Friday, May 18, 2018

Catching Up

A recent update on Microsoft left me unable to post on my blog so here are some Sunshine Club news.

Meb was showing us her pretty panel quilt.

 Here is the border.

Meb also did an applique piece that she is hand quilting.

The star border is lovely!

Meb did an applique quilt of hearts that is just beautiful!

Mary was working with the Accuquilt Go cutter.

Mary already has some blocks made.

Mary has lots of great ideas!

Sarah and Sue were tuning up Sue's machine.

Sue is almost finished with her applique owls. They are so cute!

As for me, I finally finished sewing my Kansas Troubles jelly roll top.

I got it trimmed and pressed, too!

Happy quilting!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Day

Good weather has come to New Hampshire and my sewing groups were great fun!

 Down at the Golen Gese quilt shop, Maureen was working on her rail fence design.

This is so pretty!

The bright spring green really makes it pop!

Maureen also had a wonderful finish with one of her many patriotic quilts for service people.

The panels are beautifully framed in red white and blue fabrics. Good job!

Sue was making a heart shaped potholder that your hand slides into to protect your thumbs.

Bev had a nice bunch of microwaveable bowl potholders going. So cute!

There they are!

Bev presented me with a marvelous book of Civil War reproduction quilts. Thank you!

This will keep me inspired and busy!

Bev still has more work to do on her beautiful card trick blocks quilt but these are awesome!

Husband Wonderful is making good progress on my car's new exhaust system and I'm so grateful to him.

Happy quilting!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Waiting For Spring!

Driving an older vehicle makes my life full of compromises and lately bad weather has prevented my Husband Wonderful from installing the new exhaust system that my old tank needs.

But I did find some pictures in the camera of The Sunshine Club for quilting. Here is Meb, hand quilting on her latest creation.

Sarah was stitching Barbara Brackman blocks on her featherweight.

These are coming out so nicely!

Such tiny pieces!

Sue was working on some uber-cute owls that were cut using the accuquilt go die cutting machine and hand appliqueing them to her blocks.

These are a nice size to take with you on the go.

As for me, I did some pressing of the Arkansas Crossroads top which needs either two or three more rows to be added to it.

So we're staying busy and still anxiously awaiting the warmer spring weather.

In the meantime, Husband Wonderful filled my kitchen with the scent of roasting chickens all stuffed to perfection. Yummmy!

Happy quilting!

Monday, April 2, 2018


Blogger played a trick on me by making my whole new post disappear into cyberspace! So now I will try to recreate it for you.

The snow is receding and brown winter grass is showing. The best thing was the cheery blossoms of my croci by my front door!

Tuesday at the Sunshine Club at the Alton, New Hampshire Senior Center, Meb and Mary were using the large Go cutter that Meb had brought in from home.

Mary has already finished hand quilting her big quilt for her grand kids and it looks great!

Here is a close up of one of the blocks.

You may click on any picture to enlarge it.

Then on Friday at The Golden Gese Quilt Shop in Concord, New Hampshire, we were all admiring Maureen's hand knit sweater for her grand daughter.

The polka dot buttons are so cute down the front with all those gorgeous cable and fancy stitches.

Maureen called this sweater the coat of many colors and each section was made from the leftover yarn from a different sweater that she has made for this granddaughter.

Maureen also finished stitching the final borders onto her patriotic themed quilt top. Looks great!

Nancy Gesen, the quilt shop's owner, on the left, was letting us ogle her fabulous wool on cotton applique quilt top. Wow, what a stunning quilt!

My favorite block was this dragonfly.

Such tiny pieces and such beautiful stitching! good work, Nancy!!!

Happy quilting!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Quilty Doings

Once again we are expecting a mid-week snowstorm but we are hoping for a smaller amount of snow this time around. Felix had me photograph a giant icicle before he knocked it down so that it could not hurt anybody.

Our Sunshine Club met at the Alton, New Hampshire Senior Center with lots of fun. Mary was using the new Go cutter to cut out some applique bluebirds in zany colors.

Sue is still hand quilting her big black/red/white quilt and only has about five squares to go. Atta girl, Sue!

Sarah was piecing on her pretty little Featherweight and here you see her adjusting her bobbin thread.

Sarah's blocks are beautiful all in Civil War reproductions with tiny pieces.

Sarah is using the Missouri Star Quilt Company instructions but I think that Bonnie Hunter calls this block, "Scrap Crystals."

As for me, I used the ping pong table to layout my Arkansas Crossroads blocks.

For the "X" blocks, I'm using a creamy off white solid called Cotton Supreme Canvas color from Missouri Star.

With what I had all made up for blocks, a 6 by 9 block pattern seemed to make the most sense and looked really pretty.

Here's hoping we get the 1 to 3 inches of snow or less tomorrow! We want Spring to come and stay!

Happy quilting!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day & National Quilting Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day which is also National Quilting Day, yippee! I'm celebrating with socks!

Earlier this week we survived a big 19 inch snowstorm that took us a couple of days to get all plowed out and get the cars all swept off of the snow. Here are the before and after pictures.


Last Friday the gals at the Golden Gese quilt shop had a really fun day sewing before the storm. Maureen's Florida friend made her a birthday mug rug.

The backing fabric is the Happy Birthday!

Maureen herself was working on small windmill pieces, look at these!

Maureen is also working on a knitted sweater for her granddaughter.

Beverly was working on her card tricks blocks and they look great!

Tammy was hand stitching a Baltimore Oriole project.

I had only stopped in for lunch with the gang but back at home I got some nice string blocks made.

These were the result of the box of strings that Julie K quilts had sent to me, thanks!

Happy quilting!

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