Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February 2017 Meeting

Thank you Susan and Monica for a great meeting this month! Next month we are meeting at Rachel's and will be making these bags. Look in your email for a list of supplies and directions.

YO-YO Challenge
Last month Susan challenged all of us to make something with a square of yoyo's she gave to us. Here are the results:

Diane made this pincushion/supply holder using the yo-yo's

Monica attached the yo-yo's to this doily and then framed it.

Susan made this sewing kit using yo-yo's on the front cover

Inside the sewing kit

Kathi made this tablerunner

Corrie gave us a good laugh as she demonstrated how easy it was to make a candle holder by not having to sew or cut anything from the original block

Rachel attached her square to a pillow and added buttons
Susan also made this cute banner using the yo-yo's, cinnamon sticks and old wooden spools

Show and Tell
Diane made this baby boy quilt from an online picture she saw. She used gauze on the back. She purchased the gauze from Quiltique

Corrie made this house quilt for a friend and even put her friend's address on the bottom of the quilt. She used Moda's Crossweave fabric as the background.

Robyn made this flannel plaid quilt. 

Robyn also made this blue flannel strip quilt and used it to experiment quilting designs with her new Innova Longarm!

Corrie made a bag for all the cute McDonald's kid meal toys

This is a bag corrie bought that showcases the cute Riley Blake fabric

Rachel made backpacks like these for each girl that will be attending her girl's camp this summer. Their theme is "The Amazing Race, be a soul survivor" 

Rachel also made this dresden Christmas quilt

Back of dresden quilt

Rachel also made this by cutting dresdens into 8 1/2" squares. Rachel shared with us that when she is attaching a binding, she uses a fabric like moleskin to protect her fingers from needle pricks.

Corrie brought Riley Blake's newest line Goldilocks. So cute!

Tutorial for this Big Star Quilt can be found at MissouriStar Quilting

Rachel also brought these bags that we will be making next month

Cindy made these diaper covers for a humanitarian project

These harem baby pants were also made by Cindy

Nancy used her extra triangles to make this pillow

Lynette made this crocheted set of pants and hat

These are the harem pants that Lynette made

Nancy made this batik quilt and made sure to wash the fabric first using color catchers

Lynette and Cindy made these cute little bird pincushions and used crushed walnut shells inside

This is a split 9-patch quilt that Nancy made for humanitarian purposes

This is a larger bird Lynette made to use as a door stopper. 

This is a house table topper made by Susan

Susan also made this wool Halloween wall hanging. She used Heat n Bond to attach the pieces, 2 strands of DNC floss and used the blanket stitch


Jalapeno Poppers, chips and Spinach Dip


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Quilt Group Jan 2017

 First meeting of 2017 was held at Cindy's and we had a wonderful time. For the most part of the winter we've been snowed in and it felt great to get out and get together again. Thank you Cindy for hosting and also Jeri for helping out with the lunch!! Not only did we have our regular Show and Tell, but we also brought items we have made through the years for Valentine's. 
     Announcements: Susan and Monica (who are hosting next month) issued a yoyo challenge to all of us. We were each given a square of yoyo's from the first quilt shown here and asked to come back next month with a finished piece using that square. 
     Here is our Show and Tell followed by a few pics of a demo given by Lenette of how to make a flanged binding and our luncheon.
Susan found this yoyo quilt at a garage sale. She had extra squares that she won't be using so that's how she came up with the idea for a group challenge.

Susan also shared this candy holder she made to hold Valentine's treats.

Susan also made this Christmas quilt from some pieces she received from Jean at our last meeting.

A friend made this for Susan for the winter. It's a face cover for cold weather.

This is a bag Susan got as a gift. It's a feed sack bag made by a woman in Uganda. It was purchased through an organization called Beyond Uganda that teaches women to become self sustainable through skills learned. 

Susan also made this star quilt using batiks.

Jeri made this Halloween quilt.

Jeri also made these two Christmas quilts. the one above was made using pieces from Jean.

This wallhanging was also made by Jeri. 

Cindy made this quilt using a kit (UFO) from Susan. she made it as a humanitarian quilt.

Kathi made this rope bowl using glow-in-the-dark nylon rope. These bowls are addicting and very easy and fun to make. Here's a tutorial she recommends by Flossie Teacakes. There are several tutorials online.

These next two were made using clothes line and wrapping scraps of fabric.

Caren made this Valentine's quilt.

Monica made this quilt for her granddaughter. It has minky on the back.

Diane made this heart quilt and also the heart banner below.

Jean made this Valentine's quilt. She said it was super easy.

Jean also made these dish towels. She got the dish towels from Craft Warehouse in Boise on a buy 2 get one free deal. She got the rickrack from PaperMart

Jean also made this purse. A tutorial can be found on Aunties Two.

This is a block of the month Jean and her sister have just started.

Corrie also made a purse fro the Aunties Two website. She and Jean said they were very easy.

Corrie also made this young man's tie using a pattern from Made Every Day.

Lenette made this quilt and put minky on the back. She purchased her minky at the new quilt store Rocky Mountain Quilters in Nampa.

Rachel made this table topper.

This is a Valentine's quilt Rachel made.

This is another Valentine's quilt by Rachel using a Buggy Barn pattern.

Rachel made this cute wool table topper for Valentine's.


Flanged binding

Flanged binding. Here's a tutorial on how to make that binding from Missouri Star.