Saturday, April 30, 2016

April 2016

What a great day we had learning how to paper piece pineapple blocks.  This is a few of the blocks that Deb has already made.  Deb shared some of her templates with us and walked us through the technique to achieve these little blocks.

These are examples of the border blocks for this quilt.  I didn't catch what the smaller block was for.

Deb shared the hint of coloring the template so we would know which piece would be a neutral and which would be a color.  

A dab of glue on the wrong side to hold the first piece of the block to the template was the first step.  Some found the glue helpful with other pieces also.

This is the final results of our paper piecing lesson today.  It took us most of the club time to get a block made.  Peggy's is the orange one that really popped!  

We took a break from pineapple blocks for show and tell.  This is Patty's Allietare totally done.

Patty's versions of the medallion quilt with Sheree's border on them.  Her blue one.....

and her purple one.

Cathy's Disney quilt totally done.

Peggy made this quilt for a family reunion.  It is going to be hung up and people will sign the blocks.  It was even more impressive in person.

 It took me two and a half years to make this bag.  I had trouble finding the fabrics that I wanted to use, then trouble finding the time to make it.  I made one for myself and one for my daughter.  When Madison saw it, she begged me to make one for her, so I am going to attempt to make a smaller version.

This is Bonnie Hunter's Smith Mountain Morning quilt that I made for my son with his BDU's that he wore while in Iraq.

Here is Linda's medallion quilt so far.  These are all turning out so different and so pretty. This has been a fun project!

A dinosaur quilt for Bronson.  Linda folded the bottom to make a footie pocket.  

Rhonda's baby quilt.

Rhonda's medallion quilt with Sheree's border.  I love seeing how different all of these are.

Rhonda is making another Wacky Web quilt.  She had Ed make us all templates so we too can make these blocks.  I am looking forward to trying them.  Thanks for the templates!

Show and tell is done and soon it will be time to eat.

We had pineapple chicken with rice, two different/similar bean salads, broccoli salad and coleslaw, cookies and cherry cobbler.

Here we are, busy working on our pineapple blocks.

Rhonda has a make and take for us for next time.  She said it is a surprise and she will let us know what we need to bring later.  Apparently it is something pre-approved by Cathy and something that we discussed last month.  I am clueless!!!

Next quilt club will be June 4th, since the 4th Saturday falls on Memorial Day weekend.

Peggy, your bags picture didn't turn out.  If you want to send me a picture, I will add it to this post.

If there are any typos, let me know.  I was too tired to proof read.

Here are the directions for next meeting.  Rhonda's surprise is we are going to make the Christmas Bench Pillow,

Christmas Bench Pillow
Click here to see design.  Kimberbell Designs

Materials List and cutting instructions

Background  1/3 yard (white, white on white, cream, etc.)
1  Cut 8 inches by 38.5

Black Stripe  approximately 1/8 yard
2        1 inch by 38.5
Block Rows (top and bottom) assorted Christmas fabrics
22    Four inch squares

Assorted greens for the wreath.  I have a template for the Dresden wreath and will discuss the best way to complete the appliqué at next quilt club.
Assorted Reds for the bows and berries.

You will make two rows with the assorted 22 four inch squares
11 for each strip

Add the 1 inch black strip to both long sides of the background piece cut 8 by 38.5
Next the 4 inch square strips to both long sides of the black and background piece.
Top done. 
Quilt top as desired.  You will need a muslim backing and batting approximately 20 by 42 or width of fabric.

Back of Pillow (Approximately 16.5 by 38.5)
Use your preferred technique to make pillow backing

To make pillow
(2) 16 by 38 muslim to make pillowcase
Stuffing to fill pillowcase

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