I have had one brave soul in today who walked from a couple blocks away wearing her Yaktrax.
Funny side note here, - - - my kids bought me Yaktrax for Christmas. Wonder what motivated that idea?
Pick up 2 blocks each month for just $10. This can be done with either machine or hand applique. It's not too late to register.
|This one was made by Willow, age 4.|
|and here is her replica.|
|and Gabe, age 5.|
|and his replica.|
|And Brook, age 6. This was made with a flat for a jelly jar lid.|
|and her replica. She even double braided her pigtails for this picture.|
|Lonnie tricked out this panel. Isn't this adorable? Deb S quilted it with stars and loops. Looks great. We have this in kit, of course.|
|Another new sample, this one for Valentines. I have also used this poem to print on labels for wedding quilt gifts. Our sample is 12" square so hangs nicely from a desk top stand. |
The kit comes with pattern, printable fabric sheet/instructions, as well as a pack of 2 1/2" charm squares and red for inner border and binding.
|After their trip to the hospital to visit Memaw, the twins have a new game they call "Memaw and the Hospital Man". Liv is the patient and Cal has out his doctor kit. Thinking today of how to be a better role model!|
|While posting family pics, have to share another "who's your daddy?" shot.|
|I'm not sure I have formally introduced this quilt to you. Carol P. made it for us and I just love it.|
|And we still have a few kits of this wreath, an afternoon project made even easier with pre-cut stabilizer. Kind of looks like it has a plaid center but that is actually towels on the shelf in the cabinet behind the wreath :)|
|My family came and decorated and hosted our guests. I always love the luminaries.|
|And bless her sweet heart, Lonnie made the meatballs we served and manned the counter. Peanoach Winery also provided warm apple wine for us to serve.|
|Each quilt is labeled with it's own hi"stories" which are fun to peruse and read.|
|Sarah finished a block of the month. Nice|
|Sarah also worked on this quilt made using striped fabric. You cut squares and quarter cut each square. |
Then you sort pieces so all the horizontal stripes go in one block and the parallel stripes go in the other block. See a closeup below.
|We had two speakers at our November Sisters class. I was so happy to have my cousin Joy bring this quilt to show. It is an heirloom from her husband's side of the family. Labeled and dated for the mid 1800's, it is just in pristine shape and of excellent craftsmanship. She is considering a permanent home in a museum, for it, maybe at ISU.|
|Here is a better picture of the quilt plus Joy also brought her Periwinkle quilt to show. Another family heirloom, this one was not so well made. The background fabric was too heavy to hand quilt and was puckered (you know - seams with attitude). So, she took the whole quilt top apart, replaced the background fabric and trimmed up the colored pieces. Then she put it all back together again and hand quilted it. Really lovely.|
|Other members shared hand made items they are working on for holiday gift giving.|
|This is cool. Trish shared the quilt she made from the 9-patch block exchange we did in our 2015 series of Sisters of the Cloth. I really like what the clam shell machine quilting does to this square block pattern.|
|This year, instead of a block exchange, we exchanged packets of |
3 1/2" squares each month to make a very scrappy selection of fabrics for these six-pointed stars.
|This year, we also included a block pattern to follow our monthly program, "Pioneer Quilts, A Comfort through Hardship" by Judy Ann Johnson Breneman· |
Above is the runner I made with my 3 blocks. The center block features a verse and can be turned, of course, depending on how you plan to display it. I think it will be pretty laying across the pillows at the bed top.