Monday, February 14, 2011

Groovy Girls...

Groovy Girls…

Today is the last class of my Groovy Girls Club at Glad Creations, Quilt Block in Minneapolis, MN. It has been a lot of fun. What a fantastic group of ‘Groovy Girl’ students I have had.

We have had many a laugh. Especially, believe it or not, over the folding of napkins! Someone in class actually knew how to fold a napkin to look like a dead chicken. The tears were flowing from laughter. After all of the laughing quieted down one wonderful GG was then brave enough to show us how to fold a napkin in the shape of a male body part. Then there was the evening we strung clothes line across the front of the classroom and hung all of the bags we had made since the previous class. It was an amazing amount of work and talent on display. We had a fabulous time.

I learned a lot working with the patterns Terry Atkinson provided for the club. Her patterns are well illustrated and easy to make. Thank you Terry and especially thank you to all of the Groovy Girls that came to the club! I hope to see all of you again real soon.

Here’s a sneak peak at what is coming for tonight’s last club meeting….

Happy stitching,


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Just a Little Applique…

3 blocks finished! The blocks are from Sharon Pederson’s new book, The Rose of Sharon Block Book, winning designs from the EQ6 challenge. I have really enjoyed making them using the invisible machine appliqué method. This method of applique is accurate and much faster than needle turn appliqué. The fabrics are from Island Batik and are beautiful to work with. Glad Creations, Quilt Block in Minneapolis, MN is offering the blocks as a block of the month. There is a book (of course), a video, template/stencils in all the necessary shapes and 12 beautiful spools of matching Aurifil thread.

Just a little more appliqué…I made this sweatshirt jacket from my mother as a Christmas present. The one she was wearing was complete in shreds. It was time for a new one. So I compiled a few appliqué patterns from my collection, added some of my own ideas and here you have it. It just needs a button. What is it ‘they’ say about quilters and buttons?

Hoping for spring to arrive!

Happy quilting,