Thursday, December 1, 2011

To-day is Thursday it must mean Quilting Group

To-day we got together at Joyce's house as usual but it sure took a long time to get down to doing some quilting.  Last week it was just Joyce and I so the 4 of us had a lot of catching up to do and showing our show and tell. 

Joyce is working on 6 placemats and a tablerunner for Christmas.  She used reverse binding and quilted with gold thread. 

Pink Poinsettias

Pierina is working on her tree pattern.  These are wonky trees and the pieces have to be kept together or the whole concept is lost.

She rolls them up on a newspaper to keep them in their
right places.

These are her red trees with beige background

She finished 2 green trees today.

Maria was working on her Schnibbles.  She quilted it and is now ready to apply the binding.

The fabric is Sunkissed, by Moda.

Maria, was also working on her Fabulous Fracture Quilt. 
Sewing rows together.

I quilted my Schnibbles quilt.
I really didn't know how I was going to do this,
but group consultations helped and
I used white thread in a blocking

I also worked on my Hunter Star Quilt and made 18 squares to make three more rows.

One large stack
Some still have to be trimmed.

We got a lot accomplished after all.



Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Possibilities Club

Our local Quilter's Guild has a club that meets the last Tuesday of every month except December and June where quilter's bring ideas or projects to share with the group.  This week Wendy and Sharon were the presenters and they brought specialty rulers to show the group.  Wendy brought the Deb Tucker Square 2 ruler used for making a square within a square block.

Sharon brought the Creative Grids 90 degree Double Strip ruler.

She also brought along a book that used this
ruler to make quilts.

This ruler makes quilt making go very fast
and is very efficient.

I fell in love with the ruler and book
so I went out to-day and
purchased them both.

While I was at Luci's shop I also purchased a pattern to make a cushion from my Paris fabric
"Romance de Paris from Le Rouvray shop".

This gorgeous fabric costs me a lot of Euros so I want
to be very careful about using it.

This is the cushion that was in the shop.

And this is the pattern that I purchased to make
this cushion.

There is also a table runner with this cushion
so I got 2 for 1.

I had a great shopping day and came home with a lot of loot.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Working on Christmas projects

I have been working on Christmas quilting.  Can't show too much because some of my relatives and friends read my blog.  I took a few pictures and will post more after Christmas.

I just fell in love with this fabric.

For a Montreal Canadien's Fan.
I found this great fabric in St John's Newfoundland
this past summer when we were there.

Another project.