Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sampler Sampler Class 7

Last night was the next to last class of this session of Sampler Savvy.  Lots of progress was being made but we still have a long way to go to get the tops together.

Here are the design walls from last night.

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0515 Class 7 - 4

0515 Class 7 - 5

Going to be some pretty quilts!

Melinda

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Allatoona BOM Today

We had a great time at our BOM meeting today.  Here are my blocks so far.

0515 First Row

Here is a close-up of this months block.

0515 May Block

I have the next row of sashing on the first row and it is looking pretty good.  One more block and I can put the first half of the quilt together.

Here are a few more blocks from today.

0515 Blocks 2

0515 Blocks 1

0515 Blocks 3

Fun, fun, fun!

Melinda

Monday, May 11, 2015

Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild

We had a brown bag challenge where we put 5 fat quarters in a brown bag and exchanged them.  We had a couple of months to make something out of the fat quarters.  We could add two additional fabrics – any amount and were supposed to use at least some of each of the fat quarters. 

I received 5 fat quarters that were from Lakehouse a few years ago.  They were bright pink, lime green and black.  I looked at them for long time before I decided to make a set of placemats.  Since the pattern I used called for 4 fat quarters on the front, I bought a backing and then added a strip of the 5th fat quarter to each one so the backs are different but made from the same fabrics.

0515 Brown Bag Challenge for Rebecca

The back was a lime green polka dot with a strip of another green stripe.  Turns out that the fat quarters belonged to Rebecca.  I hope she likes her placemats.

I put some Amy Butler fat quarters in my paper bag and was lucky enough to have it given to Pam.  She actually made me a quilt!

0515 Brown Bag Challenge from Pam

Great big Hexies!  I love it!  I really like how she put the border on two sides and let the hexies float off the edge of the quilt.  Also she added a little extra print fabric into the binding. 

Melinda

Sunday, May 10, 2015

UFO #2 and UFO #5

The UFO for last month was number 2.  Here it is on my original list.

0115 UFO #2 - Bright Stripst

Here it is all finished.

0515 UFO #2 Finished

I donated it to the guild community service project.  The blocks were from the Block Lotto a few years ago.  Hopefully it will make someone happy.

We then chose the UFO to work on for this month – due in June.  This one is UFO #5.

0115 UFO #5 - Half Moon Modern

I picked out a backing for this one so hopefully will get it quilted and ready for June.

Melinda

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday Sampler–Out of the Box with Kaffe

I finally finished the Saturday Sampler quilt that is finishing up next month – May.  The theme for this series was Out of the Box.  We encouraged people to try something different and had three options.  Bonnie and Camille, Blue and Yellow and Kaffe.  I worked on the Kaffe one all year and got it quilted last week.  I finished up the binding on Thursday so it is complete now.

Here is the Bonnie and Camille quilt before quilting.

0415 Bonnie and Camille

Blue and Yellow

0415 Blue and Yellow

Kaffe front

0415 Kaffe Quilt Front

and back

0415 Kaffe Quilt Back

There were 12 blocks – one for each month and then we had 4 optional blocks that were available.  We set them all the same way with a different border for the Bonnie and Camille top.  For the other two we are offering a 12 block setting (Kaffe) or a 16 block setting (Blue and Yellow).  I used the extra four blocks on the back of the quilt.

Melinda

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Saturday Sampler–Class 4

We had a great time on Wednesday night. Lots more blocks being worked on.

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0415 Class 4 - 2

0415 Class 4 - 3

0415 Class 4 - 4

0415 Class 4 - 5

0415 Class 4 - 6

Melinda

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pin Cushions Received

I have received two wonderful pin cushions for the last two months but just didn’t get around to posting them.  Thank you to the makers.

Here they are -

0415 Pincushions Received

Now I need to get mine made for April and get it in the mail.

Melinda

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sampler Savvy - Class 3


Lots of work was done at class on Wednesday. Everyone is excited to learn EPP and make a GFG flower that we will appliqué to a background. 

We also worked on a Spool block. Here is some of the homework. 

Melinda

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOM Day at Allatoona

We had a great show of neighborhoods at the meeting today.  Here are some of them.

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A few people started to put sashing and block borders on.  Since we are on the second row of the quilt, the first row can be put together.

Melinda

Monday, April 13, 2015

Allatoona BOM Tomorrow

I finished up my blocks for the monthly BOM meeting for tomorrow.  Here are all my blocks so far.

0415 My Blocks

I can’t wait to see all the other blocks.  I am still trying to decide on my sashing choices.  First there is a small 1/2 inch finished border around each block and then a checkerboard of two fabrics between each block and around the outside.  I have a bright lime green that I think will be the little border and then I have black/white polka dots and white/black polka dots for the checkerboard – it finishes at 1 inch square so there will be about a million of them.

Melinda

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