Friday, December 3, 2010

....more production from the students!!

Here are some miscellaneous projects made by students in the last few weeks. Cathy B made a hotpad in class:

Julie A made one as well:

Chris B made this pretty snippet and thread catcher:

Here she is posing with her newly finished project:

Aileen P came over a few weeks ago and made this cute bag for her sister for Christmas:

Spinning Four Patch fun

A few weeks ago, several students took a class on the Spinning Four Patch. Here is Julie's original fabric, an Amish farm scene:

Here are some of the cool blocks you get out of this print!





This is the same block, but set on point which gives it a different look:

Diana did a "Cow jumped over the moon" fabric...what fun!

More pillowcases...

These pillowcases are addictive :-). Here's Laurie with two of her pillowcases finished:


And, here's Cathy B with her very first pillowcase!

...and Judy's cool polka dot version:

Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Tree Skirt class

Classes will be available for two Christmas tree skirt patterns. The first one is a very simple, quick design using only 8 Fat quarters. The photo shows the top almost together. It will have a circle cut out of the middle and red binding around the outside edge, inner circle and both sides of opening. Choose two darker FQ's of similar value as the blue ones in the photo to make the design work symmetrically or purchase an extra dark blue one. The outside green row works best with two fairly equal value tone on tone fabrics. The other option would be to make them identical.

The second tree skirt is a diamond log cabin design. This is my old, dated tree skirt that I made in the early 90's? Normally I would have put the red on the outside, but our old house had a rust carpet :-). This tree skirt looks great in all kinds of different Christmas fabrics...choose lights for the one side, dark for the other or red on one side, green on the other, etc.

Here is a country version using plaid homespuns:

If you are interested in this tree skirt, email for fabric requirements.

Friday, October 8, 2010

More student work

I'm way behind posting my student's work. Here are some things they accomplished in the last few months. Joyce's lovely quilt top:

Judy's four patch table runner - she squared off the ends:

Tracy's four patch runner. Tracy completed 5 runner tops in the last couple of weeks!

Sandra's four patch runner:

Lydia's yummy colours of her Trip around the World quilt:

Here is the finished top without borders:

Sandra's lovely pink square dance quilt:

Adriana made a tote bag from a practise quilt block she did years ago. Great memory and it's a functional item!

Julie's friendship star table runner - another UFO finished!

Tracy's Spinning four patch quilted by Bonnie Wilson of Woodstock with the binding machine sewn on ready for handstitching to the back.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Four Patch table Runner Class

Four samples for the 4 patch table runners have been completed or partially completed. Pictured below are four different sizes that can be made.

Sizes from left to right are:


6 1/2" x 39 1/2"

8" x 44 1/2"

9 1/2" x 44"

10 1/2" x 40"



Below are a few more photos of the individual table runners:





A possible binding for the runner with the white squares :-)

Finished Fall runner:

The smallest version of the runners (this cabinet is 12" wide):

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cathy and Diana's recent work

Cathy made a snippet/thread catcher:

Diana made a pillowcase:

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Brianne and Sandra's pillowcase and snippet catcher

Sandra brought her friend Anne and her daughter, Brianne for a quilt class today. Brianne is 12 years old and made a pillowcase. Isn't it awesome? Great job Brianne!!

Sandra made a handy snippet catcher this afternoon. Here are the selvages she chose:


The finished thread catcher. The squares on the design wall behind her are also Sandra's. She is making Split Decision using a jelly roll. What fun colours :-).

Monday, August 23, 2010

Do we have fun at classes.....................

We had a tote bag class recently and getting the students to post with their projects can be like pulling teeth, especially if we have a mother/daughter team :-)!! Here is Stephanie and her Mom, Corinna, trying to come up with a good pose to show off their completed tote bags!




There we go....a lovely Mother and daughter photo!!! Aren't they just so cute? :-)