Sunday, March 1, 2015

February 2015

We missed some more snow at quilt club Saturday.  This has been a snowy year so far, and today, Sunday, March 1, it started to snow pretty early.  It is coming down pretty heavy as I write this blog post.  Storm Chasers said to expect 2-4 inches then mixing with freezing rain.  I am glad we were able to get together yesterday!

As usual,  Rhonda was able to get a lot of projects done, even with her busy travelling schedule.  First up are her Downton Abbey bags.  The gray one came in a kit and the blue one she made with fabric she had.

This is a new block Rhonda made as a prototype.  She wants to make it larger before she puts it into a quilt.  I am looking forward to seeing the finished results of this-probably next quilt club?

Some people weren't at quilt club last month to see this little twisted pinwheel quilt.  This came from the Bedford quilt shop.

Patty made this log cabin quilt with the folded fabric technique.  Then she hand sewed some pearl lace on the blocks.

 Here is a close up of that.  This little bling took this quilt to another level.  Very pretty.

Rhonda was the first to finish her Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.  Very pretty Grand Illusion.  Who else is making this?  I am slowly getting my top sewn together and maybe will have it for next time.

Here is the back-pretty fabric and great quilting.  Very nice Rhonda!

This is a pinwheel quilt Rhonda made with scraps from another quilt using these fabrics.  She is still working on the yo-yos to applique on the vine.  Notice the mitered corners on the border!

Sheree made a couple of bags using the Downton Abbey pattern.  I am not much into sports, but I love the gray one!

On to our Round Robin quilt.  Here is Sue's round.

And a close up of the border.

Rhonda was making good progress on hers.

And finished except for the piping border.

Sorry for the wrinkles-I didn't think to do this until now and this was folded in my bag of fabrics.  Sue's instructions with some of her changes.  I hope you can read this.

Busy at work.

We decided to start working on the Special Olympics quilt next month.  The bargello is what we decided to make.  Rhonda had some fabric that we will use for borders and inspiration for colors.  See above on the second page of Sue's directions for her border for the fabric sample.

Here is the pattern we will be using.  Link to pattern.  So check your fabrics for matches to the color sample for next time.  It looks like we need 1/2 yard of one fabric and the others are 3/4 to 1 1/4 yards.  Bring what you have and let's see if we have a pretty blend of fabrics for this quilt

That's it for this month.  Hopefully next month the snow will be over with and we will be having spring like weather!

Here is an addendum to the above blog post.  It is part of the virtual show and tell.  This is Rhonda's quilt that she made for a friend using the Missouri Star Quilt tutorial.