Sunday, August 25, 2013

It was show and tell for our Mystery quilts at guild this week

We were also having a jelly roll race so I may not know which top belongs to who,  I will just show the quilt and if it is yours post in the comments section.  These turned out great.
 Sheree added applique and it is stunning. 

 this is Becky's quilt the red and grey are unusual and really work together.
   Don't they all look so different?

 I think this is keela's

 Marie's, she says she is going to take off the border and do something else.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Show and Tell from Sew Night.

Dianne is adding some needle turn applique to her beautiful lone star.  

Shannon is working on hexagons.

this bright and fun needle turn applique quilt is JeriLu's. 

It has been years since I have crochet but this makes me what to pick it up.  Donna is doing a blue and white polka dot afghan.  

These are pillow cases Helen is working on.  She is finishing the crochet on the second one tonight.  

Here is Shelby's quilt with the borders.  I don't know how the flowers ended up so out of the way I laid them out.  

I am thinking no borders on this.  What do you think?  
I am pretty excited tonight we are going to guild and they are going to do the Jelly Roll race and show finished mystery quilts.  

Monday, August 19, 2013

That is what I get for posting tired and not previewing the blog.

yesterdays post was to show you the picture I finally received and it didn't show up.  (I am sure, it was operator error)  So I will try again.  

Oh my Heart, my Stars--shoebox quilt

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Lost and Found Shoe Box Quilt

Back in 1999 at one of the first Quilt Walk Festivals, our national teacher, Sue Meir of Heartland Quiltworks(sorry I could not find a website for it), taught this class called Oh My Stars, My Hearts.  We cut out the entire quilt and put the pieces for each diagonal row in a zip lock bag, the bags were labeled and stored in a shoe box. You could do one bag at a time and each set of blocks fit right back in the bag and the shoe box.  Being fairly new to quilting I worked for over a year on this quilt.  When it was finished I gave it to my Aunt and Uncle who had helped one of my sons on his mission.

Fast forward to when I started this blog, I asked my aunt if she would send me a picture of the quilt as I could not find the one I had taken.  She had no memory of the quilt and said she didn't have it and had never seen it.  I had given the quilt to them when they were visiting another aunts home and thought maybe it had been left there.  It had not.  I felt badly about it but knowing that they had had so much going on over the last years, I didn't know what to do so just figured that maybe it had been given away or something.

Out of the blue this spring I got a call from my aunt who said guess what we found?  We have the quilt.  It turned out when they got home they had put it on a shelf in the office and hadn't seen it in all those years.  I was pretty happy that I hadn't made the whole thing up.  When my daughter was out there for a wedding this summer took this picture for me so here is my lost quilt from 13 years ago.

Anyway there is another shoe box quilt in a shoe box in my fabric closet.  It was all cut out, some of the blocks sewn together and there it sat for that many years also.  I got it out this summer and the blocks are now complete.  I just have to square up the blocks and put it together.  I am excited to see how it looks after all those years.  It is funny how our choice of fabrics changes over the years.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A couple of summer projects

funny that both are made with Moda's Gypsy Girl fabric.  Irish chain is a leaders and enders quilt from the Chevron.

These started out just for fun but this Irish chain has been claimed by one of the granddaughters.