Here's what I have been playing with lately.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
|This little wall hanging, called Frosteeze, was made for us by Jenny O and is just as cute as can be! Of course, we have kits!|
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
|This beauty was made from our patriotic prints by Sue H. She sent me this picture to share. Sue made this as a Quit of Valor for her nephew, a Marine who has served in Afghanistan.|
|And Sue R. sent me this picture. This is a version of our snowman kit. We have three of these kits left and then we are sending our shop sample quilt north for the summer!|
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Quilt Circle met this past week and gathered in our circle. I invite you to enjoy our favorite thing, show and share.
|These quilts, above and below, are both by Margaret B. The blue and pink quilt is a stack of vintage blocks she was given and asked to bring to life in a quilt. So pretty.|
|Trish S. shared this comfort quilt made for a friend going through treatment.|
|Trish also shared this cute black, yellow and white quilt.|
|She quilted this, using just straight lines. Looks great.|
|They worked it all into this quilt. The bride and groom had purple for their color so they worked that in as well. Later, they came across a pattern in a magazine, just like this quilt, titled "Trip to the Alter". hmmmmm|
|Nancy J showed us what she did with the heart blocks we exchanged last month. Above and below is her reversible table topper.|
|One was used to embellish this bag.|
|another went into this small wall hanging.|
|Nancy J also shared this darling cupcake quilt made for a niece that is graduating from culinary school.|
|And here's Joyce S. She made this darling applique wall quilt above and finished off a fall panel below.|
|Jackie O. has been busy. Isn't this nice?|
|Jackie also showed us a couple comfort quilts she just finished, one above and one below.|
|Love this woven look. Lonnie mentioned this would look great in the new Iowa fabrics and border print.|
|Deb S. shared some parts and pieces that have been donated to Iowa Comfort Quilts and ask for suggestions.|
|Nancy J shared this Round Robin quilt made with friends(above) and a bright little quilt she made for her daughter (below)|
|Here's another completed quilt from our Mystery Quilt project, this one made by Janet V. We are planning a special exhibit of these at the June 20 outdoor quilt show so, if you have one not quite completed yours, here's a goal for you!|
|No dust gathers on Janet's sewing machine. Above is a little wall quilt she completed and below is her step one panel from our blog Scrappy New Year project. See more on the blog on the Scrappy New Year page.|
|This is how Janet is using up even more scrappy strips.|
More heart exchange blocks - - - Theresa embroidered names on hers to make a special gift for a couple nieces.
|Here's Jan's lovely ombre quilt. Stunning, isn't it?|
We also talked about starting our 2015 Archive Get Er Done challenge. These are quilts that have been around a bit and need to be finished. Jan found this box in a closet -- - - - - -
|Marti shared this bright, happy little quilt. See what she did with the leftover pieces below - - the back!|
|Marty is claiming this as her 2015 Get Er Done Archive quilt. These blocks are all made using her collection of not just hankies but violet hankies.|
|Bonnie Nelsen made these for her bathroom walls. The background is strip pieced of different black/whites and the flowers are all needle turned applique. Beautiful artwork!|
|Bonnie also shared this, her first quilt, made for her daughter a few moons ago.|
|And even more artwork by Bonnie. Just love these!|
|One of my Get Er Done Archive challenges is to finish this applique BOM from about 14 years ago. I have 6 blocks done and 6 more to go.|
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Free Class: Knitted Socks for Beginners
Must know knit and purl stitches.
Teacher: Julia Swallow, quilter and knitter
Where: Adel library upstairs conference room
When: 10-12 (mornings) March 10, 24, April 7 and 21 (Tuesdays)
What to bring:
1. Sock Yarn.
My favorite is Opal. It changes color as you knit for fabulous results. Check with Yarn Junction in Valley Junction or Heartland Fiber on the square in Winterset.
2. Knitting needles, size 1 or 1 ½ , double pointed.
· The size depends on your gauge. If you knit a little tighter then 1 ½ is better.
· Needle size can be affected by how the particular type of yarn knits up. Yarn store employees can help you with this.
· The bamboo needles are very nice since they don’t slide out of your knitting as easily.
3. A darning needle to stitch the toes together when done.
4. Hot or cold beverage. The library allows it, I asked.
Class size is limited to 8. Call to reserve a spot.
Julia Swallow, 515-988-2906
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
I had the pleasure of hand sewing with a group of ladies this weekend, making Patchwork of the Crosses blocks.
|You don't have to fussy cut pieces for this block but it sure does add another dimension. Above see the fabric from which the pieces for the center of this block were cut.|