Wool table runner.