Thursday, August 31, 2006

August Block of the Month

Tonight is my Manteca Quilt Guild's August membership meeting. The picture you see is the BOM for August. I made it weeks ago and I think its called a mock log cabin. Very interesting block. I like the fabric that is used and I think it will make a very interesting quilt. Maybe I'll win the blocks tonight....time will tell.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

More pictures

Here are some more pictures from the class on Saturday. Here are two finished quilts from the class. All they have to do now is machine quilt them and they will have a finished wallhanging. Depending on the two fabrics one uses you can get a different look. The second picture is of my class sample for the is quilted and finished. What fun to make.

It's Been Awhile

I'm back to rambling......On saturday I taught the workshop at my guild. Yes....little old me had over 17 fellow members in my class. I taught them how to sew a convergence quilt. Well its really not a big quilt just wallhanging size. They all did good and managed to finish the top in class. Some even put on the stopper boarder and then the bigger boarder. What fun !! I took some pictures.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Table Runner

At the workshop on Saturday my good friend Joan was working on Christmas table runners. This pattern is a cool one to make because you quit it as you sew. Notice on this picture that the back and batting are there and you start with a square and then add strips. When you are done witht he strips you add two boarders.....then all you have to do is bind the sides and you are done. She sewed four of these during the free sew.

I took this picture so I could remember how to start this even though I have the pattern. Joan is so with it and will now have four Christmas presents done.....go figure.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


There was not a lot of people sewing at the workshop on Saturday but the one's who were there got lots done and had fun. Here is a picture of my 301a all set up and ready to sew.

I managed to sew 8 premie blankets by lunch and spent the afternoon sewing together some nine patch blocks set with off white solid blocks to make a lap quilt for someone in the nursing home. I really feel like I got lots done and my sewing will go to help very little babies and older people who need a warm quilt to keep them warm.

The second picture is of three of our members cutting out hospice gowns. They managed to get quite a few cut out and will take them to the Tuesday morning group and give to members to sew together.