Busy, busy……………….

Is what the gals were at this month’s quilt group gathering. We met yesterday, one week later than our normal date, because of…………yup, you guessed it!….a snow storm last week!!!!

As usual, there were many who got going bright and early (the room is open at 8:30 a.m.) on the day’s project. Judy was showing the gals how to make a small paper pieced flower name tag and there were some who were doing that and some other stitchings. Just a great time to catch up on each one’s life happenings with a good cuppa!S.G. Quilt 001  Paper piecing has piqued the interest of several of our gals…….”apple core” (foreground) and a larger hexie color wheel are the most recent projects.

S.G. Quilt 002 

The “Shadow Box” quilt top on the table was brought so Carol could get some quilting suggestions…….and, of course, we obliged!!!!!

S.G. Quilt 004

S.G. Quilt 003S.G. Quilt 005

Faye has been focusing on her rug hooking these days.

S.G. Quilt 007  Although not complete, Ruthie’s little barn quilt piecing has much to look at and the details are amazing!

S.G. Quilt 010  Levora (center) never ceases to amaze us with her accomplishments each month. She is, by far, our most senior member!

S.G. Quilt 011S.G. Quilt 013  Some are still stuck in “snow mode” and are stash busting (above)!

S.G. Quilt 017S.G. Quilt 019  Sorry, for the blur!!!!!!

S.G. Quilt 022

This bag trio was beautifully done!!!

S.G. Quilt 023

We all agreed that these South American, lace edged, dish towels were almost too pretty to use!!!!!!

S.G. Quilt 024

Another “Shadow Box” soon to be gifted.

S.G. Quilt 025  A QOV top ready for sandwiching…..

S.G. Quilt 027  And a completed QOV.

S.G. Quilt 030S.G. Quilt 032  This is a raffle quilt a nearby quilt group is selling tickets for. Awesome!!!!!!

S.G. Quilt 033S.G. Quilt 034S.G. Quilt 035S.G. Quilt 036 

These last 2 quilts were picked up at a sale. They are in extremely bad condition…..very few salvageable sections….and were “give-aways”…………………..S.G. Quilt 038

S.G. Quilt 039   This second quilt is from the late ‘30’s.

These next photos show blocks made from the short-cut technique where 2 fabric blocks are sewn together on all 4 edges, right sides facing, cut diagonally both directions and pressed open for 4 quick half-square triangles. These are sewn together to form a large pinwheel. The block is cut again….2” & 1/8” either side of the center stitching (vertically and horizontally) and arranged in several options. S.G. Quilt 043S.G. Quilt 044

Note:This quick method produces 4 half-square triangle blocks that have bias outer edges, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem, if handled somewhat gently. If anyone is interested in a better tutorial, just leave me a comment and I will post one.

That’s it for this time. Errands to do today but maybe some quilting time later. Stay tuned………………………

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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18 Responses to Busy, busy……………….

  1. LB says:

    The comfort of sitting there in a room warm with friendship, working, talking, catching up … such a nice image

  2. Jackie says:

    I love love love that barn piece, so cool! I also thought the bags were nice, they would be fun to tote around 🙂 thanks for sharing all the photo’s looks like you girls have a lot of fun!

  3. witchylin says:

    Looking forward to seeing the tutorial Doreen. Thanks for offering to do one.
    How busy the ladies are and what wonderful work they turn out. You all look like you are having a great time.

  4. KrisR says:

    Thanks for the quick tutorial on those HST blocks, Doreen. The giving group (AQWL) that I belong to did the larger HST blocks last month but the little twist/2nd cut you provided pumps it up a notch! Looking forward to some play time with the idea.

  5. Lots of hands have been hard at work over your way! Love that raffle quilts – what a prize that would be to win!! Yes please to the tutorial – I’m intrigued!

  6. mtetar says:

    Time spent well worth it. Blessings, Mtetar

  7. Karen says:

    lots of show and tell – thanks for sharing it is always so nice to see what others are making

  8. As always, I am impressed by the creative work of this group. Such talent and great ideas. I can only imagine the fun you all have when you are together. Thank you for sharing this art with us. Love.

    • treadlemusic says:

      It does make a body’s head spin a bit,though. I usually attend the morning sessions with coffee cup in hand (unless I’m the one doing the workshop!!!!). Have a great day!!!!!!!

  9. Jeanne says:

    What a neat group! So much inspiration and they accomplish so much!

    • treadlemusic says:

      There are enough in the “retired”/not working position that a ton of sewing gets done each month……This group has always been this way (even when the majority had full time jobs……mostly night shifts!).

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