Sunday, April 25, 2010

Millington Quilt Club Meeting...Part 2

More photos from our meeting last Wednesday......Faith made three quilts for charity. I'm not sure why I didn't take photos of all of them...sorry. This is one of the three.

Kay made this purple tote bag for her daughter-in-law. Kay told me earlier that she had her daughter and daughter-in-law shop for their tote fabric in her stash. What a good way to shrink down the stash and make others happy too.

This is Jan with her bright batik quilt top. I always love the happy colors Jan uses.

Vivian shared her Lazy Girl purse. She had been working on it at our club's sleepover.

Nancy made this colorful bag.

Dena was being a little camera shy when she showed off her Bow Tucks bag.

Pat made this quilt for a friend who is retiring in June.

Pat made numerous gift bags. The bags are made using 2 fat quarters.

Some of us have been taking Crazy Quilt classes at My Lil' Quilt Shop. Pat shared the square she is working on.

Jan donated this scrappy quilt top to the club. Our club gives quilts to families who are victims of house fires.

Jan made this red, white and blue quilt for a niece's graduation. Lucky grad!

Busy Jan also made these place mats.

Jan made the jacket she wore to the meeting.

At the sleepover, Jan was working on this table runner.

Doris showed us a tote bag insert she made after taking a class Jan taught.

Cheryl made a mini Bow Tucks bag.

Karen is making a Crazy Quilt square using fabric from her mother's clothes.

Karen was also in our Crazy Quilt class, this is the square she worked on.

At our sleepover, Eileen was showing us how to make baskets, rugs, etc. by wrapping fabric around clothes line. This is one of the two rugs, Karen later made.

One of the best benefits of belong to a quilt club is seeing every one's projects.
Thanks to Dena for taking notes while I took photos. It makes it a lot easier for me to remember details later....since it seems to take me a while to post the pictures.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Millington Quilt Club Meeting April 21... Part 1

Our Quilt Club met on Wednesday, we had a lot of beautiful items for show 'n tell. Jan made this colorful quilt with flowers on a black background.

My photo doesn't do justice to Carole's mystery quilt, the appliqued flowers were gorgeous.

This is the back of Carole's quilt, Mary Lou did the quilting.

Viola made a reversible Red Hats quilt for a friend.

The Red Hatters will be able to sign the friendship quilt.

Viola also made a window wall hanging.

She also made a number of sewing machine pads with pockets.

This is Viola with her Red Hats Bowtuck bag.

Carolyn made this stunning Eureka quilt.

Carolyn also made this brown Eureka quilt, adding some Log Cabin blocks to the pattern.

This scrappy Log Cabin quilt was made by Carolyn's mother.

Julie made this Crazy Quilt.

The detail is amazing.

Julie also made this table cover using batiks.

Julie also made this appliqued table cover.

Mary Lou shared this beautiful, large quilt she made and quilted. It was appraised at over $700.

Mary shared two bags she had sewn.

Diana made a purse using spring colors.

Diana also shared a colorful carry all she made.

Sydney shared a beautiful Grandmother's Garden quilt in which she used some vintage fabric.

More show 'n tell in my next post :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Michigan State Tote Bag

My sister-in-law, JoAnn just celebrated her 50Th birthday last Wednesday. Her husband planned a surprise party for her on Friday. JoAnn is a big time Michigan State fan. I made her a MSU tote for a present. Michigan State's colors are green and white. I wanted the bag to look tasteful so I used batiks to make S pockets on the front and back of the tote.

On the inside, there are pockets for pens and pencils, a cell phone and a date book.

One side of the interior is a large zipped pocket.

I made a zipper pull using green and white beads. (JoAnn also likes cats, so I added a cat charm)

I usually spray bags I make with a fabric protector to help them stay clean......well, let's just say I'm older than JoAnn and my memory must be slowing down....I forgot to spray the finished tote :(

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Another Smock Apron

I made myself a smock apron. Using the pattern a second time was a lot easier.

The main fabric had red pincushions on a black with white polka dot background. I found some red buttons in the stash that matched well.

We have at least three bunnies living nearby.

Even though this bunny enjoys eating some of my tulips, I think he's cute.

My mom gave Ang this bunny about 25 years ago. He's sits in the front flowerbed next to the grape hyacinths.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Smock Apron

I made Jenny a smock apron for Easter. It took a lot more time than I had estimated. I'm making one for myself and it seems to be coming along faster because I know what I'm doing. The pattern had very poor directions. Luckily years ago I made some garments, so I remembered some clothing sewing tips.

The apron was made with cupcake fabric because Jenny is the Cupcake Queen. Her panda cupcakes were even pictured in a Women's Day online article.

Last week when we were having summer weather, my early tulips burst into bloom. Even though they are tiny they brighten up the back yard.