Friday, January 31, 2014

Quilt Therapy Time Again

Our Thursday group was very interesting this week.  We had a visitor.  Pierina was in town for a funeral so she spent the day with us.  

Since her machine was in Toronto she couldn't
quilt, so she did some Swedish embroidery instead.

Maria was working on her trees.  This will be a table runner for one of  her daughters.  It is all paper pieced and taking a lot of time because she wants to make them all different.  It means sorting fabric for each one.

She has a lot of Black and White and White and Black
fabric to choose from.  She is doing a 
really nice job of them,  All her sorting and choosing
is paying off.

Joyce is using up some of her left over "Cabin by the Lake" fabric and making placemats.

Adding binding.

All the fabrics in the quilt and table runner.

I am working on a donation quilt.  I added 2 1/4 inch squares to two corners of 4 1/2 inch squares and then I am sewing them together just hap hazard to make it a scrappy looking quilt.

I may put sashing between the blocks, I haven't quite
decided yet.  I like using my scraps
to make quilts.  Everyone is different.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Possibilities Group

Our guild has a group call "The Possibilities".  A group of us get together once a month and talk about what we are doing in quilting and what we are working on.  It is always a learning experience for me.  This month there were 8 of us and lots of information was shared.

One of the more experienced quilters brought a flower block that she was working on.  It turns out that I have the book that she took the pattern out of.  I bought the book for $5 at the guild library sale.  It is called Fantastic Fabric Folding by Rebecca Wat.  I just had to try my hand at fabric folding.

I also made an orange one.
Isn't it cute.

There are quilts and wall hangings in the book and a lot of different flowers folded from fabric.