Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Emma kept us busy with her face full of porcupine quills. We were able to remove about half of them but the rest were taken out by the vet under general anesthesia. She recovered very slowly due to her failing liver but now seems to be fine and happy.

Here are some pictures of what been going on with my two sewing groups. Here's Mary making fingertip towels to sell at crafts fairs.

Maureen was doing a fun advent project for her granddaughter that uses lots of mini stockings in Christmas fabrics.

She is also making beautiful RWB blocks.

They are sewn with a partial seam and a little tricky.

Sue was working on her quilt as you go project. Looks good!

My project was getting some borders onto a charm pack quilt top.

First was the cutting.

Then was the sewing. I got two sides done and have two to go.

The weather has been just too wintery with about 8 or 9 inches of fresh snow to plow and shovel from last night.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

October is Over!

We really did not have an October this year because the cold rains and wind were more like November. But The Sunshine Club grew by one new member named Faye. Here she is making four patches out of a huge group of random scraps.

How wonderful that she is also a Featherweight fan!

Mary was sewing some fun potholders that looked cute!

And I finally finished sewing together a big bunch of random charm packs in a vintage floral in a red, grey, and buttercream yellow palette.

Happy quilting!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Quilty Weekend

This was a fun quilty weekend for me starting on Friday at The Golden Gese. We celebrated everybody's birthday all at once with cake and ice cream.

Maureen was happy to show her newly finished quilt.

It is so bright and cheery!

She used her embroidery machine to create a special label but for some reason, it did not complete the numeral 8 on the date.

I brought in my quarter square log cabin for Laurie to see as she is making one also.

On Sunday, I took in the Belknap Mill Quilter's Guild show and enjoyed it very much.

The show is smaller than in years past but it was fun.

The guild rummage sale was marked half off because I was there after 2pm on Sunday and they closed at 4pm.

I found about 8 yards of various sized pieces of scrappy neutrals and paid a whopping $5.50 for all of it. Wheee!

Happy quilting!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Quarter Square Log Cabin

Today was sunny and perfect weather for photographing my now finished Quarter Square Log Cabin. If you are interested  here is a link to the instructions:

This couch potato throw size finished at 64" by 64" and was quilted by me in simple loop-de-loops.

Happy quilting!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fall Arrives

As the cooler fall weather has been arriving I've been breathing a sigh of relief! I was  able to capture a couple of photos of the flock of wild turkeys that stroll almost daily through my front yard.

These birds are very wary and shy and I  counted 14 of them.

Then coming home from the Senior Center, I saw three deer too  in the front yard. Sorry that the photo is so poor but  maybe you can make out their heads.

On the quilty front, I  was able to get up to Ellen Peters'  studio to quilt my quarter square throw quilt.

Simple loop-de-loops made this one quick to quilt.

Here is what the layout looks like.

At the Senior Center there were lots of pretty projects going on amongst the group. Here is Meb and her quilt.

So pretty!

Sarah was  working on her Civil War reproduction blocks.

Mary had this to show.

Happy quilting!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Golden Gese

Yesterday and today were a welcome respite from the heat and humidity. Temps were in the mid 70's and I loved it! Monday and Tuesday the heat and humidity will come roaring back even though it is September.

Friday I went to the Golden Gese quilt shop and sewed with the gang there. Here is Maureen with her cute kitty quilt for her granddaughter.

Laurie has been making a very complex applique and pieced quilt top.

I've been making 36 quarter square log cabin blocks and I got them pressed and laid out on the big table.

There was one block that was sewed wrong in these pictures but I have since corrected it. I just love the optical illusion of the layout!

If you are wondering, the above picture shows the "wrong" block in the far upper right corner of the layout.

Stay cool and happy quilting!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Steamy Heat!

The heat and humidity have been unbearable this week! In the pleasantly air conditioned room of the Senior Center the Sunshine Club worked on our quilts. Here is Mary's table topper in fall colors.

Each leaf will be hand quilted in an outline. The leaves are fused and then zig zag stitched to the blocks.

 Sue has been working on some beautiful Dresden plate blocks.

Sarah was working on some velvet covered cording for a slipcover project and cursing the slipperiness of the material.

Back on Friday, I snapped a picture of Laurie working on her huge applique background.

I'm still plodding along on my hand hemming of my binding but staying cool is my real priority!

Happy quilting!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

What's Doing!

Rain, rain, and more rain! The humidity  is high and wearisome but the Sunshine Club continues to roll on making quilts. Here is Sue quilting her Kansas Troubles strippy quilt.
Meb  is working on piecing her nine patches and fence rail blocks.
Meb is using some Nancy Gere Shiloh fabrics that are just glorious!
Good going,  Meb!
Yesterday I took a day trip into Maine to meet up with Grace my old friend who is visiting her Mom in Maine.
We went to Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster in South Freeport and enjoyed the ambiance.
It was great fun to see them and hug them!
Hope that you are surviving the muggy weather, too!

Happy quilting!
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