Tuesday, February 25, 2020

February 25, 2020

 Today was table topper day and you will see some amazing projects as well.

Here is Judith's President Challenge.  The centre of this pillow was the fabric provided by the President and it was up to each of us to decide how to use it.  Judith made this pillow and practised her piping skills as well.
 This is her pot holder with the technique that Agathe taught last month.
 and here is the beginning of her table topper...some string piecing...she may be adding borders to bring the scrappy pieces all together.
Ethel wasn't sure about this topper and after seeing a picture of it decided the darker green border was the element that didn't suit her ...some unsewing and adding another colour will do the trick.
 Gail R. showed her table topper...
 Jean passed along some grippers for opening jars ....to go into the door prizes for the upcoming quilt show.
This is one of her blocks from the block of the month fidget lap quilt...sleeve cuffs....
 and this one with the snap enclosure.
 Diana added to the door prizes with these thread catchers...our cache is filling in.
 Bea brought along a table topper....
 and this baby panel that she said was the last hand quilting she has done.
Joan brought in this bright and Christmasy table topper....
and owl one (pattern available at the Fabric Cupboard)....
 and this really sweet fabric that she made into another topper.
 Susan D. brought in this wonderful topper with the couching that she experimented with and turned out great.
 How's this for a table topper....a big one for sure.. Renate made this for her daughter's table.
Susan S. found a new ruler and gave it a go.  Turns out she had fun and is ready to go a little bigger than her table topper...will be interesting to see what she does next.
 A double Irish Chain...Susan tried out the double binding using a flange of a different colour. Turned out perfectly.
 Marlene got into her stash and did some toppers with place mats.....in blue.......
 and gold......
 Ann taught this at a class using directional fabric...hers turned out better than mine,
 Those that took the sunflower course were anxious to see this one finished...we all loved the colours that Ann chose and couldn't wait to see it.  It was worth waiting for...gorgeous. Ann is planning on framing instead of binding. We'll see that when done too.
 Marilyn started playing with Hickory Nuts and made her table topper with them......
as you can see it is reversible too.  Good job there kiddo!

Monday, February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020

 The evening ladies had a show and tell with Carolyn showing her nearly finished jelly roll race...just needs to be quilted and bound.  Sure is pretty with batiks....
 Ruth made this gorgeous card trick and Agathe quilted it for her.
 The other Carolyn made some Japanese bags...seems she rather likes them for quick trips into town...no big purse where she can't find her keys...a problem we all have...
 Chris is hiding behind this John Deere Tractor pillow case...sure is a cute one!
Linda finished her jelly roll race and backed it with minky....warm , cozy and snuggly.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Special Project Day!

It was a gorgeous sunny day but staying inside and putting together  a wall hanging of a sun flower was more fun than the weather.

We had Brenda Dunsmore come over from Cambridge Narrows to teach and it was well worth it.  Here she is showing a scene that she designed using the 'stained glass' technique that we requested that she teach.
 Here the ladies are diligently listening to Brenda's instructions...they were clear and easy to follow since she took us step by step to creating our own sunflowers.
We've been fortunate to have some great teachers come to inspire and motivate us and Brenda certainly is one of them.  She  showed us how to do her technique and how we can expand on it to make different pictures. The only thing holding us back is our own hesitation. I know I can't wait to get mine done and maybe another pattern that I downloaded from the internet and then there is another I think I would like to do...well, you get the picture.

We had a great turnout for this class and, no doubt, I will be posting next week some finished products...I'm hoping mine will be one of them.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

january 28, 2020

This is actually from the Monday Evening Ladies. They are working on jelly roll races and this beauty belongs to Evelyn. Amazing fabrics.
Linda did hers in a navy , red and white and then put minke on the back to make it extra cozy.
Marilyn did some knitting and brought in a graph that tells you what needles to use with what yarn for what size of toque you wish to make.  An amazingly valuable graph for knitters to have, especially if you have loads of yarn and not sure what to make with it.

We were fortunate to have a wonderful trunk show for our program day. Cynthia showed and told us about just some (I am sure) of her quilts and her journey through time making them.  Here she is holding a grandma doll she made that took  "forever" to get that grey hair just so.  Super idea.

This next quilt is her first sampler , made during a quilting class she took to learn the basics of
 I really liked this idea....a fold up case with a small doll in a bed and a wardrobe with it.  Needless to say, her grand daughter allowed her to borrow it back to show us.
 This beauty was a block of the month that Cynthia took with Town & Country Quilt Shop out of Quispamsis. Beautiful colours, so soft and feminine.
This is a whole cloth quilt with a center commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of Cynthia's parents. Such a beautiful heirloom.

And the last picture I took of the trunk show is the latest quilt that Cynthia did...she also showed us the first quilt she made (in excellent condition, I might add). There were many more quilts that were shown, too many to put in this blog. It was a wonderful show and really nice to travel along with her journey in quilting.
Renate started our regular show and tell with a pillow she made to match a quilt that has been given away...but we got the idea...wonderful!
 She also wanted us to see some of her napkins she made for Christmas...similar to the ones that got given as gifts.
This is a top that the morning quilters finished last week.  Ethel will be taking it home to bind it. A little too small for a bed but would be great for a table topper/cloth.
 Marlene won the pinwheels so she put some together in this lap/cuddle quilt that is going in her family room......
along with this table topper......
 and table cloth to match the colour of her kitchen.
Mary thought today was table topper day and brought in the one she made...a pattern I have been looking for ...now I have it so hang on, you may see one I do someday.

JUdith has been playing with her 60degree ruler and made the following........
 some candle mats......
 and another table topper in gorgeous Christmas fabrics...fussy-cut extremely well, too.
Marilyn is hiding behind some gorgeous fabric that came from the Czhec Republic. Her brother and wife went travelling and brought  this back for her along with some fabulous yarn.