Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Quilt Therapy Tuesday

Tuesday is now Therapy day and we had a lot to share.  There 4 of us have been doing a lot of quilting lately and we haven't been able to get together and we like to have a show and tell session before we start for the day.

Joyce finished her placemats - 8 of them.
Beautiful wine fabric.
These placemats have no binding,
they are quilted on the batting
then the backing is sewn on
and flipped over to the right side.
This gorgeous fabric was purchased on her
trip to Southern Ontario.
She likes the above pattern so much that
she is now making 8 more placemats.
Getting ready for Christmas.
Pierina finished her mystery quilt bag.
It is big enough to carry all her supplies
for out Tuesday quilting group get together.
This is going to be small Casserole
Carrier.  Pierina is using the same pattern
I used that I purchased in
Newfoundland last year.
Maria was working on her twister Christmas Wreath.
She has the top completed and now will be
doing the quilting.
We had a lot of fun putting the keyboard
border together for the Max & Whiskers
quilt that Maria is now making.
I am also making more placemats. out of this
cute cat fabric that Colleen picked out when
we were in Duluth a few weeks ago.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Lots of finishes in October, getting ready for November

I have been waiting too long for the blocks to finish my Ireland Quilt so I decided to do my own thing for a few of the blocks.  I will wait a little while longer to see what the last blocks look like and if they don't get posted soon then I will do another one to finish that quilt.

I left my heart in Ireland

Flowers and greenery of Ireland

I like the flying geese block
so I am calling this block
"Flying over the Emerald Isle"

I was able to finish the last 3 of the Morning Glory Designs BOM and now there are 20 completed blocks.

Block 18

Block 19

Block 20

I also took a picture of the first 20 blocks in this BOM.

I also made a Casserole Carrier.  I thought I might make a few for Christmas gifts so I made one for myself to try the pattern out.  I changed the pattern by putting binding around the pieces instead of flipping them inside out and used webbing for the handles instead of fabric.

the outside

the inside

I also made 4 placemats for a friend that I do yoga with twice a week.
I used a pattern from Atkinson Designs book I have.

She wanted burgundy and black so I combined
the burgundy with beige and used black
for the backing and binding.