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Friday, November 30, 2018

Sunday Sewday!

I know this is selfish but, I was really hoping for a little snow last Sunday. I parked my machine by a big window and was planning to sew and watch it snow all day.

Well, I did sew all day but there was no snow out my window.  I put borders on two small quilts I had been working on. Then I  started this flannel tote bag (pending straps) and made this wallet from our new cork fabric.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Lonnie's New Sewing Machine

Isn't this cute? Another shop sample quilt by Lonnie K and quilted by Deb S.





Wednesday, November 28, 2018

This week in Adel


  • Thursday, November 29 - Essential Oil Class at 3rd Place, a business on the square. - 6 pm
  • Saturday, December 1 - River Road Winter Craft Sale, 1015 Riverside Dr in Adel. - 9 am to 3 pm. 
  • Sunday, December 2, - Quilt Show and soup/desert luncheon at First Christian Church in Adel.- Quilt show is 1 to 3:30 pm

Quilt Circle Met

Quilt Circle met on the 3rd Monday of November to sit in our circle and share. 
Jackie O started our show and tell with these pretty quilts.



And this is a sample of play time on her embroidery machine. She has made several of these little turkeys.

Then she shared these vintage quilt tops and solicited advice on how to finish them.



Nancy H whipped up two little baby quilts for our Mercy PICU service project.

Plus she shared this bright little scrappy quilt and - - 

- - - this fun tote bag she made for our License Plate Challenge.

This is Nancy's Farmer's Wife quilt - beautiful and done!

This panel may be the next thing under her needle.

Joyce S likes to make BIG quilts. This is her completed quilt using snowball blocks from our exchange.

And this one, using lots and lots of small scraps.
Lonnie cleaned her sewing room and brought several bags of fabric to donate to Margaret's church group ministry.

Kathy H is making blankets for our PICU service project and - - - 



- - -sweatshirt pillows plus pillow cases for holiday gifts.

Theresa H shared this picture of her father receiving a Quilt of Valor.

And Theresa is making these doll sleeping bags and selling them to clients at her beauty salon. 


Margaret shared this fun bag plus - - 

this block, the next in a BOM she is doing with daughter Trish.

Margaret also shared this quilt she is working on, "Share Your Path"

Love her choice of colors for the path.


Here is Nancy J's License Plate Challenge.

Sue shared a couple quilts - - done is good!

Love these bright colors!

Sue? Applique? You go girl!

Abbie A has been playing with this fusible applique
First is this small scenic qiult.
Then a small purple quilt.

And this paper piecing for a large purple quilt.

We loved the backing fabric and the label.

Abbie also showed us this fun panel and requested ideas.

Celia shared her License Plate Challenge bag. Cute.

Reminder - License Plate Challenge projects are due at our January Holiday Party where everyone with a completed project will enter a special drawing.

Bonnie N showed her Dick and Jane-ish quilt, this one she machine quilted. 

Guess where all the left over fabric went?

Flo W showed us her little  skunk quilt, an original design.

And this sweet elephant quilt made with a charm pack.

I love these two fun quilts, made from kits.


My demo for the evening was this tree skirt (potentially) made from a layer cake of half-square triangles.

And a new technique seen on Instagram called Split Star Point Block. You simply use half square triangle units in place of the small squares in the Flying Geese x 4 method of making flying geese units.


We ended our evening with giant cinnamon rolls from Adel's Brick Street Bakery and we recommend all to visit there for yummy baked goods.