Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Everyone got to try their hand at ruching as Shantelle had strips of fabric already prepared for us to make a leaf and also a flower. Her handout was amazing, with great color closeup photos and instructions. She even had diagrams for us to follow as she taught us the ruching method.
The ruching strips were cut, pressed, and already marked for us at 1 inch alternating increments. Shantelle gave us step by step instructions to help us make our pretty little ruched flowers.
Here is a close up. Look closely and you can see the pen marks along the edges and the needle diagonally connected the pen marks with 4 or 5 stitches.
We gathered the fabric along the way and when we were finished with our diagonal stitches, we rolled that little strip of fabric into a flower! This is Rachel's lopsided flower pin from that evening. We will all need a little work to make pretty, nice, symmetric flowers like Shantelle!
This picture just shows another example of a ruched flower made by marking the fabric in a circular patterns rather than a straight pattern.
Thanks Shantelle for such a great lesson and for helping us learn new techniques.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Margaret's Lullaby applique blocks
Deonn's daughter finished this quilt top that goes with the poster she designed for the Quilts in the Garden Show at Thanksgiving Point last month
Stella's scrappy quilt
Stella made this cute quilt for charity from the charm squares she received for her birthday
Bethany's Raggedy Reverse Applique quilt
close up of this fun technique
Sue's Japan quilt
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Deonn's - this is the mystery quilt from our retreat in 2007
Deonn's daughter made this quilt for a 4H Contest and won!
Debbie made this quilt for a niece's wedding. After Deonn quilted it in straight channels, the wedding guests signed the quilt in those channels.
Carol's Buggy Barn Witches
Tamara's cute cute ETUIS - good job Tamara!
Kim Shannon's mother came to our guild meeting with LOADS of charity quilts for the Quilts4Cancer quilt drive. Thanks so much for your charity quilts! Love the horse quilt!