Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Banana Split quilt

I made this quilt from a pattern called Banana Split by Country Lane. You basically make a nine-patch, cut it in half horizontally and vertically, then put those together. I was lucky enough to pick up a large piece of yellow minky fabric from my sister Jan, so I put it on the back. I didn't even add any batting since it seemed heavy enough without it. I quilted it on my regular machine at home, which was pushing the limits of my abilities. This was a pretty large quilt to get under the machine and it was difficult to move around with the minky on the back, but I love how it all turned out. Because it's so soft and colorful, it has become the favorite for the family to grab while watching tv.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Star Table Topper

In last month's Material Girls' Meeting, we learned how to make these table toppers. They're fast and easy and I managed to find a remnant of Christmas material to put on the back so now I have 2 table toppers for the work of one. There are lots of shapes that this flip and sew method would be good with, so I may try coming up with my own design for the next one. The hardest part was putting the binding on with those sharp points of the star. There are some good tutorials out there, but of course, I got too anxious to finish and tried plodding my way through it on my own. Got it on a table just in time for the 4th of July.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Material Girls May mtg

Here are the pics from my quilt group Material Girls Idaho. Our new block exchange called the Pizza Box Exchange looks like it's going to be a hit. We each made one block of our choosing and put it in a pizza box. After each meeting, we take home a different pizza box and make a block that will go with the original block. After about 12-15 months, we'll take home our original box and will have a beautiful assortment of squares with which to make a quilt. We look like we're having a huge pizza feast each month as we bring our boxes to the meeting! Here's my original block and I've suggested that any other blocks are also made using a raw edge applique technique. Can't wait to see what my talented quilting buddies come up with.

The rest of these are pictures from our show and tell. Enjoy.

The yummy parfaits...