Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Meeting-2017

Here we are at the end of another year. Looking back at the Material Girls Idaho blog it's evident we were busy, happy and productive. What a great group of friends and talented women that I get to meet with and be inspired by each month!!

Thank you Robyn for hosting the party this year and thank you to Jeri for helping with the lunch. Not only did we have a wonderful lunch, but we also had our annual cookie/sweet exchange. Here are the pictures from our show and tell and lunch and included at the end is our hosting schedule for next year (so far). Let Kathi know if you can fill in any of the open spots.
Diane made these cute fabric ABC's for children.
Monica made this lattice quilt and used a $14 soft blanket from Costco for the backing.

Monica's sister made this "Nordic Sweater" quilt.

Monica's sister also made this "Beaded Curtain" quilt using minky for the back.
Lenette made this BSU quilt and football for her grandkids. The football is made of minky and she attached an embroidered logo onto it.

Jean made this t-shirt quilt for a grieving family.
Jean also made this flower quilt using large rick rack. It's a pattern called Dizzy Lizzy from Abbey Lane.
Jean made this Christmas quilt called "Holiday Forest". She used the small border for her backing.
Darla made this Christmas animal scene wall quilt.
Darla found these squares at a garage sale for $10 and made this cute quilt.

Darla also made this "Take Five" pattern quilt. She has a friend who is a beginner at long arm quilt it for her.
Caren's niece made this bookmark using Batiks.
Nancy C. used 1/2 square triangles to make this baby boy quilt.
Susan made this Christmas bag to hold gifts for friends.
Susan made this Christmas dresden quilt using scraps we received from Jean's Christmas fabric stash.
Nancy C. is making 2 Quiet Books and this is a page she is working on.
Rachel made these dish towels to give away as gifts.
Rachel also made these round zipper pouches to give as gifts this Christmas. She's going to fill them with chocolate and money.
This is a wool quilt top Rachel made called Bringing Home the Tree.

This quilt top is called Cake and Ice Cream. Rachel made it for her grandchildren.
Rachel made these mittens with a folded over cuff and button.
This is a charm pack quilt Rachel made.
Rachel also made this variation of a dresden plate quilt fussing cutting snowmen and a bird for the centers.
Robyn made this to use as a girl's bedspread. She used a polka dot blue fabric for the back.
Robyn also made this triangle quilt. She cut 6" strips of fabric, then used a 60 degree ruler to cut the triangles. No waste!



Material Girls 2018 Hosting Schedule
Jan 31-Jean and Caren
Feb 28-Lenette and Cindy
Mar 28-
April 25-Jeri and Darla
May 30-Darla
June 27-Caren
July 25-Monica and Diane
Aug 29-            and Lenette
Sept 26-Rachel and Susan
Oct 31-Robyn and Nancy
Nov 28-Diane and Jeri

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February 2017 Meeting

Thank you Susan and Monica for a great meeting this month! Next month we are meeting at Rachel's and will be making these bags. Look in your email for a list of supplies and directions.

YO-YO Challenge
Last month Susan challenged all of us to make something with a square of yoyo's she gave to us. Here are the results:

Diane made this pincushion/supply holder using the yo-yo's

Monica attached the yo-yo's to this doily and then framed it.

Susan made this sewing kit using yo-yo's on the front cover

Inside the sewing kit

Kathi made this tablerunner

Corrie gave us a good laugh as she demonstrated how easy it was to make a candle holder by not having to sew or cut anything from the original block

Rachel attached her square to a pillow and added buttons
Susan also made this cute banner using the yo-yo's, cinnamon sticks and old wooden spools

Show and Tell
Diane made this baby boy quilt from an online picture she saw. She used gauze on the back. She purchased the gauze from Quiltique

Corrie made this house quilt for a friend and even put her friend's address on the bottom of the quilt. She used Moda's Crossweave fabric as the background.

Robyn made this flannel plaid quilt. 

Robyn also made this blue flannel strip quilt and used it to experiment quilting designs with her new Innova Longarm!

Corrie made a bag for all the cute McDonald's kid meal toys

This is a bag corrie bought that showcases the cute Riley Blake fabric

Rachel made backpacks like these for each girl that will be attending her girl's camp this summer. Their theme is "The Amazing Race, be a soul survivor" 

Rachel also made this dresden Christmas quilt

Back of dresden quilt

Rachel also made this by cutting dresdens into 8 1/2" squares. Rachel shared with us that when she is attaching a binding, she uses a fabric like moleskin to protect her fingers from needle pricks.

Corrie brought Riley Blake's newest line Goldilocks. So cute!

Tutorial for this Big Star Quilt can be found at MissouriStar Quilting

Rachel also brought these bags that we will be making next month

Cindy made these diaper covers for a humanitarian project

These harem baby pants were also made by Cindy

Nancy used her extra triangles to make this pillow

Lynette made this crocheted set of pants and hat

These are the harem pants that Lynette made

Nancy made this batik quilt and made sure to wash the fabric first using color catchers

Lynette and Cindy made these cute little bird pincushions and used crushed walnut shells inside

This is a split 9-patch quilt that Nancy made for humanitarian purposes

This is a larger bird Lynette made to use as a door stopper. 

This is a house table topper made by Susan

Susan also made this wool Halloween wall hanging. She used Heat n Bond to attach the pieces, 2 strands of DNC floss and used the blanket stitch


Jalapeno Poppers, chips and Spinach Dip