Saturday, November 28, 2015

November 2015

It was a beautiful day at Cloverleaf Quilt Club.  This was basically a nonscheduled meeting, but it was pretty full.  We missed only Sheree and Sue.  Patty stopped in to pick up some quilts and we got to see some of her show and tell.  

Everyone kind of worked on their own thing.  Rhonda was working on her round robin, Peggy was working on pajama bottoms for the grands for Christmas, Cathy was working on a flannel quilt for her grandson, Linda was working on a quilt for her nephew, Deb was working on baby gifts and I was working on my mystery quilt.  I think we all made a lot of progress.  

And now for show and tell.  This is Rhonda's Hot Cross Buns.  This is a Bonnie Hunter quilt from the quiltmaker magazine.  She used her bin of 1 1/2 inch strips for this.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  We will have to get a "cleaner" picture of it when it is finished.

Patty has really made progress on her round robin quilt.  She has her applique star border done on her blue and white RR quilt.  I am looking forward to seeing how she interprets the border for her purple version.  She is making two of them!

Sorry for turning Patty and Rhonda sideways, but I liked seeing the quilt like this instead of sideways.  I had to decide who was not going to be wonky, and the quilt won!!  Rhonda quilted this for her.
 Rhonda quilted Patty's Texas Tumbleweed quilt, so it was ready for show and tell too.  Just beautiful.

Cathy made this cute Maryland Terrapins quilt.

This is the quilt Linda was working on today-and she finished the flimsy!  It is a half square triangle quilt.  I love this interesting layout.  This is for her nephew who recently moved to NYC.

Rhonda fed us today.  She made an Italian bread taco meat type sandwich which was delish.  She also made a granola mix out of brown rice Triscuits.  That was addicting.  We also had chips, veggies and dips.

Next Saturday we will be going on our annual Christmas shop hop.  We are going to be meeting Deb at the Galleria Mall at 8:30.  I guess we will meet Peggy there too.  I think the rest of us will be meeting at Rhonda's earlier.  Patty may be meeting us at Kitchen Kettle Village-our first stop.  We will have to get an email out to verify all of this.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

October 2015

We had another fun, relaxing day at quilt club.  I think the only one who did any real work was Sue, who put the names on the faux fur for Sheree's and my Christmas stockings.  I think she even made some progress on the make and take Rhonda had for us to do.  I messed up in cutting mine, so I will have to try making mine at home, if I find the time.  Rhonda cut another one out and will have that finished soon.  Addendum-I got an email and it looks like Rhonda had hers finished 15 minutes after we left!   Down below is a picture of her finished one.

This is Rhonda's Periwinkle type quilt made with Downton Abby prints.  We all fawned over this.  A beautiful interpretation of this quilt.  

Cathy has some show and tells this month.  This is a table runner for a shower gift.  Front...
 and back.
 And a Christmas table runner for her DIL, I think.  Front....
 and back
 This is the tumbler quilt Cathy made for her neighbor who is battling cancer.  Front....
 and back.
And a baby quilt for a great nephew?  Front....
and back.
 Patty made this baby quilt with fabric Cathy had.  I am going to finish it and give it to AJ.  Thanks Patty!
 Patty's chevron quilt is finished!  Very nice!
 This is Peggy's round robins so far.  She gave us templates and directions for her round of the quilt.  Two different sizes of stars will be appliqued on a 5 1/2-6 1/2 inch neutral border.  These are all so different with the same pattern.  This is a fun project for us.

This is a MSQ pattern that Peggy made for her husband's coworker.  The color combination is very pretty.
 Here are some of the crochet projects Peggy has made recently.  I think she will have some happy present openers on Christmas!
 This is my Grand Illusion.  I finally finished it in time to start the next mystery quilt in November.
 Sue made this creative memory quilt out of shirts and jeans.  Great job Sue!
 Peggy is retiring!  Congratulations.  We had a little celebration party for her.
 This is the make and take project.  Rhonda used some really great fabric in hers.  It looks like it is hand painted linen.  I think she said she bought this in New Mexico?
Rhonda's second market bag.  I love the way this turned out too!

We had barbeque, pasta salads, Peggy's Kielbasa dish and cake to eat.  Peggy's yummy kielbasa was made with the kielbasa, brown mustard and brown sugar cooked in the crock pot.

