Saturday, May 7, 2016

Keep Your Sunny Side Up!

The gloomy grey weather was broken by one gloriously sunny day and I reveled in it!

The quilty news was fun at The Golden Gese Quilt Shop on 22 Liberty Street in Concord, New Hampshire as Maureen showed us her sewn flimsy or top.

This was done from the Double Square Star video on Missouri Star Quilt Company. Link.

Maureen auditioned several bolts from the shop's huge supply for the borders but I forgot to photograph the winner. It was a glorious red!

Here is Maureen, below, with her newest started project, also from Missouri Star Quilt Company's videos. Her blue Rhombus has 4 rows sewn already! Link.

Beverly was sewing her Black and White blocks seen below.

Barbara finished her sweet Cupcakes pillowcase and I apologize that the camera failed to flash.

Claire has finished the top and borders for her dinosaurs quilt all in batiks, such fun for a little boy!

Claire's daughter, Lil' Claire, had two tops to show on Friday! Way to go! Here is the black and orange one:

And my favorite, the spring colors of chevrons with the turquoise border:

Marianne was making a quilt sandwich of her pretty Orange Peels quilt. Looks great, Marianne!

My project was less impressive with my spending my time carefully lettering my label for Matthew's quilt, Midnight Blues. I always iron my light colored fabric for the label onto the shiny side of freezer paper to stabilize it for the hand drawn letters. If you do this upside down, you can avoid getting plastic onto your iron's face plate.

When I got home, I discovered that I needed to make up a new batch of my starch recipe.

I love this stuff and use it all the time on my blocks. The cleaned out empty cranberry juice jug holds a double batch and lasts about a year. It needs no refrigeration.

I just refill my spray bottle and I'm good to go! The clouds of fragrance are optional but I love them.

My log cabin runs of 16 blocks are still in progress as I drop the blocks onto the strip and sew.

I'm just a wee tad further along on these than halfway, so you can expect to see many more pictures of these blocks.

I'm having a ball making the Log Cabin blocks using my beloved Civil War reproductions that make my heart sing!

Hope you can enjoy your day!
Linking up to Oh, Scrap! Link.
Also linking to Em's Scrapbag. Link.
And to Love Laugh Quilt! Link.

Happy quilting!


Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your group of friends always look like you have so much fun sewing together. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Janet O. said...

You ladies have some wonderful projects. Always lots of smiles, too. Must be the chocolate! : )

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Thanks for the best press recipe. I'll give it a try. Love your label!

gayle said...

Such a bunch of pretty going on with you and your friends!
Thanks for the starch recipe. And what a great idea to put the recipe right on the bottle!

Kate said...

Lots of pretty projects in the works at the quilt shop.

Jo said...

Might have to try that starch recipe

em's scrapbag said...

Looks like your group of friends are quite productive. Love all the quilts. Labels are important too, though I often forget them. You are so good to get yours done.

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