Monday, December 28, 2015

Susan Cleveland Workshop

Recently our Possum Town Quilters had a workshop with Susan Cleveland. She shared her Bodacious Big Thread Applique & More class with us.

I really like her dresden fan quilt.

The variety in placement and color make this quilt appealing to me.

And then these small quilts are her samples that she brought for our class.

She showed us many other quilts and explained different techiniques with us.

Here are some of our Possum Town Quilter's getting started on their own projects.




And this is my version of her three daisies.

Seven of us completed our quilts in time for our Christmas party.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Bonnie Hunter Allietare Mystery Quilt

I sewed all day today catching up on Bonnie Hunter's Allietare Mystery Quilt. 

It's been fun laying out the units on my design wall. 

Turning, flipping, and changing the units around.

But, who knows? It's a mystery and it may just turn into a medallion.

Creations by Nina-Marie  

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Possum Town Quilter's Christmas Party

There was an array of goodies provided by everyone.

Brenda, Terri, Terry, Eva Marie, Tonya, Carla
Diane with Autumn Leaves

Brenda & Patti, similar but different!
 Terry and her Sampler

Brenda and her Sampler

Eva Marie. I think this is only the 2nd quilt she has make.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Family Time

I have only cut a few pieces of clue 4 of Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt.


Since Dustin, Gina and Bryce came for a week long visit all the way from Caliornia, we took the time for lots of family activities.

Each one of these Grands has a special place in my heart!

Joel's getting the hang of playing the didgeridoo. Sheila said if he keeps up the practice he should never need a c-pap! Interested? Check out this video of Joe Schultz.

Quinten reads "The Little Engine That Could" to ready listeners.

This puzzle is a lot harder to put together than it looks.

Tina & Gina share Dec. 16 birthdays!

Craig & Ang
  

Rusty & Quinten

Gina made fresh cinnamon rolls for our enjoyment.

Ashton & Amy

Joel & Sheila & family

Dustin, Gina, and Bryce

Quinten & Evie and family

Honey Bun and Yours Truly

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Mystery Quilt, Alleteria and Guests

Now that I'm caught up with the clues for this year's "Alleteria"  mystery quilt,

I decided to work on my "Grand Illusion."

This is my block.

And I think this was the last picture I took of setting the blocks together.

And now today when I pulled all the parts and pieces out it looks like a "Grand Mess!"

I think I'll be working on this for a while.

Take a look at all the other Alleteria quilts on Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Monday link up.

















Also linking to "Design Wall Monday."

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Recent guests in our home have been:
Paul's folks, Amy and Ashton

Craig & Angie, Tina, and Josiah with Angie's sister Renee.

"Fred"

Paul's sister Rhoda & Lanell and family with school teacher Terrell.

Ashton turned 7.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Mystery Quilt and Fiber Art Tutorial for "Ablaze"

... as a Quilter

I've been working on the Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt trying to keep up with the clues each week. I've only made a few of the units but thought I'd put together at least a little something for my picture. Of course I don't know what the ending blocks will look like. It's a mystery! Click HERE to see what others are doing with the mystery quilt.

I made this small piece of fiber art as a gift for our guild's annual Christmas party. I call it "Ablaze" and it's small, only 7"X10."

I marked the fabric on the left into 1 1/8" grid on the diagonal and cut the fabric on the right that has fusible on it into 1" squares.


 The squares were arranged and fused to the background leaving 1/4" space to see the background.

 It was then layered with backing and batting and heavily quilted with lines +/- 1/8" apart.

Then I drew a tree on paper, traced it to black fabric with fusible, cut it out, and ironed it to the quilted background.

Next I cut small squares for the leaves and fused them on to the branches and quilted over the tree with dark thread.

I faced the piece, labeled it, and made a hanger for it.

"Ablaze"


Linking to:
Creations by Nina-Marie    
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