Next month there will be no official meeting, but if you want to sew Rhonda graciously will have her house opened to you November 28th..

December 5th we will have our traditional winter shop hop in Lancaster.  Details to follow.

Monday, September 28, 2015

September shop hop!

We enjoyed our Gettysburg/Hagerstown shop hop on the 26th.  This was the first time many of us visited these shops.  Pricing is quite different than the Lancaster shops for the most part, but it was still fun to see the shops displays and fabrics anyway.

The first shop is The Finishing Stitch Quilt and Fabric Shop in Gettysburg.  They have woolens and period clothing making supplies in addition to quilt fabrics.  Do you see Mary Koval's 1775 Palampore?  Bonnie Hunter was giving one of these panels away on her blog.  I think it was $47.  There were other fabrics there from Mary's collection.

Just some more pictures from the shop.

Everyone found something at this shop.

This is at Shady Grove Fabrics in Greencastle.  It wasn't a large shop, but once again we all managed to find some fabrics to buy.

Our next stop was Wilson Quilt Shop in Hagerstown.  There were beautiful quilts with extensive machine embroidery throughout the shop.  We got in trouble for taking pictures.  We were told all the pictures were on their website-  and that people put a lot of work into their quilts so they didn't want pictures taken.  I don't think I will be making this quilt from a picture-but Sheree may after she retires!

I did take a few pictures before we were admonished for doing so.  We fell in love with this pillow.  Now this would be something we could make without a pattern.

This is Bonnie Hunter's Smith Mountain Morning (I don't think they gave her credit for this. Tsk Tsk)

And another one that was completely machine embellished.  This is the last "legal" picture I took.

I really liked this one and just had to have a picture.  This is a Turning 20 variety in yellows and grays.

 This looked like one of Bonnie's too.  Her spider web string quilt.  It was so pretty with the colors they used.

Sheree inspecting a triangle quilt.  This could be done with our rulers on strips sewn together.  Easy Peasy.

A pretty bargello. I couldn't sneak pictures of some of the other quilts.  They had a Frozen quilt that was amazing, a Mickey Mouse quilt that Cathy fell in love with.  Sheree is talking about buying one of the embroidery machines when she retires so she will be able to make some of these.  Check out their website.  The link is at the first picture from their shop. I didn't get pictures of the machine embroidered quilts, except for the couple above.

We stopped at the Green Turtle for lunch.  We had to speed the kitchen up because it was discovered that the last quilt shop wasn't opened as late as we thought it was.  They were going to keep it open and extra half hour for us!

I forgot to get pictures inside this shop, so Cathy and Patty stood by the sign at the door.  They had a "yard sale" going on in the basement where we all made purchases before going upstairs to the main store to buy even more fabric.

After the Traditions White Swan, we parted ways to head home.  The group I was with were talking about Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum and we decided to stop.  I got a picture of Rhonda and Deb with the truck to share with their own Mr. Eds!

I didn't think to take a picture of the market bag that Rhonda made.  You can barely see it in this picture.  Rhonda will have to show it to us next month so I can get a real picture of it.

We made a quick tour of the museum and then bought a little bit of candy.  I was most impressed with the seasoned crickets and worms they were selling.  No one wanted to sample those.

Here is a little bit of show and tell.  My neighbor recently had surgery, so I made her the chevron table topper that Patty shared on Facebook.  I used some of my shirts for this.  Turned out cute.

Did anyone add up how much you spend on fabric?  I was shocked to see that I spent a little more than $80 and this is what I have to show for it.  I see the colors are way off.  The mat is the green cutting mat, and the pile of fabric that is not mostly pink (do you see a theme here???) is aqua and teal.  These will go into my purse; I finally have fabrics I love for it.

This is one of Cathy's projects that she has finished.  Fun Halloween prints.

 And another-just a little bit different.

This is a comfort quilt Cathy made for one of her friends who is battling cancer.  Very nice Cathy.

These shop hops are so much fun-I just wish we knew what Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt was going to be this year.  Talking about BH's mystery quilt-I really should finish mine from last year.  It is on my design wall waiting for a backing and to be quilted.

Next month, I believe quilt club is going to be on the 24th.  Peggy will probably be ready to share her round of the round robin quilt with us.  I hope to see everyone there!

Thanks for driving Rhonda!