Saturday, August 25, 2012

August 2012 Quilt Club

 Wow were we productive this past month.  Lots and lots of show and tell.  Up first is Rhonda's Fire Escape quilt.  It is a Panther's quilt for a co-worker of hers.
Here is a baby quilt that Linda made for a co-worker too, I think.  

 This is Cathy's Christmas quilt made with the Arrowhead pattern.
 Peggy finished her scrappy tumbler top.
 This is Peggy's Christmas tumbler quilt.  She made the tumblers larger on this one.

 Another top finished by Cathy-a baby quilt with the block we used for our charity quilt.
 Here is Linda's quilt top from the Bonnie Hunter weekend-Jared Takes a Wife.
And another finish by Cathy-another Bonnie Hunter quilt-Star Struck.
 Deb did some mini paper piecing from Bonnie Hunter's new book.
Here is a Carpenter's Star that Pam made to take a tutorial on feather quilting.
 Another finish by Pam and another quilt pattern by Bonnie Hunter-her mystery quilt from last fall-Orca Bay.
Cathy's Sudoku Quilt top.  How many finishes did this make for you Cathy?  Four?  You are on a roll!
 Rhonda hand pieced some mini hexies. She has not quite decided what this will become.  Her mother would like a bed size quilt!
 Sue has been making these wonderful duffle bags as gifts for her daughter's wedding attendants.  They are monogrammed on the pocket with the attendants initial.
 And on the inside, on the pocket is the wedding info.
 Here is the contemporary quilt that Sue made as a wedding present for the couple.

The next few pictures are details of the blocks that family members made for a quilt that Sue designed for the couple.  Some amazing talent!

 Here is Sue's quilt top.  Sue, why don't you tell the story of the bear block in the comments?  So cute.
 Sheree has her Jared Takes a Wife top finished too.
And finally-the charity quilt for the Special Olympics.  Rhonda put a lot of work into this one.  She quilted it, pieced the backing and put the binding on.  When I left she was even working on the label.  Thanks Rhonda!
Here is the back.  Rhonda used the extra blocks in this pieced backing.  Looks great!

Rhonda recently became a grandmother to little Griffon.  Congratulations!  We had a little grandmother's baby shower for her.  I didn't think to take pictures of her gifts.  :(

 I was remiss in taking photos of our projects this month too.  Peggy showed us how to make hot pads in five minutes.  They all turned out cute.  Here is what they looked like.
We also worked on Hoito Bags.  Everyone should bring theirs with them next quilt club and I will get pictures then. 

We will get back together again Sept.22 for more quilting fun!
Here's a picture of some of the completed bags-Sheree, Rhonda, Cathy and Linda.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

July 2012

Quilt club went to Bedford Pa for a Bonnie Hunter weekend.  They stayed at Mary's Quilt Shop.  Here are Bonnie's tips.

Rhonda:  Bonnie says: Do not use a steam iron. No water in the iron. Press don't iron.

Cathy:  when doing four patch - always make sure the dark is on top left when sewing. This will keep all the seams correct and they will nest.

Peggy:  She said when doing sashings, if you use a light or neutral color it will make you block float, I think that is the same as pop. She also said when doing a curved border sew the binding onto the front of the quilt before trimming the curves,because it is easier to shape the binding then.