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.

0415 - 1

0415 - 2

0415 - 3

0415 - 4

0415 - 5

0415 - 6

0415 - 7

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

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Magical Slice and Dice

Magical Slice and Dice is one of my sister Robin’s patterns and I taught it at Tiny Stitches a couple of months ago.  Rhona was in the class and made a set of blocks that she hated!  She thought they were really ugly.  She hated them so much that she bought new fabric to remake the quilt and gave me the set of blocks.  I told her that they were great but she didn’t believe me.

At the recent retreat, I put her “ugly” blocks into a quilt – here it is.

0415 Rhona's Blue Quilt

Ugly?  I don’t think so!  I showed it to Rhona and she loves it now!  Of course I gave it back to her since she was so excited and pleased with the final result.

By the way, here is the other version she made.

0415 Rhona's Red-Yellow Quilt

I like this one also.  What do you think? 

Melinda

Friday, April 10, 2015

UFO Number 8

I finished my UFO #8 in time for the guild meeting on Tuesday.  Thanks to Nancy, all the bad quilting was taken out.  I then quilted it again, got the label and binding on and was ready to show it at the meeting.

0415 UFO #8 Back

This is the back of the quilt and includes one of the panels that I used for the front.

0415 UFO #8 Finished

I really like how it turned out!

I also took a photo of UFO # 6 from last month.

0315 UFO 6 Finished

The UFO for next month is #2 – here it is now.

0115 UFO #2 - Bright Stripst

The top is made so I have to get a backing, quilt, bind and label it.

Melinda

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

One Block Wonder

Here is Jim's OBW. He did a great job. 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Quilt Show Entries

0315 Quilt Entries Waiting to be Entered

Here is part of the stack of entries waiting to be put in the database for our quilt show.  Still a lot of work to go but the deadline was extended to next Friday so hopefully the end is in sight.

Melinda

Friday, March 20, 2015

2014 Hexie Block of the Month

I finished putting the top together on my Hexie BOM.  I really like it.  I need to do a little handwork to finish the butterfly and the sun but it is almost ready to quilt.

0315 Hexie BOM

All the fabrics around the blocks are polka dots!

Melinda

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ready for Community Service Day at Allatoona

Tomorrow is a community service sew-in at Allatoona.  The guild supplied jelly roll kits for a fun day of jelly roll racing (not really racing but having fun sewing them together).  The collection I got was batiks and I foolishly decided to put a square of black in between each strip.  That was a lot more work than I had anticipated but since I am working on other sewing projects, I used the squares and strips as leaders/enders and finished them up this morning.  I then rolled the strips into a jelly roll so it will be easy to start sewing tomorrow at the meeting.

0315 Ready for Jelly Roll Race

Glad I am ready to go in the morning.  This morning I also boiled several eggs so I can take egg salad tomorrow.  Glad to be a little ahead for a change.

Melinda

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Many Scrappy Batik Strips

I managed to get the blocks all turned the right direction this time.

0315 Many Scrappy Trips

Now to decide how to quilt it!

Melinda

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