|We love it when customers share their work. Isn't this a lovely Ocean Waves? All those little half-square units! Beautiful.|
|And here's another Jelly Roll Race quilt. Such pretty colors.|
|This is based on the pattern for a lunch tote.|
|Jenny enlarged the pattern for a diaper bag. She lined with the PUL (poly urethane laminate) and added hooks and pockets to the inside and bottle pockets to the outside.|
|She also added a long, wide strap to make it easy for hands-free use. Although Jenny is styling this bag here, it's made for her son and daughter-in-law and precious grandbabies.|
|Turn on Mickey Mouse Club and your lap becomes an instant grandchild magnet!|
|Marti and Bonnie just returned from a bus and train trip to Sisters, Oregon for the annual outdoor quilt show. They had several fun stories to tell.|
|One of their purchases was this calendar, featuring quilters husbands posing shirtless with quilts. This was just for fun for a local fund raiser.|
|Margaret shared this Dresden Plate, started at Sisters of the Cloth class and finished up at home.|
|Margaret also shared some blocks she inherited and her plan for finishing them.|
|Yes, this is a picture of a phone but, this is also Nancy's new granddaughter, Kate. Welcome to the world, Kate. Isn't she precious?|
|Nancy also shared this block of the month she just completed. It's called Abraham Lincoln's Logs. The very center block has a picture of Abraham Lincoln. Nice blocks and nice quilt.|
|Rozetta has been doing some craft sewing. Above see the little purse she made from a neck tie and below is a neck cooler, perfect for these hot Iowa July days.|
Here is a link for a tutorial on making these neck coolies. They are filled with crystals, same as the kind often used in gardening. The crystals in the neck coolie swell with liquid to hundreds of time their weight. As liquid from the crystals evaporate, it lowers the body temperature.
|Janet shared her Split Nine-Patch and entertained ideas from the group about possible borders. Below, Janet showed us her bag.|
|Theresa showed this little project in progress. This will be a sleeping bag for a niece's doll.|
|Jan shared this beauty. I have a soft spot for Amish looking quilts but this is just sparkly, isn't it?|
|Marty spread this quilt out and I about fell off my chair - - -such perfect and tiny piecing! Beautifully done! - - - Well, it is beautifully done. The center is all hand applique but the borders (from the plain lavender out) are all "convenience cloth" - cut from a pre-printed panel.|
|Never the less, this quilt was beautifully machine quilted and heavily beaded. Still a stunner.|
|Joyce is expecting a new granddaughter and she now understands why this pattern is made with crazy quilting as it nearly drove her crazy. Alls well that ends well though, right? Looks great.|
|Joyce is also making receiving blankets for the new baby.|
|I did a quick demo of the Folded Star followed by some door prize drawing and refreshments.|
For those who missed the July meeting, please note: We decided it was time to start a new exchange. We will talk more about this and get started in August. We will each pick a crayola and that will be the color we need to match, making small snowball blocks to exchange at the September meeting. This exchange will continue for at least 12 months.
As always, it was a pleasant evening, sitting in a circle with my Quilt Circle of Friends. Thank you to Jackie O for so generously taking and sending me these pictures.
|The August charms are here for those of you signed up to collect these little gems. August was paid when you registered so just come pick up.|
This is the last in this series of 6 but, don't despair if you missed out. We will be doing this project again - - not sure of the start date yet but stay tuned! These are 3/4", paper-pieced minis in hand cut glass and leadded frames.
|Here's the top half of the closet.|
|---with more folded and stacked on the floor - - -|
|---plus the assortment I pull from to decorate our window up town.|
|and some of my red and white quilt collection - - -|
|And, of course, a quilt on every bed in the house - - - plus the quilts in the shop and the quilt tops waiting to be quilted.|
What a lovely storage problem to have! Send me a picture of your quilt closet/storage.
This is a blog I follow, Humble Quilts. Skip over to her blog and check out the pictures she posted from the recent outdoor show in Sisters, Oregon.
|Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters Oregon - the name-sake for our Little Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in June/Adel.|
|Over 115 shops in the 2015 AISH?! You gals are going to need a bigger coin purse :) :) :)|
|Thank you to Liz and all of the Sisters of the Cloth. We now look forward to our next class on September 20 when we will view a trunk show of quilts from the state archive.|