Thursday, September 16, 2010

First Meet of the Fall

We had our first meeting of the fall at Dora's.  The only people who couldn't be present were Shirley and Laura.  There were many show and tells.

This is Kath's quilt for one of her granddaughters.  Her daughter, Kristy, did the cross stitching.

The quilt on the left was made from squares culled from MCC.  Kathy S put it together.  It will be sold at MCC.

Another quilt that will be for sale at the MCC store made from pieces donated to the thrift store.

Same for the one on the back of this couch.

This is a quilt Lisa made using the "Quilt as you Go" method.  It took her approximately 8 hours to complete.

This is a quilt made from donated flannel that will go down to Mexico.

This is #3 in the Weekender sample fabric series.  It will be tied and sent down to Mexico as well.  Lisa will be really happy when all of that stretchy knit fabric is gone.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Easy Pinwheel

Did you see this crazy stuff that Dora challenged me with?  Someone decided to make a shirt, pieced interesting designes for the front, back and sleeves, then didn't finish.  Dora gave it to me to do whatever with.  I immediately thought of an easy technique for pinwheels that I recently learned and am now in the thick of cutting and sewing and cutting and sewing.

Here's my attempt to show you how to do pinwheels the easy way. You can also watch the video of where I found this technique here.

Usually pinwheels consist of light and dark triangles to make up the block. Once you've chosen those colours, cut squares out of everything. I'm using a 6" square because my large pieces of fabric were 24". I like no waste. 6" squares give you a finished block of roughly 7"

Next, match up a dark and a light square, good sides together and sew all the way around.  Trust me.

Cut the square apart into triangles like you would a sandwich.

Iron your new squares out, light side down so your seams are always pressed to the dark side.

It's easy to sew these squares together incorrectly, but if you always line them up the exact same way as I've show below, you will never sew the wrong edge.

After you've done this a bunch of times.  This is what happens.  I haven't used half of the fabric yet.  My problem is I'm running out of my heavy weight white stash.  Does anyone have any they want to donate to this MCC quilt?

Here's a much more sedate use of this pinwheel technique that I made using a 5" charm pack from RJR called "Count My Blessings".

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Quilts for the MCC Auction 2010

June 21, 2010:  I've added the amount the quilt was auctioned for

Woodland Clover $1700
Antique Star:  $250
Baby Tulip Beauty:  $100
Blue Heart:  $150
Bow Ties:  $550
Bright Butterfly $200
Brights in a Box in a Box:  $90
Cabbage Roses $400
Clown:  $150
Easter Mystery:  $50
Elissa's Plaid  $225
I Spy:  $130
It's Raining Cats:  $120
Purple Butterfly  $575
Purple Rail Fence:  $95
 Persuasion:  $375
Zig Zag  $180

Saturday, May 22, 2010

2010 MCC Auction

The MCC Auction in Coaldale is just around the corner!  Click here to visit the auction portion of this year's event.  So far the only quilt on the site is Elsie's tie quilt, but as soon as yours truly is able to enter LBCQ's 16 submissions, I hope more will pop up.  Stay tuned - those quilts will also hit this blog.  I hope.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

March 25

This is the quilt we are currently working on.  It is quite nearly completed.

Our newest member, Cora.

This is a unique thimble made by Clover.  Elsie picked it up in Arizona.

This is an orphan that Lisa rescued from the MCC thrift store, sandwiched and machine quilted.  It will be for sale in June.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Library Quilt Show 2010 Pt 4

Quilts printed in bold will be for sale at the MCC auction this summer.

Antique Gift by Kath
Friends by Dora
Children of the Circle by Ana
Sunflower Wall Hanging by Dora

Charming by Dora
Cuddle Bug by Kath
Bowties and Buttons by Dora

Mini Joy by Kath
Baby Basket Beauty
Africa Rail by Kath

Star Bright by Kathy S ** will be sold for the benefit of Mission Juarez**
Denim projects

Library Quilt Show 2010 Pt 3

Quilts printed in bold will be for sale at the MCC auction this summer.  Quilts with an * are part of the raffle

It's Raining Cats pieced by Lisa, HQ by Dora
Elissa's Plaid

Easter Mystery
Framed 4 Patch
Leanne's House by Dora

Bright Butterfly by Kathy S
The Hap Quilt by Laura
I Spy by Dora