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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Showing and sharing at the guild

Three things to be happy about:
(1) mint-flavored dental floss
(2) calendar pictures
(3) candy hearts

On Valentine's Day someone at Deb's school gifted her with candy hearts.  Since it was waaaaay too much chocolate for one person, she shared them with us at guild meeting on Saturday.

There's just something about quilters and chocolate that naturally goes together!

And what would a guild meeting be without show and share ...

Cynthia shared a free form quilt she made as part of a challenge.  This piece includes stamped art and beading ...

... while Adrienne shared her paint chip challenge quilt.

Several of our members also belong to other guilds, bees, and art groups, so we have the advantage of seeing things made as an activity or challenge in their other group!

A Turning Twenty quilt ... or was it Turning Twenty-one?

In either case, I like it!

Angela finished a UFO ... gotta love the end of a UFO!

Charley has done it again - she makes the most amazing fractured quilts!

This one is still in the floppy stage - she turned it around to show the seams.

In my opinion, the back looks as great as the front!

A child's quilt by Cynthia.

She chose an alphabet panel, then fussy cut the alphabets to hang them in their own individual frames.

And last but not least, take a look at this one ... twelve blocks, right?


It's all the same block done in different color ways.  She took a workshop in color contrast and made this quilt based on what she learned.

I was intrigued!

So another great guild meeting goes down in history, a good time was had by all.

Sew forth and sew on

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Just puttering

Three things to be happy about:
(1) stuffed chops
(2) line dancing
(3) a good deal

Sometimes I'm still amazed at the good stuff you can find at the Dollar Tree!

Udderly Smooth hand cream, love it!

I mention again, all dollar stores are not created equal - I call them "brand x" dollar stores. Names like 'Dollar Ocean' or 'Dollar and More' or 'Dollar Plus' - they just aren't the genuine article.  IMHO, it has to be Dollar Tree, or nothing!

While I was puttering around not sewing, I dug up this top yet again.  I keep taking it out and putting it back.

The issue is, should I add a border, or just have it quilted without one.  It measures 72" square and it would look great as a borderless quilt.

If I add on a border, what kind??

The entire thing is made of 6" string blocks, so I don't think it would look good with a solid border.

I could make a string border in 6" blocks, I guess.

hmmm ...

If I go borderless, will I lose any of the important parts when it's trimmed after quilting??

Decisions, decisions.

Sew forth and sew on and on....

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day - make someone happy today!