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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Quilt Circle September meeting

We started our evening admiring the heart blocks we gathered for a couple members who recently lost a husband/grandfather.

Then we shared the blocks we are making for our Barn Quilt Block BOM.

Here is Margaret's Block #2
These blocks finishs 16", oversized to mimic barn quilts. Lonnie is holding my block #3 here.
Lonnie's Block #3. She is using teals, purples and black in her blocks.

Lonnie - Block #2. For this month, we did 4 sets of Flying Geese units using the FGx4 method which netted us 16 units. We used 8 in this block and have 8 more to use in future blocks. Notice we used two of the extra units in block #3.

Here is Diane with block #2. She is making her blocks with Shot Cloth. What is Shot Cloth you ask? It's woven cotton created with one color in the warp and another in the weft. It makes for a very subtle woven look.
 Then it was time for everybody's favorite - - - show and share.
Marti shared a poster for the Des Moines quilt show, coming October 5 through 8. This is the Des Moines Guild raffle quilt, meticulously machine quilted by Marti herself!
Lonnie shared these two shop samples she has just made. They are both from the book, Seasonal Skinnies. This book is full of small wall hangings and is just $12.95. Very good value. We have kits available for both of these cutees. You will be seeing more samples from this book.
Just as marathon runners have decals honoring their mileage run, Trish has this one for her sewing room. LOL
Retirement has been good for Trish's quilting productivity. This is a ribbon winning mini she entered in the Iowa State Fair.

Trish is using her half square triangles, collected in our exchange, to make this quilt. This is just one of the large blocks. We look forward to watching this quilt grow.
Trish also shared this T-Shirt quilt she made for her husband. Cute.

These small quilts, above and below, are by Nancy H. She's having fun getting things done! The quilt below uses some of the half square triangle units she gathered in our exchange.

and another baby quilt done for her Baby Maker stash.

Teresa made this quilt using the Snowball Blocks from our group exchange. We have all agreed to work through some of these collections before starting another one!

Here is a close up to show Teresa'a machine quilting. She went through the quilt with a gentle meander and then started over, echoing her first stitches to make this very cool ribbon look in the machine quilting.

Diane shared this baby quilt she just finished that is a reproduction of a baby quilt her mother made - - a few years ago. Very special.

Diane also shared this quilt top she found when out junking. We found a near replica of this in a quilt history book, dating this top to 1875 - 1900. She bought it for $15 from someone who obviously did not know what they had. It will be well taken care of now.
Jackie O made another quilt for her charity honoring Adel Alumni. Nice.

Marti shared this farm quilt she has been working on for a bit. So fun and so much to look at.

A closeup shows the flange she used with the binding to separate the plaids in both border and binding. Great idea.

She also reported on a fun class she took recently on value and color placement. This is her class project.

I did a demo on a block featured by Missouri Star Quilts, the Hidden Pinwheel Block and the Hidden Hour Glass Block. Kind of squint to see this is a large pinwheel that has been cut into a 9-patch.

Rearrange the pieces to make this block - no waste.

This block was originally an Hour Glass block. It's been cut into a 9 Patch and rearranged to make this fun star. You can google these blocks to see an online video at Missouri Star Quilts. Very fun and absolutely no waste.

Before having a snack, we did some prize drawing. Nancy was thrilled to receive this pattern for a yo-yo jacket. We look forward to her modeling this for us soon.

Thank you as always for volunteering as our photographer, Jackie O!

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