Thursday, April 26, 2018

Fancy handbags

 Spring arrived all of a sudden on our meeting day! I'm sure I wasn't alone in going home to spend some time enjoying it.  The meeting was inspiring as always.

Tracy Jachimowicz made this for her soon-to-arrive grandchild. It's called "Good Day, Sunshine"

Nancy Ellers didn't think this string pieced tumbling blocks quilt was very effective.  We all disagreed. 

Nancy knitted this blanket to donate to the Lipson Center

Nancy made this as a baby shower gift.

 Susan Rathbun worked on these projects at retreat.  She's calling it her "brown period".  This one is from a Susan Stein design.  She calls it "We're Stronger Together"

 Susan inherited a stash of buttons and such.  She designed this piece around the buttons.

 This is called "Elegant Aunt Helen" using more of her inherited stash. 

 Donna Tomski was inspired by the community service 16 patch block to use up some of her stash of 2 inch squares. 

 Mary Ellen Casey made this for the RAFA "Finders Keepers" challenge.  She used plastic garbage bags for the lower panel.  She sees the wrapping of hay bales in plastic as a loss.

 Elaine Ross made this for the "Finders Keepers" challenge- using  crushed seashell beads. It's called "A Walk Through my Garden"

 Elaine gave silk fusion a try- creating the silk "fabric" from silk strands, then she thread painted the tree.

Elaine made this bowl from a tutorial by Hilde Morin.  The quilting is done after the bowl is shaped.

Lori Anderson is making this piece for the  annual bigfoot conference fundraiser.  She used videos available online by Nancy Zieman for the landscape techniques.

Jennifer Grimsley is trying to clean up some UFOs. This one is at least 10 years old.

 Sandy Shufelt showed us the first quilt she quilted on her brand new long-arm machine.

                                       Sandy used pillow panels for this one.

                                        This curved log cabin is for Sandy's bed.

 Mary Kozub noticed her mom needed a new quilt for her bed a while back.  Mom doesn't know it's coming.

 Martha Lorshbaugh is also clearing out some UFOs.  This garden fairy was part of a kit of the month from a "few" years back.  Martha doesn't like it.

Martha's granddaughter picked out the fabrics for this quilt from scrap therapy squares.  Martha did all the sewing, though.

After the break, Ruth Ann Stillwell, part of Susan Rooney Designs, showed us a nice assortment of the bags and home decor items she has designed.  I'm sure there will be similar items in future show and tells, since there was a line at the pattern table afterward!

You can buy the patterns from Ruth Ann's etsy store as well.  Purse hardware is available at Susan Rooney's website

In May we'll be learning about the Whirlwind Whiz tool from Nancy Wilson