Saturday, January 31, 2015

Closet Quilter Crashes Club

It was the usual club meeting - many talented ladies sitting in a circle of tables chatting between the hum of well-oiled machines (all but one anyway...). Then early on the second day a familiar face popped in shattering our precise stitches.
This man was dressed to the nines and wasted no time getting right down to business. It was obvious he was no stranger to the machine. Just look at that hand positioning!

On a more serious note, these true members got a lot of sewing done.

Pam, Sarah, Tori, and Marcia! Also in attendance were Sue, Millie, and me, of course!

Here's some of the projects we worked on. Can you match the project to the quilter?
 Here's a hint. Two of them are mine and the top left is totally out of my league!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Selfish Sewing

I took advantage of some down time during the holidays to just sew for myself. Sometimes, you just have to. I had purchased a new purse that needed organization so that is where I started. First up, a small pouch for personal items. You know, that stuff you don't need everyone seeing when they look into your purse. I sewed this piece for an iPad case and then decided to cut it in half for a smaller pouch. This piece also shows off the great colored thread my sister gave me for my birthday. Smiles.

It's just the right size for all those little items that float in the bottom of the purse.

These next items are from a new book I bought at JoAnn's, First Steps to Free-motion quiting/24 projects for fearless stitching. The projects in it are designed to practice FMQ.  
The shallow bowl. Love.
This is made from a big piece quilted in spirals. Looked easy, but was NOT!
My circles are quite squiggly.

The Loopy Bucket.
Sometimes you make things that turn out the way you imagined and sometimes they don't.
The quilting on this one was vertical loops of varying heights. Seemed easy enough.
I went at it without noting her height dimension. When it was done,
only one row of quilting showed on mine verses about three rows on hers.
We use it in the TV room to hold remotes. It works just fine.

The Sewing Chair Pad.
I love this and yet I still haven't finished it. Her pattern ran the strips on the diagonal, which is very cool but I was
afraid I would get dizzy every time I went to sit down. Each strip has a different quilting pattern.
It brightens my sewing area and cushions the posterior.



Saturday, January 17, 2015

Summer for Christmas Finale

Here's the lovely family with their new quilt!

These are quite possibly the cutest kids around. Praying blessings
to this amazing family.