Saturday, January 10, 2015

December 2014 Group Meeting

 Rachel made this knit scarf using her arms as the needles. She watched an online video tutorial and used Lionheart yarn.
Once the scarf was made, Maurene quickly made this cute button attachment. She actually made it right at our meeting.

Rachel also made these wool reverse appliques. 
                                                She also made this wool Christmas table topper.
Rachel made vinyl bags for kids church bags with the peek-a-boo windows. 
Rachel made this using a special ruler called Sew Kind of Wonderful.

Rachel made this cute Frozen quilt for her granddaughter. 
It's a panel, but she added all kinds of glitter glue, bedazzle gems, etc to make it stunning. 
Susan made this red work pillow. 
Nancy F. made this rag monkey print quilt. 
Maurene made this I Spy quilt. 
Maurene also made this peach lap quilt. She used minky on the back. 
Caren made this for her great granddaughter. It is all hand quilted! 
Robyn made this blessing dress and slip for her granddaughter. 
Julia made this from pieces made from her great grandmother who was born in 1846. Many of the fabrics are Civil War fabrics. 
Emily showed us her quilts from the quilt retreat. 
Emily made this for her sister-in-law. She used two charm packs to make the pinwheels. 
Emily also made this tumbler quilt. On the back she used a dinosaur minky. 
Cindy made these wool mittens using wool sweaters and their ribbings. Inside is a polar fleece lining. She found an online pattern called life hacker. 
Cindy also made these slippers which have lentils in the foot and can be heated up in the microwave.

Cindy made this from donated fabric and will give it away as a humanitarian quilt. 
Cindy also made this scrappy quilt. 
Another scrappy quilt made by Cindy using a pinwheel pattern. 
Lenette made this BSU hero doll. She sewed the mask on and used a pattern she found online. 
Nancy C. framed her paper pieced star. 
Nancy also made this house quilt which is a gift for a realtor friend. 
Close up
Also Nancy shared a link for some drawstring bags. It's called In Color Order 
Corrie crocheted these hotpads. 
Diane's daughter Nancy used die cut pieces from a store in St. George to make this flower quilt.

Monica decided to make three quilts quickly for family. This one is made from denim and flannel and will be used as a quilt to keep in the car. The pattern is from the Living Large book by Heather Mulder Peterson. 
Monica made this one from denim and her son's shirts. The pattern is brick road. 
Monica made this one using her son's cords (pants). 
Jeri made this fairy quilt top. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

October Meeting 2014

Here are the fun show and tell pics from my group's meeting in October.
 Sherry made this fun Halloween pillow.

Darla made a bunch of quilts to give away as donations again. Darla, you're so awesome for always doing this! Darla said she's pretty sure she's gonna die with the most fabric!! haha She hasn't seen the all the rest of our stashes. 
Darla made this one too and said she used clips for binding and it was a great tip that she learned.

Darla made this one for a nursing home. 
Darla also made this one using strips bought at Sisters, Oregon. 
Jeanie made this for her granddaughter and it has grey minky on the back. 
Jeanie found her pizza box squares from our last exchange! Yea! She thought she had thrown them out in the move, so this was a great find. She pieced them on point for her quilt.

Lynette crocheted the edges of these burp cloths while driving home in a truck from Florida. 
Nancy made this quilt top of houses. It's a FigTree pattern. 

 Nancy also brought these fun hand towels to show. This one above was particularly funny.

Maurene won the jelly roll giveaway at Rachel's retreat so she made this "steps" quilt. It is hand quilted and there is flannel on the back. It's a pattern form the book "Strip Savvy" shown below. Maurene said this is a great book with lots of fun patterns. 

Jeri made this duck quilt for a grandson and it uses foundation piecing. 

Rachel made this wool wall hanging called "Harvest Moon". 
Rachel quilted this quilt and the one below for Maurene's sister-in-law who is 93. Her sister-in-law Bessie pieced them both and the one below was made using fabrics from Maurene's mom. She made them for a family reunion. Quilting definitely runs in their family! 

Project 
Monica showed us how to make these cute pumpkins using canning lids, twine and leather.

LUNCH


Taco Soup

1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
1 pkg taco seasoning mix
½ cup water
 1 can whole kernel white corn, drained
1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 can mild chili beans
1 can stewed tomatoes or whole tomatoes-chopped
1 – 1 oz pkg. ranch salad dressing mix

Dump all ingredients together.  Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally,  Serve with tortilla chips/fritos, cheese and sour cream 
Sweet Corn Bread

1 yellow cake mix
2 box jiffy corn bread mix

Mix all 3 boxes together according to directions on each package. Bake at 350 degrees in a 10 x 13 greased, glass baking dish.  For about 40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Honey Butter

2 cubes of butter, softened
½ cup honey or more according to taste
½ cup marshmallow cream

Whip butter till light and fluffy.  Add honey.  Whip.  Add marshmallow.  Whip.
(For Raspberry Butter – use 2 T honey, ½ cup raspberries, ¼ cup marshmallow cream) 

Carmelites

2  cups soft butter/margarine
¼ cup brown sugar
3 c flour
3 c quick oats
1 t. salt
1 t baking soda
1 jar Mrs. Richardsons Carmel topping
1 c milk choc chips
½ - ¾ c chopped pecans

Combine flour , oats, brown sugar, salt & soda.  Cut in butter with pastry cutter until crumbly.  Press a little more than ½ of the mixture in pan.  Bake for 8–10 minutes at 350 degrees.  Remove from oven. Sprinkle chips 7 pecans.  Drizzle carmel over top.  Add rest of oat mixture, crumbling over top.

Return to oven.  Bake for an additional 15-18 minutes.

Door Prize
Tracey won the door prize which was this fun quilt!