Thursday, November 1, 2012

April Quilt Projects

First - I have to apologize for being so far behind on posting our projects! I am so sorry to be so late!

We had fewer quilt projects in April but we also mixed in some fun ideas for gifts and other sewing projects.

Des made a tumbler quilt from scraps of fabric she said she was tired of keeping. She cut 157 tumblers to put together a fun scrappy quilt.

Phyllis showed us some Amish candle mats. She said she didn't make these herself - she purchased them while she was visiting in Amish country - but wanted to share them anyway.

This quilt from Ilene is made of 4-inch blocks. Ilene and Susan each made blocks in country colors and exchanged them for about 1 year  to get enough blocks for a quilt.

This quilt is also from Ilene. She said the blocks were collected as part of a spring exchange but each person did her own embroidery on the blocks.

Ilene also shared this cute "Li'l Twister" quilt for a baby boy. She used a 40-count charm pack and a small "Li'l Twister" block template/tool.

Donna brought a small red work quilt she is working on and a flower pin made from scraps of wool fabric. 

Julie said she used a charm pack to make this small Schnibbles quilt with a rick rack pattern.

Julie made an appliqued towel and an easy pieced hot pad as her idea for a gift. They are both fast and easy to make and always something that a cook will appreciate. 
For a personal gift, Julie made a skirt and pieced bag for Easter gifts. She included a matching fabric bead necklace made with 12mm wood circles.

This citrus baby quilt was shared by DeLene. She used citrus charm pack squares with sashing for the top but she says, "the back is the best."

LeAnn used a Katie Cupcake pattern to make an adorable bag with a scarf tied accent. She said she also needed something bright on a dreary day so she made a pretty pillow. The bright new pillow top is a great way to cover up an "ugly" thrift store pillow.

You know how there is usually a piece leftover from cutting rail fence blocks? Rosemary found a good way to use up those pieces in a scrappy big block.

Rosemary's gift idea is a pretty apron with scrappy pieced pockets and top. She said she creates a "new" fabric by sewing small scraps together to make a large piece of fabric that can be used for projects like this one.

 Jonnel brought two quilts to share - a pinwheel quilt made from vintage sheets and a small quilt that features flying geese blocks. 

Tiffany's project and gift idea to add some pretty color to a room is a table runner made from bright, fun fabric and flower appliques.

Heidi said almost any girl likes to sort and look at pretty buttons. Her idea for a gift is small vintage tin filled with buttons and tied with a pretty ribbon.

Allyson made her very first quilt and shared it with us. How amazing is this bright quilt with wonky rail fence blocks and half-square triangle border! 

Rose created something amazing with this gift idea! She added a zipper to a handtowel and sewed that onto a large beach towel with one end open so the large towel can be folded and stuffed inside the pocket like a quillow. She added handles so it can be carried easily. When the towel is unfolded, the zipper is hidden on the inside of the pocket so a wallet or keys other small items can be zipped inside and kept safe. 

Rose also paints and shared three of her art works - Bridge in Bath, England and Scottish Highlands and Mt. McKinley. Thank you for sharing Rose. It's so fun to see the many talents of our group!!

Linda brought two quilt tops she made with exploding rail fence blocks. This is a simple block to make and provides so many possibilities for different looks.

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