Saturday, May 31, 2014

More Customer Quilts

My Mom's Bridges Quilt. She loves to do hand embroidery.

Mary Anne's Civil War Sampler.

This is Lynn's version of "Square One" from the book Simplify.

George drafted the design for this quilt from a tile floor. This is George's Quilt Vine Quilt; every fabric in this quilt came from Quilt Vine and I quilted it.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Customer Quilts

It has been a while since I have posted any customer quilts so here are some.

Laura's very modern quilt, so I had to quilt it modern.

Laura's Owl Baby Quilt. She asked me to quilt a vest on the owl; can you see it?

Lucille's Stack-n-Whack.

You can't really see the quilting on the front, but it looks good on the back.

Lou's quilt, "It's a Plus" using a Comma Layer Cake by Moda.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Look At That Floor Cloth

About 6 months ago I saw a floor cloth on the Internet (I don't remember where) that was made using fabric. I really didn't think about it for a long time.  This past weekend I wanted to work on something and needed to get away from the sewing machine. I am not sure what made me think of this but I knew that I just had to do it.

Between home and the shop I knew that I could find everything needed to make this. I remembered seeing some linoleum remnants in the attic at the shop. So Sunday afternoon I went to the shop and cut a piece of linoleum and a piece of fabric. It really did not take me too long to decide on this Jane Sassaman fabric.

I posted this picture on Facebook the day after I made it and it received a great response. I am going to be doing a demo at the shop on Saturday June 14.

The fabric used on the floor cloth is from this Jane Sassaman line Sweet Lady Jane.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

City Sampler Sew Along

Tuesday was the monthly meeting for our "City Sampler Sew Along."We meet on the third Tuesday of each month. We have a morning session and an evening session.

The blocks are just 6 inches square. The participants are free to pick through Quilt Vine's scraps and everyone is very generous with sharing their scraps. There are 100 blocks in all, and we are scheduled to complete 10 blocks a month. Our goal is have the blocks completed in November. We will take December off and come back in January and February and work together on how we each will set them into a quilt.

Most of us have decided that instead of dragging our sewing machines out, the time spent together would be better utilized cutting out the blocks.

Quilt Vine's scrap stash.

Keeping track of the fabric used in each block.

Most of us have organized our blocks into a binder.

This Jane Sassaman print Bleeding Heart does not look like a Bleeding Heart when it is upside down.

Some completed blocks.

Some of us (like me) have as few as 20 blocks completed and some have as many as 70 blocks completed.

I can't wait to see all of them finished.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Some of the Elephants from Saturday's Class

Here are pictures of most of the elephants started in class on Saturday. 
Everyone had a fun time (customers were commenting all day about the laughter coming from the classroom) and are well on their way to completing this great project.

I can't wait to see them finished. 
I will post pictures. 

The pattern for the Elephant is in this book, "Scrap Happy Quilting." 
More books are due in tomorrow.