Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My group

Got to go to my group today, always a treat. These are a just a few of the quilts we got to see from our show and tell.

I showed my carolers which I finally finished. They are now ready for Christmas 2011. I crocheted scarfs for them and added a few buttons.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pizza Box squares

I just finished the Pizza Box square for this month. Each person in our quilt group, Material Girls Idaho, should now have 7 completed squares. We're starting to get a little glimpse of what our future quilts will look like. Below is the first block that came with the pizza box that the box owner made. That gives us the idea for colors and style for the blocks we add to the box.
Here are some of the other blocks that were already in the box from the past few months. Since there are about 18 of us participating, we will probably end up going for 18 months.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

From toe to head

Since I'm in the middle of projects and don't have anything in the "done" phase to show, thought I'd at least show my daughter's handiwork. My brother who owns a show manufacturing plant (high end high heels) sent me all kinds of scraps of shoe fabric knowing I was somewhat of a fabricaholic.

It's very thick material, and quite the interesting color combinations, but nothing I could ever use in a conventional quilt. In fact, I would need to sew with the heavy duty needles just to get through it. But my daughter thinks the fabric is awesome, so she's been busy making herself layered flowers for her hair out of the remnants. I sense a future scrapaholic in the making :) So there must be some women out covering their toes with this material, but in my home it looks beautiful on the head.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Carolers in January?

So I'm a little slow on getting Christmas projects finished. Maybe I should have just said these are for 2011 and that I planned it that way. I'm still not completely finished, a few buttons to add here and there and I plan on knitting scarves for most of them, but I wanted to see how they'd look through the camera lens. They were so fun to make and very fast. I also got better with each one and appreciated tips that were given online. I found the tutorial here.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


I couldn't post a picture of these chargers that I made for my sister until after I gave them to her for Christmas. So here they are finally.

I was actually starting a hexagon tablerunner for her when she mentioned very casually that she loved the plate chargers I made for myself. So I changed directions and whipped up 6 plate chargers. She loves anything dresden plate, so this was a perfect gift. Now she's inspired to make some dresden plates on her own. She's thinking of making some small ones and putting them into a tablerunner. I hope she enjoys using these. They're a lot of fun to make and actually make for a good stash buster. I'm thinking of making a few more sets to put out on the table throughout the year-Christmas chargers, Thanksgiving chargers, Valentine chargers and summertime picnic chargers.