Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's Thursday and time for quilting

It was a gorgeous sunny day today in Joyce's plant room.  A nice day to get together with friends and do some quilting.

Pierina is back and she brought a kit to make beautiful placemats.  As it turns out I have the same kit but haven't make them yet.  I am anxious to see how hers turn out.

Joyce is still working on her granddaughters quilt and we were putting together strips of the fabric from the quilt to make the binding.

All sports flannelette and denim

Cutting strips for the binding

Maria is making a small purse to take when she travels to wear under her jacket.  She chose the same fabric that her quilted vest is made out of.

Getting ready to cut the fabric

Trying to decide which fabrics to use.

I am still working on the placemats that I started for the guild.  I have them all quilted and now all I have to do is put the binding on.

That will make 6, when I am finished.

A great day was had by all.


Monday, April 4, 2011

My 9 patch squares

I can't show the whole piece that I just finished making since it is a gift but I took a picture of the finished strip with the 9 patch squares.  It looks a little wonky but it isn't on the piece.  Pictures don't tell the whole story.

Such an easy way to make a 6" - 9 patch square.  No cutting small pieces out to sew together.

I have also been making hanging sleeves to sew onto my quilts that I am putting in the Guild Quilt Show the end of April.  I have decided to enter three of them. 

For the next several nights I will be sewing these onto my quilts while I am watching TV.  I can snuggle under the quilts while I am stitching.  We got about 10 cm of snow yesterday and overnight so I will need the quilts to keep warm.

These are the quilts for the show:
           Simply Spooky, Kakabeka, and Charming Hearts.