Friday, October 25, 2013

October Breakfast Club Show and Tell

I have a list of about 10 things I really miss about Alaska when I am in Paris and the monthly Thursday meeting of Breakfast Club is at the top. It is so motivating having that deadline for show and tell every month! We had a great "Show and Tell" this month. Carol was there...we missed her the last two or three sessions. She was busy quilting (and working in her fabulous vegetable garden).

She loves Kaffe Fassett fabrics. Here's a scrap quilt she put together. Front side...


Back side. That orange backing is fabulous! Definitely two quilts in one.


Carol had a series of table runners...here's a mini twister in blue batiks.


Here's a great idea...Carol had two orphan blocks from a project and turned them into this great runner. Wouldn't this make a great gift for an invite to a friend's during the holiday season? I need to make somethings like this to have on hand!


Carol participated in a Buck-a-Block program (Thangles designed projects that are available through many quilt shops). Carol turned hers into this great runner.


Look at this great little bag. I promise I will track down the name of this pattern and let you know. Carol takes orphan blocks and adds them to the bottoms of longarm projects when she is has room and then turns those quilted bits into bags. Love this idea!


This quilt looks soooo much like Carol's comfort zone! Scrumptious colors.


Carol's son called this the "Equal," quilt because it looked like equal signs to him. Very funny. Another batik scrap quilt!


September's Breakfast Club we used Scrap Crazy templates from Creative Grids. Erin completely finished her Christmas version. Very Merry!


This is Marie's almost done top. She worked on adding borders yesterday in our class and may have even gotten it done.

 

Marcia brought in a quick table runner pattern as an option to work on yesterday. We meet at the quilt shop, "Seams Like Home," and they are in the middle of moving to a new location so a huge sale started yesterday. We spent most of our day shopping...eating and visiting. Not much sewing but it sure was fun! And yes, I bought more batik fabric!


I had great fun bringing in my quilts. Summer Breeze from Kim Brackett's, "Scrap Basket Surprises." I used a Grasshopper Bali pop and then a background fabric. One of my favorite quilts. I think I will make this pattern again.


Tropical Waters...an adaption of a free internet pattern from Anthology Fabrics. It requires 2 1/2" strips and 10" squares. I used a Key Lime Bali pop and a set of batik squares I got from Connecting Threads. I dropped the borders and squared it to 70 inches. 


Blues Reveille is an adaption of Carrie Nelson's "Reveille," from her book, "Another Bite of Schnibbles." I basically made many more blocks from charm squares (5" squares) and added sashing. This quilt reminds me of a favorite pair of old denim jeans that are so soft and comfortable.


I match my quilt! This is another free pattern on the internet from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville...Pineapple Blossoms. Her pattern is written for 2" or 2 1/2" strips. I did it in 2 1/2" strips with two Mulberry Bali pops. It is huge -  94 x 109". We were in a smaller space yesterday at the shop so it was hard to get a full photo. We are supposed to have a cloudless sunny day tomorrow and I  hope to take a photo of it outside. 


I brought one other quilt but the photo was out of focus. I got all these quilted in the last month...a personal record! New titanium needles were the solution to my tension problems the previous month!

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is so neat that you all get to share so many quilts for show and tell and have a fun group to meet for breakfast and shopping - it always sounds like so much fun. I wish I had a good group here to meet like that and enjoy the experience.
Glad you new needles fixed the problem for your machine.