If you purchased our kit, Winter Wonderland, please check the pattern. The instructions should say to use Size J on the Flying Geese ruler when making the Flying Geese units. If not using the FG ruler, the correct cutting for the Flying Geese units is 4" red squares and 7 1/4" white squares. Sorry :(
Friday, November 28, 2014
|Abbie finished up her Strip Club quilt and then added this border.|
Richard brought in these three quilts he is working on. The first two are two-colored bargellos using ombre fabrics for one of the colors.
And he is still adding rows to his Patchwork of the Crosses quilt. Lovely, isn't it?
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
These are the heart Comfort Quilt blocks we collected for Lonnie upon the passing of her mother. Lonnie likes the Northwoods prints so, that was the theme.
|Every other month, we exchange snowball blocks. The color is based on the crayon selected by each member,combined with cream corners.|
And of course, the show and tell - - - -
|Bonnie shared this table runner. This is her Archive Get Er Done project. It matches a quilt in a very bright and pretty bedroom.|
|Bonnie also shared this quilt she made for her new sewing room. She plans to use this room to host retreats for friends.|
|Joyce did a happy dance for us and then showed the huge pineapple quilt below - - - - done!|
|Joyce has been productive- Here's another she finished up.|
|Jackie shared this quilt, made for her ADM Alumni comfort quilt group. This is a Double Sliced Layer Cake.|
|This is one of Nancy's Archive Get Er Done quilts. She is making 3 of these from her grandmother's stash of Dresden Plate blocks, one each for herself and 2 sisters.|
|Nancy shared this quilt completed from our exchange of half square units in blacks and the color of the month.|
|And, While Nancy was on a roll, she also finished up this dimensional pinwheel quilt.|
|Deb thought she would get the jump on this latest exchange and just start stitching her Snowball blocks together. Now she isn't so sure - - - - -|
Deb also shared some organization she has been working on, bundling comfort quilt blocks into project size rolls.
|And this is a large quilt Deb is working on. It's been a rough start with a bit of "unstitching" but, she is in the groove now!|
|Theresa finished this Walk About quilt for her baby quilt stash. Aren't the pinks and browns pretty?|
|And her signature backing - Theresa likes to piece left overs for the quilt back and always creates really cool backs.|
|This is Janet's Archive Get Er Done Quilt. There's a lot more piecing than this picture shows but Janet is very happy to have it done.|
|It gives her more time to work on big quilts like this one above and this one below.|
|Abbie shared this quilt she finished. The setting blocks are nursery rhyme blocks done on her embroidery machine.|
|We have been collecting pink and white nine-patches for a future Comfort Quilt. Sue brought a stack to donate.|
|Jan has been playing with her embroidery machine, creating holiday wreaths on hand towels.|
|This is a block of the month Jan just finished.|
|And another block of the month she just finished. I believe this one is her Archive Get Er Done quilt.|
|To end our evening, we snacked on Pumpkin Bars.|
Tomorrow we feast and Friday, Saturday we host our first Holiday Open House. See you all then!
|This is a new selection from Moda called Because of the Brave. To honor our troops, Moda is also sponsoring a challenge with these pieces. Get all the details here.|
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
Today started in the kitchen, baking pumpkin pie for Thursday and making 3 batches of fudge for our Holiday Open Houses, but, it ended in the sewing room
|I had several blocks made for this quilt as a demo of the Double Layer Sliced Cake pattern. Today I set them all together. This pattern uses 10" squares and is a really fun and quick quilt.|
|Then I moved on to this project, also using 10" squares, this time flannels.|
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Check this Facebook Page. Chelsey will be in the shop during the Adel Holiday Open House, Friday, Dec. 5, 5 to 7 pm with a whole display of her hand made jewelry. Very reasonably priced, these are great holiday gifts.
Also in the shop that evening will be author, Phyllis Kaldenberg, for a book singing of her new book, The Quilt that gave a Hug.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
It looked like Santa delivered to the shop but, it was JoAnne Schnebley dropping off these 7 baby quilts for the local shelter and 2 bags of pillowcases for the Conkerr Cancer program.
She said this is the year to use up her stash of gingham! Thank you, JoAnne for this very generous donation!
Deb from Iowa Comfort Quilts tells me there is always a big demand for baby quilts at the local shelter.
And this is, Deb Niehof, recently retired as Executive Director for NAMI CI (National Association of Mental Illness, Central Iowa). Clients personalized these blocks and presented the quilt to her at the retirement party last week.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
This has been a busy Fall as was evident by a look around my sewing room. I spent a big chunk of the day putting things away and cleaning. I also lined up projects that need finished up.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Quilt Circle of Friends meets in the shop this evening, 6 to 7:30 pm. Bring your show and share and join us as we sit in a circle and share our quilts, stories, demos, door prize drawing and refreshments. I just took a big pan of pumpkin bars out of the oven. Fee $5.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Today was the last meeting in our 2014 Sisters of the Cloth class series.
|This month, we featured the Tumbling Block pattern. As members worked on their blocks, we went around the room for show and share. LaRue showed these sewing treasures found in a vintage basket that has been passed down through generations.|
We invited members to bring vintage toys. Margaret brought her childhood doll which will be 82 years old this year!
|Chris shared these favorite story books from her childhood.|
|Mary shared this vintage alphabet toy. The flip side has numbers.|
|Carol shared this quilt - found and finished.|
|Janet brought several cloth bags that have been saved and handed down from her relatives.|
|This is not an old quilt but still fun to see. Sue brought her Mystery Quilt top to show us.|
|Michael Zahs, from Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau, entertained with a program about cloth sacks and quilts made from feed sacks. Very interesting!|
|In keeping with the Tumbling Block theme, we did demos of this Tumbling Block Hot Pad during our refreshment break. Ask for a demo when you are in. Cute gift plus can also show you how to make a stack of coasters to match.|