Thursday, February 23, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
It's starting to feel good to sit at the sewing machine again! This past Sunday, I quilted and put the binding on this little table topper.
And I quilted and put the binding on this little Twelve Days of Christmas quilt.
I wasn't the only one feeling the call this past Sunday. Jenny O. finished up this table topper for us, made easier by the pre-cut interfacing material. So cute and easy.
And Lonnie whipped up this Jelly Roll quilt using Moda's Weave line. It is prettier in person and will really shine after quilted and bound.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
Tomorrow we will gather at the Adel Library from 8 am to 11 am to talk about applique. We have demos prepared for machine applique and needle turn applique done with either freezer paper templates or by back basting.
We will touch on using a light box, reversing patterns, transferring designs, making templates, stitching the valleys and the peaks, making circles, preferred notions and answer your questions.
Diana Weirich will set up her sewing machine and demonstrate machine applique stitches, including some very helpful hints.
You will go away with hand outs so you can refresh and practice at home.
Class is free if you are registered for our Whimsical Garden b.o.m. This b.o.m. is open for registration through the end of March.
Otherwise, class fee is $15.
Find the Adel Library just 1 block south of the shop, between 9th and 10th Streets. The parking lot is off 9th St. The meeting room is just inside the entrance.
See you tomorrow, bright and early!
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
|Darla C recently brought these two quilt tops in to show us. Above is one of our block of the months from a bit back. Below is a quilt that used mostly AQDG fabrics.|
|Both very pretty. Nothing feels better than done, right?|
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Karen Peters has an old family quilt top that was tied many years ago. She would like to hire someone to take the worn back off, re-layer it with back and batt and quilt it.
If you are interested, please call Karen at 515-419-5131.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Note: These are just small samples, about 1/3 the size of the completed project which will finish 72" x 84"
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
As promised, we have scheduled a hand and machine applique seminar at the Adel Library, Saturday, February 18 from 8 am to
This seminar is FREE if you are registered for our Whimsical Garden BOM. Otherwise, fee is $15.
No pre-registration is required.
No need to bring a machine.
If you have some of your blocks prepped, bring them along with your basic sewing tools and you can practice what we are demonstrating.
If you do not, that's fine too. Just come and learn.
Seminar will include:
- step x step demonstration of hand needle turn applique using freezer paper
- step x step demonstration using fusible web for machine applique including tips on options for finishing the edges.
- how to use a pressing sheet for best accuracy on machine applique.
- reference sheets for all above to take home
Not too late to register for our new applique block of the month, My Whimsical Flower Garden Quilt. It just started.
Make 2 blocks each month for $10 a month and attend the seminar FREE. Pattern set required, $17.95.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Here are a few quick sew projects to decorate your home or the home of a loved one.
In Quilt Circle of Friends, we have a tradition of postponing our December meeting until January and having our holiday potluck party then.
Following a soup and salad potluck, we shared our 2016 Archive Get Er Done Challenge Quilts. Members declared one old project at the beginning of the year that they really wanted to complete. Here are the quilts that Got Done!
|This is a block of the month from several years ago, Baskets of Blohms, finished now by Jackie Orton.|
|Margaret declared this Farmers Wife quilt and she got it done!|
|Deb finished this Strip Quilt project, Morse Code - on the right. She had enough leftover parts and pieces to make her fur friend a quilt to snuggle on.|
|Another Baskets of Blohms finished - - This one by Lorna Christensen.|