Saturday, June 28, 2014

Basket of Marigold's Quilt Class

 Today I taught
Basket Of Marigolds
 Fun pattern by  my friend
Jodi Nelson (Pleasant Home)
 3 Dudes even kitted the pattern 
with the same fabrics that I used to make the quilt.
Class members also had the option of buying the pattern separately
and selecting their own fab
 The ladies did a great job learning to make 
Half Square Tria
 I noticed that
Molly even dressed to match the quilt!
Basket of Marigolds pattern
can be purchased

Friday, June 27, 2014

Mesa Ladies/ June Show and Tell

 Because we only meet 
once a month with
Those Mesa Ladies
it gives us plenty of time
to put together a
Show and Tell
 Jamie finished her snowball quilt.
 Love these fabrics
 Great border print to tie all of the colors together.
 The group started this Hourglass quilt years ago.
Candice was quite happy to finally
have a finish.
 Nice job on the back with the left over pieces
 I always love to see quilt label ideas.
You would probably have to be 50+
to get the meaning of this quote :)
 Candice also finished a raw edge
London Flag quilt.
Now she can throw it in the wash
for the crinkly effect.
 Renee just got her quilt back from the Long Arm quilter
and scissor cut the scalloped edge.
Doesn't this edge add a whole new dimension of 
interest to this quilt?
Nice job Renee!
The binding will come next.
 By looking at the back you can see the 
beautiful machine quilting by
Pat Roche (Pat's Just Quilting)
 Peg has made quite a few quilts in
4th of July colors
Red White and Blue.
With the leftover pieces she 
made these two throw sized quilts.
 And Janet has a finish too!
Love the ruffly design of each block.
Thanks you ladies for another wonderful month of 
Show and Tell!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Those Mesa Ladies Summer Sewing Safari

 Yesterday was my favorite day of the month
Those Wonderful Mesa Ladies
 Peg was in charge of hosting for June
and she always makes everything so fun!
She e-mailed us in advance and said the day
would have the theme of
Summer Sewing Safari
The invitation said:
Dress in your animal print attire - if you want to...
Gonna Go Wild, quilting.
Door Prizes: Like, every half hour, just saying.
Lunch: Don't mess with me, I've got this, ladies!
Show and tell: This a favorite part. Bring your fun stuff to show.
Duh: We'll be sewing/quilting/cutting, whatever you wish

 So I dressed up in my best leopard shirt...
 grabbed my zebra scissors 
Cheetah glasses
along with my sewing machine and quilting supplies
 and headed to the church.
 Peg and Candice had the room
ready for our arrival
with Safari treats and door prizes.
Music from The Lion King's
Hakuna Matata
would erupt through out the room
about every 20 minutes
and a door prize would be given.
 All were jungle themed
Peg really was creative in her selections!
Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!
Who would not love a tiger or zebra car?
I personally received some very cool
Jaguar cupcake liners
and a zebra night mask.
Renee went home with animal print flip flops.
 Peg even made 
wrist pin cushions for each one of us!
 I now have my very own Cheetah wrist pin cushion.
Are you jealous?
 Have I mentioned before that Peg has an extensive background in catering?
She and Candice provided the most delicious boxed lunches.
Chicken salad on croissants
fruit cups
veggies and veggie dip
and dessert
Wild, Crazy, Exotic!
I loved every minute of our day!
Thank you Peg and Candice for a truly Wild Time  !!
tomorrow I will share with you our
Show and Tell from the group.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cathy's Quilts

 One of the things I love about attending the
Sit and Sew 
at 3 Dudes Quilting each Tuesday 
is the opportunity to learn from other quilters.
We each come with our own parcel of knowledge
and I have discovered that quilters
by their very nature
are very willing to share what they have gleaned from experience.
Yesterday, Cathy Hawthorn taught me a great technique for adding
a quilt sleeve to the back of a quilt. 
Thanks Cathy!
 A little Show and Tell from Cathy Hawthorn
who brought two of her quilts that she is in the process of binding.
 Fun Halloween fabrics.
Yes, Halloween will be here before we know it :)
A free motioned spider adds to the theme.
 Square In A Square blocks
 An art quilt that Cathy is also in the process of binding.
Cathy does her own machine quilting 
and sells many of her pieces.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild's Mug Rug Swap

 Each month the
Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild
hosts a Swap.
For June they chose the theme of
Mug Rugs
 Anyone can participate in these Swaps
I thought we had wonderful variety
in shapes, themes and design!
 I really liked Kirsten's Hexagon Mug Rug
 She even placed a cute label on the back.
 From our President Michelle Hart
 Very unique!
And it's hard to tell from a picture
but the triangles in this Mug Rug are veeerrry small.
Someone went to a lot of work to paper piece this tiny
itty bitty pieces.
Nice work ladies!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild June Meeting

 Saturday was our June Meeting for the
Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild
 We just received
membership cards
and pins
as we are also part of the 
*as a side note,
MQG had it's beginnings in Los Angeles in 2009
We are still very young!
 Our group was in for a real treat this month
as fellow PMQG member
Alyssa Lichner (Pile O'Fabric)
taught a class
on the 
Cross Stitch Block
*If you would like to learn how to make this block
Alyssa offers a free Tutorial
on her web site
 Alyssa is a wonderful teacher
and shared with us several ways to make the 
Cross Stitch block.
Her preferred method is to use a 
glue/ baste technique.
 A Cross Stitch block
can be placed in many different type of  settings.
Alyssa gave us a pattern for a simple heart shape.
 Slice and Insert method
 Once the block is made,
it can be trimmed down to the needed size.
Thank you Alyssa for sharing your talents and skills with us!
 It's really a lot of fun to be part of the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild
Denise and Shanyn provided the most delicious treats
this month.
I'm not sure how many total members we have 
but about 33 attended our June meeting.
We met at ETC. 
a cute scrapbook and quilting store in Mesa.
Of course I had to do a little shopping after the meeting was over.
I'm really trying to use what I have,
but needed 
a few turquoise/ aqua
Fat Quarters to add to my stash.
I was especially excited to find a piece 
of Gracie Girl (with the navy circles)
designed by my friend Lori Holt/ Bee In My Bonnet  !