Monday, October 19, 2015

Fall Weather and Cozy Crafts

The hexagons for the Busy Bee Throw are done and I'm sewing them together:
The Pine Burr quilt is finished. We decided to hang it on the wall in the dining room.
Common Threads met this week at Margareth's. Margareth finished up her Aspen sweater during the meeting.

A Canadian weaver who was visiting the area. She was working on this knitted wrap. The yarn is a cotton-nylon boucle.

We got to see lots of weaving. Margareth showed us this runner.

Karan had finished a set of placemats using scraps of quilting fabric cut into 1/2" strips with the rotary cutter.

Margareth was working on some bath towels. This one is still unfinished:

This one is finished. Margareth, who is Norwegian, sewed a little Norwegian flag in the corner.

She's also working on this cross-stitch project she started years ago. 

Ginny made this brush holder for a friend who paints:

Here it is open:

The Park City Quilt Guild had their meeting that night. We had a demo of disappearing quilts (disappearing pinwheel, four-patch and hourglass). Jill and Linda had some great visual aids. Here Jill demonstrates how to make a disappearing hourglass quilt block.

She brought a quilt top she made from this fun block.

Linda brought her disappearing hourglass quilt top:

Linda showed us how to make the disappearing pinwheel quilt. There was a great handout with all the different things you can do with the pinwheel.

Jill brought this disappearing pinwheel quilt.

We talked about all the things you could do with the disappearing four patch, like this:

...and this:

Then we had show-and-tell. I had brought my Pine Burr quilt to show off. We also got to see these great quilts. Deanna showed us this quilt she has had for 30 years. Her mother bought the top for $10, along with some others in different colors. Friends of hers hand-quilted it.

She also showed us this great sampler with complicated sashing. I think the sashing helps blend the different blocks together.

Another member of the guild produced this great October quilt.

If this isn't enough quilting for you, you can find photos of the quilt shops in St. George, Utah, here. I plan to feature them in a later blog post, but go ahead and peek if you like. The shops are Quilted Works, Superior Threads and Scrap Apple Quilts.  
That's all folks! I'm off to sew my hexagons together and I have my new Kaleidoscope quilt on the design wall. Stay tuned.
What's on my needles: Sewing the hexagons for the Busy Bee Throw together. Hand-quilting the Delectable Pathways.
What's on my Featherweight: Kaleidoscope Quilt.
What's on my iPad/iPhone: Finished Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron, another Audible Deal of the Day. Reading Auld Acquaintance by Ruth Hay.
What's in my wine glass: Amberhill Secret Blend Red 2012. Yum!
What's my tip of the week: If you prick your finger while quilting, sewing on binding or doing appliqué and a few drops of blood end up on your quilt, try using a little saliva to remove it. 

Note: This blog post was produced on the iPad and the MacBook, using the iPhone for some photos and some photo processing. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for, cleaned or broken. No animals were harmed during the production of this blog post.

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