Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 2013

Welcome to the November meeting of Cloverleaf Quilt Club.  We were greeted by Rhonda wearing a Christmas present made by Sue.  She made Rhonda a pin keeper out of Hurry Down the Chimney.  She artistically embellished it with thread art.  If you want some of this fabric of your own, I found some.  Check the link.  What a fun and creative gift!

Sue is making Christmas aprons with the fabric.  I bet they have a Christmas filled with laughs.
 Here are our show and tells.  Up first is a kit that Sue bought in Lewes, Delaware.  The center is a panel and the rest is pieced.  It is even prettier in person.
 This is a quilt top that I am making for a little girl for Christmas.  I think she loves Ariel!
 This is a breast cancer quilt I made for my DIL's cousin.  The young lady is only 28.
 Linda finished her tumbler quilt and the best part of this quilt, to me, is the label.

 This is made out of her grandson's onesie.  How clever is that??
Rhonda has this Patriots quilt to bind and one of the frame to finish quilting.  All different and all pretty.

The food was great this month, as usual.  Deb made her wonderful barbecue, Sue brought chicken corn soup, Peggy brought fruit with strawberry cream cheese dip, I brought a port wine cheese ball and crackers, and Rhonda made some decadent brownies with creme brulee topping.

Sue worked on her lecherous aprons (just kidding) and the rest of us worked on our Celtic Solstice Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.  Linda, Rhonda and Peggy are sticking with Bonnie's colors.  I am switching the yellow out for pink, and Deb is totally changing the colors.  I can't wait to see how different they all turn out!

We won't be meeting next month.  Our annual Christmas get together will be in January.  I think we are looking at January 11.  Details will follow via emails.

I hope everyone has a very Happy Christmas!  See you in 2014!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November Shop Hop 2013

November Shop Hop

We had a great time last Saturday. Shop Hopper's were Deb, Cathy, Linda and Rhonda.
We headed to Gettysburg for a stop at Needle and Thread. A Civil war reproduction shop with a side business making reenactment clothes. It was a very interesting shop.
Next stop was Marion's Fabric of Greencastle. Not as exciting as I remember but they did have some nice Christmas fabric and fabric panels and patterns.
On to the first shop hop in Hagerstown, we pass a sign that says “Shady Grove Fabrics”. Yes, we have to go back and check it out. What a find! It is run by a “German Baptist” woman, dressed much like a Mennonite. The small shop was brightly lit and full of nice fabric. There were lots of panels and Christmas fabric. They also had a shopping cart full of fabric at $2.50 and $3.00. We did a lot of damage in that shop. Surely will visit this shop again.
Now to the first shop hop shop – Traditions at the White Swan in Hagerstown. Demos, food, finished products for sale. The quilt pattern designed for the “hop” was a Dresden plate pattern. It was gorgeous. They did a demo and had a template that will make it so easy.
They also had a large selection of wools and patterns for quilts and penny rugs. The wool quilt was awesome. They were very personable and the shop was full.
It’s about 2 pm and we are getting hungry. Looking for a place to eat, Mexican it is. Consulted “SADIE” (Cathy’s GPS) and she pointed us to a great Mexican restaurant. We knew it had to be good since it was crowded at 2 in the afternoon. Excellent meal.
Last stop was in Mt. Airy Maryland, Patches. Nice fabric, wide variety. Cathy found University of Maryland fabric. Their shop hop quilt was a maple leaf pattern. We have the pattern for that one too.

We were home by 7:30 pm. It was a great day

Sunday, October 27, 2013

October 2013

Wow-can you believe how quickly this year has gone by?  Rhonda told us that next month marks our 10th Anniversary.  The years have flown by too.  I am so grateful that I have had this little quilt club to come to for most of those 10 years.

Linda, you look quizzical here.  I wonder what you were thinking about?  This is Linda's tumbler quilt.  Who is still working on theirs?  This is one quilt that I believe we have all made.  
 We have two marathoners this month!  They have been super productive with their crafts.

