Tuesday, December 13, 2011

September Meeting

We had our September meeting at Donetta's house. She had yummy goodies for us. We discussed ideas for our Christmas party. We decided to do the White Elephant gift exchange again and then also to maybe do a 12 Day of Christmas exchange. We also talked about our next years projects. Did we want to do a block exchange or some kind of Block of the Month? We will keep chatting about our options.

Also Dawnel's son came to our meeting to talk with us about his Eagle Project that would be starting soon. He had decided to make 50 quilts for a nearby hospital. He talked about what he had in mind and if we would be able to help. Of course we said we would. What a great idea Connor!

Donetta added a sweet purple border to Dawnel's quilt.

Mandy added more denim with red corners and more flowers to Shigae's quilt. Look how big it is getting.
After some thinking Shigae has decided that her quilt is just the right size. So she started up a new quilt.

Karyli added a light thin border and then a bold plaid border to Sheryl's quilt. It looks great!

Gaylene added to Rula's quilt the black border. She also appliqued all of the fun patches. Cool idea Gaylene!

Nicole added a simple green print border to Karyli's quilt. It give the eyes a place to rest after the piano key border.

 Shannon added the two white and one blue border to Gaylene's quilt. Very patriotic!

Nikki added a soft purple border to Nicole's quilt. It is wonderful to see these three colors coming together nicely!

Dawnel continued on with the scrappy theme of Shannon's quilt. So colorful!

Shigae made a big border with cool corners on Nikki's quilt. Beautiful!!

Sheryl added the three thin outer borders to Donetta's quilt. Wonderful how the white frames it!

Rula added the pale yellow and red border to Mandy's quilt. So pretty!

Sherri had been a part f our group for a while. She has enough confidence now to start off a quilt. YEAH! She loves the looks of Batiks. How pretty!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

We're Famous!

Did you see the comment on my last post?  Joy said she would spotlight us on her website--http://www.threadsnscraps.com/.  And she did!  Go to her site, scroll down.  Click on 'Spotlight' under 'Pages' and up pops our button and her comments about us!  We're famous, ladies!  Had a great time last night.  Can't wait for the new project next year!  Nikki

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Here is the blog of a nice lady who works at Joann Fabric.  She is starting to recognize us!  Yay!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

August Meeting

August's meeting was at Rula's home. We had a great and crazy meeting. Lots of visiting. Rula had just remodeled her house and gave us a tour. Very nice!!  We handed in our Sudoku Squares but one of us was missing so we did not divide them and hand them back out. That will be done for the meeting in September.

One of our members that has been with us since the beginning but has not been able to come to the meetings was there that night, it was so good to see her, HELLO Sherry!! Karyli showed us how to make hexagons using the English Paper Piecing Method. She then handed out hexagons for all of us to keep.  
We passed our Mercy Border Quilts back to different people at the end of July's meeting so we each had someone else's quilt to work on. It was very fun after having our own quilts for a month.

Dawnel worked on Nicole's quilt. Look at all those diamonds. Plus pinwheels in the corners.
Shannon decided to add a piano key border around Karyl's quilt. She even had some of the same fabrics that had previously been used. She added solids and patterned fabric.

Karyli worked on Shigae's quilt. She added some left over piano pieces with some solid squares and made a very cheerful border.

Sheryl worked on Nikki's quilt. She added a small brown and orange border. Simple but beautiful.
Gaylene added a solid blue border with orange pinwheels in the four corners. It causes a nice "eye break" after the colors of the previous border.
Nikki had Gaylene's new patriotic block. She added a multi-colored border. It has little stars and strips, very fitting for this kind of quilt.

Nicole worked on Rula's quilt. She added the red just like she was asked. It is just perfect! She added cute little 9 patches on one end of each row.
Mandy added a cute pink ruffle. The 3D effect is very sweet. Then she added a pink with multi-colored polka dot border. This will be a great girl quilt.

Shigae felt Shannon's quilt needed some solids after all those crazy colors. She added red all the way around and two different colors for the sides and top and bottom. It matches the inner solid border.

Rula had Donetta's quilt. She added a zig-zag border. What a great border. It helps to bring out the white in the middle.

