Thursday, November 29, 2007

More from the Free Sew

Where has the week is Thursday and I'm downloading more pictures from the Free Sew. Yoni and Nadine came to cut out Hospice gowns.....two tables together makes the job so much easier.

Diane made pillow cases from Christmas flannel fabric she got on sale last spring.....what a good idea. Look at this cool pillow case.
Dianah's making Christmas presents.....look at that cool bra fabric.
Sharon was sewing wheel chair bags.....look at all she's sewing.
Linda was sewing these Christmas stockings for dogs.......they are cute.
Sharon and Linda are trying to untangle a roll of velcro.......doesn't look like sticks to itself.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Saturday Free Sew

We all had fun on Saturday's Free Sew......close to 15 sewers came and sewed and finished or started projects. Below Betsy is sewing on blocks for a colorful throw.And here is the finished throw......beautiful.
Joan's panel throw....she just added a border and quilted it....she got two done on Saturday.
Lu-Anne busy sewing and trying to get as much done as she can on a X block quilt for someone special.
Here is a close up of the blocks she made.
Linda busy sewing and getting lots done.
Sandy busy sewing a back for a quilt together.
More pictures tomorrow.....we sewed till 5:00 pm....trying to get lots done. What a good lunch we had two kinds of soup....and leftover turkey and ham and buns and pies....we ate good.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

More Quilt Show

There were a few BQ quilts at the show.......I really like the quilt is the largest BQ I've seen and made with different Asian fabrics.Another BQ made with flower prints......very nice.
I have the book this is based on.....One Block...kind of like the old stack and wack. Very interesting quilt. I have some fabric I'd like to try and make this quilt with.
Took this class many years ago from Carolee......really need to put it together.
I really love the colors in this orange.
This quilt tells a story. Very well done.
I have all the pieces for one of these quilts all the colors in this one.
Everyone have a good Thanksgiving.......I'm going to my mom's tomorrow and will enjoy a good dinner there. I'm hosting the free sew on Saturday at the Manteca library.....stop by and sew with us.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Saturdays Quilt Show.....Tuleburg in Stockton

Tuleburg Quilt Guild really put on a good quilt show.....loved the vendors. Here are a few quilts that I liked and took pictures of. This beautiful blue quilt is for Lu-Anne.....she loves blue.Love this bright puzzle quilt seen
A beautiful trip around the world.
I really like this quilt made from flower fabric.
The quilter must have lots and lots of flower fabric.....see the detail below.
The rest of the pictures tomorrow.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Tuesday Sewing Group

Last Tuesday was a busy night at our weekly sewing group. Dianah was taking out all the machine quilting that she'd done on a quilt. Her quilting machine was not sewing its fixed so she wants to redo this quilt. We all love to rip out stitches....don't we??

Sandy used the floor to lay out this the colors and the pattern.
A close up of Sandy's quilt.
Barbara worked on Christmas stockings....she's sewing on beads. They really turned out cool.
Look what Joan found at a garage sale in Modesto......said she got a good deal on other sewing stuff besides this old quilt top to finish.
I attended the Tuleburg Quilt Show on tomarrow.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Beautiful Quilts

Last week's Oakdale membership meeting show and tell was full of wonderful quilts. Inez made this BQ pattern quilt. I really love the way it turned out.Here is a close up of the fabric and the quilting.
Pam showed off this flannel quilt she made. Love the border fabric. This will be a warm quilt.
Pam's quilt....a close up. Sharon did the quilting and its a leaf pattern.
This is Star's quilt from the jelly roll workshop. Love the dark purple.
I need to get busy and sew binding on my two finished quilts. I want to go to the Tuleburg Quilt Show in Stockton on Saturday so I'm going to have to get going on those quilts. Sunday is my first Thanksgiving dinner at my mother-in-laws. Can't turkey and gravy and stuffing. Yum!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A Purse For Every Taste

Last Tuesday night Joan brought all the purses she's been sewing for all her grand daughters for Christmas. I don't remember how many purses she made but its a lot.

There is a purse for every for the raiders fan, teacher, baseball name it she made it.
Joan used the purse pattern Dianah taught us at the purse workshop. We gave Joan the pattern and showed her how they went together at our retreat in September. Now she's made far more purses then I have.
Below is the camera fabric Carol and I found at PIQ......since Joan was on her cruse and couldn't go we looked for fabric for her. I think it made a cool purse.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Two Beautiful Quilts

On Saturday two Oakdale quilters came and joined us and worked on their own projects. Inez brought this beautiful streak of lightening and held it up so I could take a picture. Love these colors.

Judy was finishing the binding on this gorgeous fall colored quilt.....if I remember its a take 20 again pattern.
Here is a close up of Judy's quilt. She going to give it to her son. A very manly quilt.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

More Table Runners

I took pictures of the finished table runner. Here is the Christmas side. I still have to put the binding on but it's done.

Here is the fall side.....this picture doesn't do the colors justice.....looks better in person.
Lucile's runner is turning out is the Christmas side.
Barbara sewing on her runner.
Arlene sewed a table runner that isn't the usual Christmas colors.....very nice.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Reversible Table Runner Class

The reversible table runner class was fun on Saturday.....we all got lots sewn on our table runners. The picture below is my sewing machine and the stitching that I am doing.

Here is a picture of the center square and I'm adding strips on each side....this quilts the other side of your table runner.
Everyone is hard at work....sewing up a storm.
We had a cutting table and ironing table set up.....I did get up to press after each I got my exercise while I worked.
Barbara had already made the table runner and demoed how to finish it off with binding that had two different sides.
Barbara is explaining how to sew the two sided binding on.
Do you see the two sides to this cool...fall on one side and hot air balloons on the other.
Did I remember to take pictures of my finished table I will take pictures so you can see it. Here is Charlotte, our teacher holding up the table runner she is working on.
More pictures tomorrow. This was a cool class and lots of fun. I will be making more of these table runners.