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PROJECTS BY JUDY KLEIN
Comments by Judy
This is my newest pattern from Donna Poster. This took some thought, wondering how I would create the borders. I finally decided to just keep it as a hexagon, sewing one border on at a time, trimming it even with the next side and proceeding this way. I also added a tiny 1/4" peach flange as a border. I grew fond of this pattern and intend to use it as my Christmas Hostess gift pattern next Christmas
This was my first attempt at using the Whirling Cabin pattern. I appreciated the versatility of this pattern; using 4 colors as a true whirl or using 7 as a whirling box. I have a variety of purples in my stash, so it was no trouble choosing contrasting purples for this small table runner. I could hardly wait to make the next table runner, using more colors in the box fashion
FAN IN RUSTS/BROWNS--31"
I love dark colors, low contrast. I wasn't sure these colors would work, being so dark, but why not? I had just returned from the big show in Paducah and came back with great darks using most of them in this table runner. It is one of my favorites. I sewed the blocks by hand on a road trip to Wisconsin. What a great way to pass the time--avoid being a backseat driver and be productive also.
PINEAPPLE IN TEALS/RUSTS--39" X 18"
While traveling to South Dakota camping with my sister and husband, I created this "truck" project. I packed all the fabrics except the teal border. We visited a winery in Rapid City that just happen to have a quilt store next door. So, you wonder, did I hit the wine or the quilt store first? WRONG! I RAN to the quilt store and found this wonderful teal batik, perfect for the first border. My sister and brother-in-law were shocked at how fast I could move and it wasn't even for free samples...of wine that is. Hit the winery after.
WHIRLING CABIN IN DECORATOR PRINTS
Here are some decorator prints--very small swatches from a design book. There wasn't much variation in the prints, but I wanted to experiment. The effect turned out quite subtle.
PROJECTS BY SANDRA RENNE
The first project I ever sewed was a Foldy Stuff pillow. Next I made my first quilt; a stack-n-wack with a matching foldy pillow. I made these in Naples,Fl in 2002
Sandra has an interesting website---Cotton-picking.com
PROJECTS BY JOANN TESKA
HEXAGON IN BLUES AND PEACH--24"
FAN TABLERUNNER IN HAWAIIAN FABRICS
WHIRLING CABIN IN PURPLES--18"
COURTHOUSE STEPS IN BLUE/RUST---53" X 20"
Gathering dust in a quilt shop, I discovered a kit with fabrics and a pattern in the "clearance closet." A real find!! The pattern was nothing to write home about but the fabrics were all coordinated--perfect for this project. I sewed them by hand in waiting rooms of hospitals, clinics, doctors offices. To my delight, I had admirers, men and woman, curious to see what I was up to. Even avid quilters had never seen a technique quite like this. It sparked lots of interest--and wonderful conversations with once strangers.
PINEAPPLE TABLERUNNER IN GREEN AND PURPLE
20" X 59"
This table runner was one of my early quilting experiences. My favorite colors tend to be in hues of purple and green. The pattern conveys a look of difficulty, but, secretly, it wasn't. My husband has a taste for the arts and suggested the green triangles on the ends. It does set off the detail in the squares nicely. Husbands are always right. (?)
PROJECTS BY MARTY POST
This was my first quilting project using the Foldy Stuff Fan pattern. This design creates unique and lovely gifts. I kept this quilt for myself as most of the fabrics were a gift from a friend vacationing in Hawaii. I opted not to use sashing between my squares this time and am please with the effect. The fabrics all have gold glitter running through them offering a subtle glow
PROJECTS BY SALLY RICKERMAN
ST PATRICK'S DAY COURTHOUSE STEPS TABLERUNNER--17" SQUARE
A friend suggested I try the Courthouse Steps foldy-stuff technique. She really felt I could accomplish this. I, the doubting Thomas, was amazed when I pulled it off. This sample is my first attempt: learning rotary cutting, quarter-inch seams, borders, quilting, batting; the works. Being a quilting novice, I have to thank my late husband for encouraging me to hang in there. Both he and my friend know I had it in me.
Comments by Sally
EASTER COURTHOUSE STEPS TABLERUNNER--17 1/2" SQUARE
What a joy working with all the wonderful Easter fabrics in this tablerunner. I altered the Courthouse Steps appearance by making squares out of assorted fabrics. I was pleased with the effect. I skipped the batting to help stabilize tableware.
COURTHOUSE STEPS IN WINES AND GREENS--19" SQUARE
Rich wines and subtle greens are some of my favorite choices in decor. This runner has the "radiating squares effect" instead of the traditional Courthouse Step look. The "wine bottle" fabric added a bit more interest.
WHIRLING CABIN IN GREENS--18" SQUARE
It was time to graduate to a new pattern: Whirling Cabin. I found it just as delightful to work with, even though there were templates (a new technique for me to learn). I am now becoming a little more confident and venturing out further in the art of quiltmaking.
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PROJECTS BY JODY BEITZEL
Comments by Jody
I made these Amish-style foldy stuff quilts for my daughters first year at college. She says it's a majic quilt; she falls asleep right away snuggled underneath. Also, her friends signed in the "secret" center panel of some of the blocks. The mini blocks were used in the borders. I'll bring this to Hershey for show-n-tell.
QUILT BY CINDY HERRBOLDT
Cindy's niece, Tonya, is holding the quilt
During a show you showed that there are literally dozens of ways the blocks of the Peaks design can be arranged. When I had the blocks completed, I was laying them out in different patterns trying to get the one I preferred. My husband came in and rearranged them into the format he thought was "right." When my niece came over, I told her the story about how he thinks he put me on the right track and would take credit for the style of the quilt....surely, he did just as I predicted. I heard him telling my neice that it was all "wrong" before he set me straight. My neice and I now have this private family joke about him being the true quilt designer in the house.
Mr. Donna here: Way to go, husband, you're my kind of man. I do the same in my house all the time.