Wednesday, March 30, 2011

10-minute quilt block

Our education demonstration for March was the 10-minute quilt block.  It uses squares of fabric and by folding and sewing the block in sections,  a dimensional square inside a square block is created.

Teri showed the basics of how to make the block and showed several quilt tops that used the 10-minute block.

Go Here to see how to make the 10-minute block!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 8 Meeting - your projects part 1

There are always so many beautiful quilts and projects each month! Its always fun to see so many!

 Heidi showed a levi quilt top and an easy and cute pink stripe baby quilt.

 Stephanie M has been making the cutest little skirts - we love the flower detail on each one -

 and these adorable ties for the boys.

 I think everyone fell in love with the wipe covers Stephanie M and Trina made. Here is one tutorial to make a wipe case cover for anyone interested in making them.

 Teri brought a brown and cream quilt top she is making for a bedroom redo and she showed this woodland wall quilt that would be perfect to decorate a cabin or trophy room.

Tonya brought the crib ruffle and bumper set she is making for a new baby boy. She also made a matching wipe cover and car seat cover in such a fun color combination!

 Rosemary finished her jellyroll sampler quilt we have been working on. She chose a valentine themed jelly roll for her blocks and paired it with a brown background - a combination we thought was unusual but we all love. The instructions for all the blocks in the sampler quilt can be found here.
Rosemary also showed a patchwork quilt that uses purple embroidered blocks and lots of scraps for the accent blocks and borders.

Julie brought her finished I Spy quilt. It is pieced using disappearing 9-patch blocks and was quilted by LeAnn. Julie also brought some poems that could be included on the label of I Spy quilts. Thanks Julie!

I Spy
by Ron Nelson
I spy, and so I see
So many stories in front of me.
A quilt of wonders in every fold,
Every square is a tale to be told.

Every thing and every face
Has a story and has a place.
So have a look try to spy,
See what's there, and tell me why.

14,286 Pieces of Fabric
author unknown
Behind the painted picket gate
There lived a quilter known as Kate.
She had one son, a boy named John;
One daughter whom she doted on.
She had one husband and one house,
One pup, one cat, one little mouse,
and 14,287 pieces of fabric.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

slow as a snail

Hi ya all!
My computer completely crashed and died over the weekend so I am slow getting photos and instructions. The good news is that I do still have the photos from March quilt group and now I have a new working computer - just no software to work with the photos - But I will have everything ready to go by mid week - I really hope!
Here is what will be coming

  • photos from March quilt group
  • new instructions for the exchange block (both methods)
  • links and instructions for the 10-minute block

Monday, March 7, 2011

This Tuesday, March 8

Hi Everyone!

Hope to see you this Tuesday!  If you missed one of the classes at the quilt show, Terry will be showing us the "10 minute" block that Delene Kohler demo'd at the show in January.

This month will also be the kick-off month for the 2011 Exchange block.  Any questions in regards to that, see the post below for directions. 

And last but not least......Show and Tell!! 
Hope to see you there!