Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Hot Pads

Jenny posted this toweling fabric on her blog. I liked it and bought some on Etsy. I made a few kitchen towels to go with snowman hot pads I made. Some of the hot pads were donated to fund raiser at our church, others will be Christmas presents.

I made two color combinations of hot pads, some have green borders.

The others have red borders.

Both styles have plaid backs.

I saw this Fons & Porter seam ripper on someones blog last year. It made the chain stitching on the hot pads easy to separate, much quicker than scissors.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Millington Quilt Club Meeting 11/11

We had a lot of Show and Tell at our club meeting on Wednesday. Below Nancy is showing us a beautiful black and white quilted jacket she made.

This is a wall hanging Mary made.

This is Marge with a fall quilt she made and quilted.

Marge made her purse from fabric from her late mother's dress. Marge is holding a photo of her mother wearing the dress.

Jan made a variety of hot pads for our church fund raiser after Thanksgiving. They all sold before the meeting ended! Jan also showed us a purse she made but I didn't get a photo. Jan is also a talented knitter, she knitted the sweater she is wearing.

Mary Lou made and quilted this bargello quilt.

In this photo, Mary Lou is show us a vest she made and quilted. Mary Lou has a huge, beautiful, country yard. She made the orange vest so that hunters would not mistake her for a deer.

Sydney is showing us a cowboy boot Christmas stocking she made for her grandson who is a policeman in Texas.

She also made this shawl with pockets after buy one on QVC to use as a pattern.

This is one of the many hats Sydney knit for the local Toys For Tots at Christmas.

Carolyn started this quilt in 1964. Sometimes it takes a while to finish a project.

As you will see, that doesn't mean Carolyn hasn't been busy. She made the following wall hanging with a white border.

She also made it with a green border.

Carolyn also made the following two Row by Row quilts.

She made the following wall hanging from scraps.

Carolyn made this quilt from squares the club members had exchanged in the past.
Carolyn had one more quilt for Show and Tell. She made it from Moda squares. She certainly has been busy!!!!

Viola is asking the club members' opinion for a border on the log cabin quilt she made. Members seemed to feel the striped fabric would make a better binding rather than a border.

Viola also made a crazy quilt Christmas stocking.

Like Carolyn, Peggy below has been very busy. She completed her Halloween wall hanging since our last meeting.

Last Thursday, Peggy was in the Lenore Crawford class. She has pieced 4 wall hanging in less than a week!!!! First, the yellow cone flower.

Peggy also completed the dogwood blossoms.
Peggy made the yellow poppies.

Peggy also made the yellow poppies using a different background fabric. Very impressive, most of us who took the class put our unfinished class project away until after Christmas.

Jan made this bright green quilt. I always love Jan's happy color choices.

Jan also made this Take Five quilt.

My friend Linda helped me by taking notes while I took photos. I'm quite forgetful and without her notes would only be able to post photos. A big "Thank You" to Linda.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Quilter's Birthday

This has been a very busy week. Monday was my birthday. On Tuesday I took a class at My Little Quilt Shop to make a pattern for a jacket. I learned a lot and after a little more help will have a pattern made to fit me perfectly. On Wednesday, Linda invited a bunch of my quilting friends to her home for a delicious lunch to celebrate my birthday. Thursday, I had another class in Millington, Lenore Crawford taught us how to use her fusing and painting method for art quilts.

I would like to share some of the neat sewing presents I got for my birthday. Linda gave me the mug, emery board and earrings.

These cheery hot pads were from Pat and Elaine. The fabric is folded and then stitched between the folds. I'm going to have to look for the pattern.

Amy, Pat and Elaine gave me these quilting note cards.

Linda took a picture of me wearing the apron Dena made for me. Dena also decorated the towel with dragonflies to match.

I put the Christmas ornament that Cheryl gave me on my sewing room bookcase next to the cute Christmas sewing mice Jenny sent me.

I also received other presents and cards from friends and family. I'm grateful to have so many good friends and such a wonderful family.