Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Kids Camp 2015

This year was our 4th annual Kids Camp.  It ran from July 13-17.  Kids Camp is a week long sewing day camp that Quilters Anonymous hosts.  We teach kids, 10 yrs+ how to sew, and they make several cute projects in the process!  We have 2 sessions, 9a-Noon and 1p-4p. This year we had 15 kids in each session, many of them repeats from previous years. This year I got to volunteer all day, every day.  I loved it!
empty classroom
Here are the projects they made.

Needlecase/Pin Caddy
closed


opened
Microwave Cozy - I actually taught this class. A tutorial will be coming soon!
Zippered Pouches

Rail Fence Pillow Sham

Fabric Basket - This was a bonus project for the quick finishers. Most of the kids made one!


Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless!

A Thread for Life
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.- Romans 12:6-8 NIV


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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Almost Forgotten Finishes

I can't believe this...and I can't remember if it's ever happened before...AND it may never happen again, but this is my 2nd post in one week!

Tonight on my blog reading list I saw a TGIFF! post from M-R Charbonneau of Quilt Matters and it reminded me that I have some finishes I haven't shared w/y'all! 

So, without further ado... 
Mystery Quilt - started June 2014 finished June 2015

Snap Bags - A recent commission
Things not so finished...
Basket Weave Batik Placemats

This flimsy is a pattern called Modern Lattice by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.
It's a flimsy
This flimsy is a pattern called Vintage Summer (2014) by Jeni Baker of In Color Order. It's one I've been wanting to make for awhile and finally did last weekend.
It's another flimsy
Today's finishes...

And yet another on the sewing table...
And last but not least...one of David's finishes. He turned me this gorgeous seam ripper! It's made of Koa, which is a Hawaiian wood.
  Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless!

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Let Me See Your Jelly Roll

At Quilting in May, I suggested we come prepared to do a Jelly Roll Race Quilt for our June meeting. Though I'd sewn my 1" strings together in jelly roll race fashion (you can see that flimsy in this post), I'd never done an actual JRRQ, and neither had the other gals.  We agreed we'd have our 40 WOF (width of fabric) strips cut and sewn end to end and ready to race on June 20th. If you've never seen the JRRQ process, check out this video from Jenny at Missouri Quilt Co. 

When I started cutting out my strips, I decided I wanted to make one right then and there...so I did. 
I was so amazed at just how quickly it came together that I made another one.
By the time June 20th came around, I'd already finished 2 JRRQs.  We didn't actually race that day, but I did finish a 3rd flimsy. This is not a good pic but you can see my sis' quilt real good.
 A better pic of mine and Mel's.
 Here's my 3rd, quilted and ready for binding. Not a very good picture either.
And because I just couldn't help myself, just yesterday I made 2 more!  

This is definitely going to be my "go-to" pattern when I need a quick finish...but for now, I'm all jellied out!

What is your "go to" quilt pattern, when you need a fast finish?

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Not that I have already reached the goal or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus. - Philippians 3:12

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