Sunday, May 17, 2020

May we All be Together Again Soon!- Updated June 5

Since we are all still socially distant, we are once again doing a virtual show and tell for the month of May.  I know once we are all together again, the line for show and tell will be a mile long.  Won't that be wonderful!

First up this month is a quilt Chris Kuehl is working on for her grandson.  Chris says, "I started this two years ago for my oldest grandson.  He just turned 16.  He loves the Partiots, Tom Brady, Buffalo Sabres and hockey, four wheeling, hunting with his grandpa.  I combined all of these like a t-shirt quilt for Zach's favorite things.  The pattern is Thank You Stars, by Marianne Fons"

Martha Lorshbaugh finally finished her oldest UFO- started in 1997 (an instant antique!)
The star blocks were from a Joann Fabrics block of the month, but Martha changed the setting.  She decided to play with free motion quilting designs, so the quilt is called "Playing in the Stars"

Again, I am hoping more people will share pictures with me of things they are working on.  I'm working on ways to keep us all connected during this time apart.

Melanie Tubinis sent in some pictures of what she and her mom, Mary Ann Watson, have been working on.  Watch your newsletter for an episode of the "Lucy and Ethel" show!!

              Mary Ann Watson made this Christmas quilt top out of 3 one yard cuts of fabric.

 Mary Ann finished piecing and did the binding on this Spiderman fabric quilt. Her sister, Nancy, had started it for her grandson before she passed away last year. Melanie did the machine quilting.

 Melanie practiced some ruler work quilting and will use these to put between the teflon pans to keep them from getting scratched  in the cupboard.

Melanie used this beautiful log cabin block from a friend to make a pillow for the living room couch.

Lori Anderson has been very busy during her time at home!

                           Judy Niemeyer Leaf pattern from a MQG class a few years ago.

 Some of the face masks Lori made

Lori's embroidered wool pin cushion.

Bonnie Hunter's Unity quilt along she started at the beginning of the shut down. Lori said, "I'm still adding rounds but depends on how fast I run out of my fabrics. "

 The start of Lori's Italy wall hanging.

  A granny square quilt Lori has been working on for 2 years.

 The start of a landscape wall hanging.

Connie Grimsley sent in a great collection of photos! 
In her message she wrote: " I’ve been sewing every evening during the pandemic.  I’ve been focused on easy sewing.   These four quilts were all made with squares I’ve bought from Ann Renica at her flea market table at guild.   The 4 inch “I Spy” novelty prints, polka dot squares, and all of yellow and orange 5 inch squares came from her. "  (Continues)

... "I’ve also been trying to use up squares from my scrap therapy bins.  These are all 2 inch and 5 inch novelty fabrics. " (and still more...)

... "And  my final grouping of tops made from my scrap therapy bins.   I did the math on the number of squares I used from the scrap therapy bins (because I like math😊), and figured these 13 quilt tops used up approximately 15.5 yards of fabric from my scrap therapy boxes. "

Keep those pictures coming!  I'll update as they come in.