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.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

August Meeting

Here's what happened at our last meeting....

Julia made this fun quilt for her granddaughter. There is pink minky on the back.
Julia used the Accuquilt to cut out the shapes, sewed them to bonding, turned them and then appliqued the "orange peels" on by machine.  The white squares are a charm pack pre cut.  This quilt was quilted by Tracey Braithwaite.

Darla made this flannel quilt and will use it as a travel quilt in her camper, replacing the quilt she'd had in there for 30 years! :)

Darla also crocheted these hats and they will be put into the homeless bags.

Diane made this quilt for her neice using fabrics from Hobby Lobby. The squares are cut at 6 1/2".

Diane made this baby blanket using the Missouri Star Quilts tutorial for a self binding baby blanket.
These are minky fabrics.

Jeri made this drunkard's path and circles quilt.  Beautiful colors!
Caren's granddaughter made this journal with an attached zipper pocket.
Jean made this ice skates quilt. The appliqué is raw edge/by machine.
And Jean also made this "Park Lane at Christmas" quilt.
This flower and charm pack quilt was made by Jean.
Caren showed us this doll that her friend Frances made. She is making one for each great grandchild
Caren shared an easy way to make this cute pumpkin.
Corrie is making these 16" blocks from Lori Holt's website.  This would be a fun block to use for an exchange.
Jeannie brought her finished Pizza Box quilt.  These blocks were done by us members.  Can you find the one you made?!  Carolanna Mellon quilted it.
This is a quilt made for refugeess, handquilted by Maurene, Caren and Jeannie. The top was donated by Donna Jesson, a former member of our group.
Emily made this baby quilt using tumbler blocks and cutting them out using the accuquilt.
Emily made this baby quilt of hexagons
Rachel made this star quilt using a pattern from Missouri Star Quilts.
Rachel made this quilt using a jelly roll.
Diane pulled this flimsy out of the closet, happily getting it layered, quilted and bound in one day! When adding binding, Diane uses the machine binding tutorial from cluck cluck sew. She also used a tool called the Hera Marker to mark the quilting lines.  This baby quilt is made of Sherbet Pips fabric.

Cream Puffs
Add 1/4 pound butter to 1 cup boiling water in saucepan.  Stir until butter is melted.  Add 1 cup flour and 1/4 tsp. salt all at once.  Stir vigorously until smooth and forms a soft ball that doesn't separate.  Cool slightly (about 5 minutes).  Add 4 eggs, one at a time and beat well until dough is smooth.  Drop by tablespoons full onto greased (or parchment lined) baking sheet.  Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes and then at 325 for 25 minutes.  Cool completely.  Carefully slice top off and fill cream puff with pudding and Cool Whip mixture.  Replace top.  Keep refrigerated.