Donetta added onto Mandy's quilt a simple white on white border. In each corner she added some patchwork pink squares. This helps give the eye somewhere to rest after all the pinks.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

July Meeting

 Our July meeting was held at Gaylene's home. She showed us a quilt that she thought would make a good donation quilt. She suggested we all pitch in a little bit of the Batik's that everybody received from Rula last month to make a Sudoku Puzzle quilt. We talked about it and decided that at our August meeting everybody was to come back with 9-4 1/2 inch squares all of the same color. Then we would exchange them and each person would make a block from a completed puzzle. Then the next month someone would finish the top. The month after that someone would sandwich, quilt, and bind it. When it is finished we would donate it to a charity. What a great idea.

Here are our Mercy Border Quilts. They are getting so big. This month we each got our own quilts back. We each decided what we wanted out next border to be. Some started over with new block and some made their quilts into a rectangle and some just made it bigger. They all look so cool.

 Nicole added a three strip border that she cut up and then sewed it back together in a staggered pattern.
 Karyli wanted her quilt to fit a twin size bed. So she needed to make it into a rectangle. She added mini-flying geese circle and plain squared to the top and the bottom to achieve this affect. Then she framed it all in blue solid.

 Shigae wanted her quilt to GROW. She added a very large plain denim border.
Nikki added a matching stripped border that someone else had already used. Then she attached a row of gigantic Ric-Rac. How cool!! 

Sheryl added some solid squares and stars. How cute. The purple in the squares is the same purple in the star on the boot.

Gaylene had felt that her Breast Cancer Awareness quilt had gotten large enough so she started another quilt. This one is going to be a very patriotic quilt. She has asked that we only use red, white, and blue fabric in any combinations.

Dawnel felt her quilt had reached the right size. Since the other quilt was for a boy she started one for a little girl. This block she also painted the picture on it.

Rula felt her quilt needed a checker board border. Then to stop the black and white she added the yellow with little red cherries asking that who every had it next to add red in the border. What a great idea.

Shannon loved the ticker tape look but did not want to work so long to add another round on it. But she still wanted the scrappy look. So she sewed small strips together until they were long enough to cut in a wavy pattern. She still added it by raw edge applique.

This quilt was started by a new gal, Donetta. She has been quilting for a long time. She started her block by doing the green and white triangle center then added the dark border to it. Then Mandy added  the blue border. Shigae then added the tan border. The ladies tried to get a bunch of borders added to help the ladies catch up a little.

This is the start of another quilt by a new member, Mandy. She is new to quilting but not sewing. She is excited to join us. She started off her block by doing the center block of red/white with Strawberry Shortcake. Then Shigae added the green. Donetta added the white with pink flowers. Shigae then add the small red border and the white and red check. Again as the same thing with Donetta's quilt the ladies just added a bunch of borders.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

June Meeting

Our June meeting was on June 7th at Karyli's house. What a great hostess. While we waited for members to arrive she treated us with a wonderful fruit pizza. It was so good!

Rula had been gone for a time and when she returned she brought the group goodies. A bundle of Batiks for each of us!! How fun. They are beautiful. Thank you Rula!!

Shigae worked on Nicole's quilt.

Nikki worked on Karyli's quilt.

Gaylene worked on Shigae's quilt.

Rula worked on Nikki's quilt.

Nicole worked on Sheryl's quilt.

Dawnel worked on Gaylene's quilt.
Shannon worked on Rula's quilt.

Karyli worked on Dawnel's quilt.

Sheryl worked on Shannon's quilt.

And we have a few new members. This is a block started by Mandy. Hello Mandy great to have you with us.

Our other member came to the meeting but had not started a block. Her name is Donetta, HELLO!

Monday, June 6, 2011

May's Meeting

This post is late, sorry. We had our meeting at Shannon and Nicole's house on May 3rd. Karyli did a demo on how to make string blocks. She showed a quilt at the previous meeting of this quilt. It was fun to learn a new technique.

Sheryl worked on Nicole's block.

Dawnel worked on Karyli's block.

Nicole worked on Shigae's block.

Karyli worked on Nikki's block.

Shannon worked on Sheryl's block.

Shigae worked on Gaylene's block.

Nikki worked on Rula's block.

Gaylene worked on Dawnel's block.

Rula worked on Shannon's block.

We will be having our next meeting on June 14th. See you soon!!