What a wonderful quilt club meeting we had! Spring has finally arrived in our neck of the woods, which made it so much nicer for me to be out and about. Flowers are blooming everywhere. The company was great at Rhonda's house. It was just an overall nice day.
We were working on our Christmas pillows. We got our four inch squares sewn onto our neutral panel. Next step will be to quilt this piece. Then we will add the Dresden Plates. We also need to make the pillow insert.
Linda's design for the row by row quilt.
Sue always has interesting things to share with us. She had an artist make this quilted wall hanging for her. The artist created the picture with thread art and painting. It was very beautiful. The artist has classes, which Sue is going to check into. You would create a small thread art quilt of your own.
Sue's carrots were a big hit at our lunch bar. I will post the recipe when she sends it to me. I heard tomato soup marinade? They were really good. We had those, veggies, roll ups, hot dogs and sauerkraut, and my disaster. It was supposed to be an eclair dessert, but the saran wrap took all the chocolate off the top and it ended up just being a mess. This isn't my first disaster in food for quilt club. :(
Cathy sent me this picture of a pillow case that she made. Cute cute fabric. Do you have any you would want to sell like this? It would be great to put some on the back of my Convoy quilt!
Next quilt club will be June 25th. Rhonda said she has another make and take for us. We will have our pillows to work on and our Medallion quilt.
We would like to get a picture of all of us with our Medallion quilts and send it to Quilt Maker magazine. It will be interesting to see if they publish it. We have two more borders. Can we finish them by fall?
See you next time!
There was some confusion about Linda's border. Here is the start of mine and how I did it. I used 2.5 inch strips. for the flying geese, I used the companion angle ruler and cut out the main piece and then used the easy angle ruler to cut out the corner pieces. For each block, you will need two of these. for the center part of the border, I used the same color as the goose cut into a 4.5 by 2.5 rectangle. I also used the easy angle ruler to cut the corner pieces and sewed them on to opposite corners. You have to make sure that you sew the triangles onto each rectangle the same to get the pattern. Let me know if this helps or not.
I sewed one of my Dresden's on the pillow top. I did end up quilting the top first, then I put some heat and bond under the Dresden and stuck it to the top. I used button hole stitch around the outside and the inside circle. Between each petal I used a ladder type stitch. (I was thinking about making these for Xmas gifts for everyone-I think I have changed my mind.) Oh-I also turned under 1/4 inch of the top petal and on the inside circle. The petals may have looked smoother if I hadn't done that.