Up first is Peggy.  She is modeling her knitted and crocheted items.  We all wanted to be on  her Christmas list!  I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

 This is Peggy's fall colored Jelly Roll Race quilt.
 And her green one.  See what I mean about marathoner?

 Cathy is making Christmas placemats.  She shared how they were made with us.  Someone is going to have a pretty Christmas table this year.
 Here is our other marathoner this month!  Rhonda made another bag-great fabric for the bag style again.
 Rhonda's Jelly Roll Race quilt all done.  The borders really set this quilt off.  Perfect!
 This is one of four Patriot's quilt Rhonda is making.  This is a really interesting pattern.  Linda-I would like a copy of this.  Don't bother mailing it to me-I can get it next club date.
 This is another Bonnie Hunter quilt-a rectangle trip around the world.  I forget the name.  Rhonda made this totally random and scrappy.  The picture doesn't do it justice.
 Another Patriot qult.

 And another in the opposite colorway.
 A cute, quick Christmas quilt made with 2 1/2 inch strips.
 And another Christmas quilt.
 Deb had a couple of tops to share.  Love this log cabin baby quilt.  Such pretty colors.

 Deb's Jelly Roll Race in colors that remind me of Christmas.

Here are some of us hard at work.  Sheree stopped in today too, so we were all here!

Next month, November 9th, we are going to get together for a road trip.
We are meeting at 8 AM at Rhonda's house and heading to some quilt shops.  Should be fun!  See you then.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sept. 2013 II

Quilt club part II.  Club met again Sept. 28th.  

We had a lot of show and tells.
Peggy is up first.
 Peggy's granddaughter, Gabby, was our special guest. She brought her very first quilt that she pieced, machine quilted and bound. She did an awesome job. Keep up the good work Gabby.

 Peggy's Christmas Tree Table Runner with matching Christmas Tree napkins.
 Peggy's Fall Table Runner
 Peggy took the Bonnie Hunter challenge with her leader and ender spools quilt.
 Cathy's very first quilt project finished.

 Twin patriotic quilt for Cathy's sister-in-law. There are two the same. Her sister-in-law will just love them.
 Baby Quilt
 Sea turtles quilt top for Cathy's extra bedroom that the grandchildren use
 Flannel quilt top for Cathy's granddaughter
 Although Linda wasn't at quilt club. We showed her quilt for her granddaughter, Kinley. Rhonda machine quilted it with a cute dolphin panto. It turned out really nice.
 Rhonda is starting her Christmas presents. Straight to the point pattern. Need to get the borders on and then quilt it.
 Rhonda's second quilt top for a Christmas present. This was a group project "Jelly Roll race". It took about 1 1/2 hour to sew together. It was fun, quick and easy. Still needs the border.
 Sue finally had a free Saturday to spend with us. She spent her summer camping. She did have one show and Tell. It is a bed runner for a dear friend in a nursing home. He is transferring homes from Delaware to Pennsylvania to be closer to family and friends. The orange blocks are for signatures from the Delaware nursing home. Sue has to get the binding finished by 5 am Sunday so she can leave it for them to sign. She works great under pressure.

Sept. 2013

We had two club meetings this month.

  The first meeting was on the 20th.  Here is our show and tell first.  

This is Bonnie Hunter's pineapple blossom that I made for an ex-coworker who has breast cancer.  I really love this quilt.  It is not as complicated to make as it looks.

 These are the quilt tops that Linda made for her grand kids.  The nautical panels came from Florida.
This is one of Deb's quilts that Rhonda just quilted for her.  Very pretty, calming colors.
Rhonda made another bag-I fogot the name of it??? She added inside pockets and changed the handles.  Really pretty fabric.

Rhonda did some freehand quilting on her baby quilt.  Great job.  

Rhonda took scraps and made this cute quilt.  I think it's going to be a baby quilt.

We worked on the Jelly Roll Race quilt.  Without problems it took about an hour and a half to make the top.  Careful selection of fabric made some really cute quilt tops.