Saturday, March 22, 2014

March Meeting

Below are the show and tells, the tissue cover demo and 3-D Bow Tie demo and lunch pics with recipes. Enjoy!!

 Diane finished these embroidered pillows. She used batting on the top and bottom with scraps of batting and fabric in between. The pillow below is cross stitched.

Diane also made this flannel baby quilt. She said that if you clip the corners-all 4- at an angle before pre-washing, the flannel will not fray.

Nancy made this "Antique Baby Quilt" 

 These are drawstring bags that Nancy made. She made them after finding a free tutorial online from In Color Order.

Nancy made this quilt called "Paradigm Shift". The one below was made by Cindy. The pattern can be found at McCall's Quilting here. 

Cindy made this chevron quilt for her senior daughter with matching pillows below. 

 Darla made this lap quilt to give to a nursing home.
This is a quilt block made by Darla's great grandmother. Everyone gave input as to how she should frame this. The conclusion was to have it framed behind glass professionally and to keep it away from the glass using spacers. 
These butterfly blocks were from Darla's grandmother. There are 22 blocks altogether. Lucky Darla! 
Rachel quilted this. She showed the top last month and long-armed it this month. She used minky fabric on the back.

 Rachel also made this St. Patrick's table topper.
This is a bag Rachel made to hold her scissors, rotary cutters, etc. There are 3 zippered compartments. The pattern is called Sew Together Bag Pattern. 

Jeanie made these quilts for her great grandchildren. She used one charm pack plus 2 extra squares and 3/4 yd. neutral fabric. She finished two tops. 

 Here are the two quilts of valor quilts just about ready to give away.

 These are the labels to attach to the quilts of valor.
Lenette made this small tumbler using pastel colors to use as an Easter table topper. She loved the easiness of the pattern. 
Lenette also made this quilt called Spin Cycle.
 Tissue holder

 Fruit water
Orange Strawberry Salad

1 package spring mix greens
1 pint strawberries, sliced
1 large orange, cut into small pieces
3 green onions, sliced
1 cup Sliced Almonds
4 TBS butter
4 TBS sugar

To make candied almonds:
Mix almonds, butter and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until the the butter and sugar turn to a toffee color, stir constantly.

Orange Dressing
½ tsp grated orange peel, or orange zest
1/3 cup fresh orange juice ( 1 to 2 oranges )
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon “Good Seasons Dry Italian” dressing mix. It is about ½ a package

Put all ingredients in a container and shake- serve.

Creamy Potato Salad
7 baby reds or golds potatoes
8 hard-cooked eggs
1 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sour cream
1 1/2 tsp. horseradish mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. celery seeds
2 celery ribs, sliced
3 green onions sliced or red onions
Garnish:celery leaves
    Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover 25 to 30 min. or until tender; drain and cool. Peel and slice.
    Chop egg whites. Press yolks through a wire sieve.
    Combine mayonnaise and next 5 ingredients; add potato, egg whites, sliced celery and green onions. Sprinkle salad with egg yolks. Garnish, if desired. Yield: 8 servings 

The Chocolate Glazed cupcakes recipe can be found at Our Best Bites here. And the sugar cookies recipe is from Annie's Eats. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

February Meeting

Here are the quilts shown at our February meeting with my quilting buddies.
This is a quilt we all are working on. Sherry sewed it together. We are making two of these to give to the Quilts of Valor.

Corrie made this quilt using cute cowboy fabric.
This is the front.
Corrie also made this little bag to hold her sd cards from her camera.
Diane crocheted this and many other potholders using a simple pattern found here.
Rachel made this Santa doll.

Rachel also made this sewing caddy to fit over the arm of a chair.
This is a fun quilt Rachel made that uses long strips of fabric.
Rachel also made this quilt for a friend.
Rachel made this quilt after seeing this design on Pinterest.
With the leftover squares, Rachel made this wallhanging.
Cindy made this Easter quilt.
Caren made this heart quilt.

Emily made this for her friend's baby.