I've cut over 600 circles (3 different sizes, 200 hundred of each size) with my new Sizzix die cutter and now I'm creating yo-yos. I will be using them to make label holders for our individual quilt entries at our Quilt Show in October. Hopefully I'll be done by then! Saw some at our Spring QSC meeting and thought it a good idea. Hopefully I will still think it was a good idea when I finish! Stay tuned!
Be My Neighbor Blocks for May 2017
I have my blocks ready for May 2017. Go to our Quilt Group page for the link to these patterns.
Happy to say I found time while Keith was in meetings to check out some quilt shops around the San Diego area. Not all the shops had license plates, but I got what I could. Also purchased die cuts and found a pattern to use with the circle die cuts. Can't wait to try these out!
Took a trip to San Diego with hubby Keith. We had a great time seeing the sites. Of course while he was working 2 days, I hit some quilt shops!
I was happy to attend the Habitat for Humanities Brunch on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. It was a surprise to me that our quilt was honored with a an award for our contribution to the organization. We are blessed to be able to give a quilt to each member of the family when they receive their Habitat for Humanities home. We have been doing this for about 10 years now.
I got to thinking about this when I got home and then I realized that my first year of being a member of the NTQG was the first year that we gave quilts to the Habitat Home recipients. I attended a workday in Simpsonville and contributed to the creation of that quilt. I wonder if our guild has any pictures of this first quilt.
I have my pizza box ready for the Block of the Month at the March Meeting. I had a great time decorating it (unnecessary I know, but fun.). I chose the theme "Sewing Room". I am curious to see what themes the other participants chose.
I have the blocks sewn together now, and ready to add the borders. I'm getting there! Just a little more to do.
I am sewing the Cathedral Stars blocks on-point into rows today. Hoping to also sew the rows together too. Gonna get-er done!
Didn't get to do much sewing last week because I went to Kentucky for my Aunt Peggy's funeral. Still praying for Uncle Herb and family.
At the February meeting I asked members of our guild to sew along with me to create their own Be My Neighbor Quilt. I brought the first 2 blocks to the meeting along with the patterns. I have a suggested time table of completing the blocks in order to have this quilt down by our October Quilt Show.
Each month I plan to bring blocks to display to encourage everyone to make blocks too. The suggested schedule and a link to the free patterns from Moda Fabrics can be found on our Quilt Groups page.
I am making progress on the Cathedral Star Quilt! I have each individual block sewn, and waiting for pressing. Next comes the layout.
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