Monday, September 5, 2016

August 2016 Meeting

Thank you Caren for hosting in August and sharing your home.  Also, thank you to Nancy for helping with the lunch!! It was all wonderful. Next month we are meeting at Lenette's.  We will be sewing the bags that will hold all the items we've been collecting for homeless men.  We still need more deodorant, body washes, candy and gum. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 28th at 10am.

Here are the show and tell pictures from our meeting:

This is a quilt made for refugeess, handquilted by Maurene, Caren and Jeannie. The top was donated by Donna Jesson, a former member of our group.

Darla made this flannel quilt and will use it as a travel quilt in her camper, replacing the quilt she'd had in there for 30 years! :)

Darla also crocheted these hats and they will be put into the homeless bags.

Julia made this fun quilt for her granddaughter. There is pink minky on the back.
Julia used the Accuquilt to cut out the shapes, sewed them to bonding, turned them and then appliqued the "orange peels" on by machine.  The white squares are a charm pack pre cut.  This quilt was quilted by Tracey Braithwaite.

Emily made this baby quilt using tumbler blocks and cutting them out using the accuquilt.
Rachel made this star quilt using a pattern from Missouri Star Quilts.

Diane pulled this flimsy out of the closet, happily getting it layered, quilted and bound in one day! When adding binding, Diane uses the machine binding tutorial from cluck cluck sew. She also used a tool called the Hera Marker to mark the quilting lines.  This baby quilt is made of Sherbet Pips fabric.

Diane also made this quilt for her neice using fabrics from Hobby Lobby. The squares are cut at 6 1/2".
Diane made this baby blanket using the Missouri Star Quilts tutorial for a self binding baby blanket.
These are minky fabrics.

Another self binding quilt made of flannels.

Jeri made this drunkard's path and circles quilt.  Beautiful colors!

Caren's granddaughter made this journal with an attached zipper pocket. We should do this for a quilt group meeting some time!
Rachel made this quilt using a jelly roll.

Jean made this ice skates quilt. The appliqué is raw edge/by machine.

And Jean also made this "Park Lane at Christmas" quilt.

This flower and charm pack quilt was made by Jean.

Caren showed us this doll that her friend Frances made. She is making one for each great grandchild

Caren shared an easy way to make this cute pumpkin.

Corrie is making these 16" blocks from Lori Holt's website.  This would be a fun block to use for an exchange.

Jeannie brought her finished Pizza Box quilt.  These blocks were done by us members.  Can you find the one you made?!  Carolanna Mellon quilted it.
Emily made this baby quilt of hexagons


Cream Puffs
Add 1/4 pound butter to 1 cup boiling water in saucepan.  Stir until butter is melted.  Add 1 cup flour and 1/4 tsp. salt all at once.  Stir vigorously until smooth and forms a soft ball that doesn't separate.  Cool slightly (about 5 minutes).  Add 4 eggs, one at a time and beat well until dough is smooth.  Drop by tablespoons full onto greased (or parchment lined) baking sheet.  Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes and then at 325 for 25 minutes.  Cool completely.  Carefully slice top off and fill cream puff with pudding and Cool Whip mixture.  Replace top.  Keep refrigerated.
Homemade rolls served with delicious homemade jams!

Veggies and dips.

Italian Pasta Salad

Cook 1/2 pound rotini pasta.  Drain and cool.  Add three or four chopped tomatoes, 1/4 pound mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes, four or five chopped basil leaves, three tablespoons cider vinegar, and three tablespoons light olive oil.  Mix well.  Chill an hour before serving.  Adjust the amount of basil, vinegar and oil as needed.

Fruit salad with mint!

Green salad

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

July Meeting 2016

Another fun month of show and tell, visiting and eating for the Material Girls of Idaho. Thank you, Maurene for hosting our group.  Next month (August) we are meeting at Caren's on the 31st. Also Jeri is hoping to have all of us at her cabin the third week in October for a Material Girls retreat. Check your calendars. 
Here are the pics:

 Susan showed us recent quilt tops she is working on
Waltzing With Bears pattern...wall quilt
 Close up of quilt top
Jean made this coiled purse
She took a class to learn to make this bag at Quilt Crossing.
Everyone admired it immensely.

Corrie made this half square triangle quilt.
Corrie also made this top...great colors--but, antlers coming out of women's heads!?
Corrie made these "bagettes"

These gray, red, white and black squares are made by Diane S. They are from the Splendid Sampler quilt a long, which is sponsored on line by Pat Sloan. The upper right block is paper pieced. The lower block is foundation pieced made of selvages.
Diane made this cute dress for her granddaughter. It is a pattern from a book.
Diane created this pincushion from inspiration on the crazy mom quilts blog.
It lies along the front of the sewing machine, very handy spot for sticking pins while sewing. It is filled with crushed walnut shells. The dimensions are 2.5" by 8"
This pincushion was a free kit from a quilt store in Logan, Utah, during the Utah shop hop. Diane was able to get this kit and sew it up.  Again, stuffed with crushed walnut shells.
 Julia made this Watcha bag
 Here are some of the free row by row patterns given out at local quilt shops

Jeri saw a fun quilt at the Logan quilt show called a 3-portrait quilt. Here are the directions for making the 3-n-1 quilt. Or you can check it out here.
 Monica used all scraps and fat quarters to make this quilt
 Maurene made this baby quilt
 Maurene is finishing this quilt from a top she received and will be donating it to a girls home.
 Darla showed us how she puts satin binding on quilts. She buys the satin binding and attaches it using a decorative stitch on her machine and zigzags the mitered corners.  Thanks for the instruction on that!

Yummy Lunch

Cranberry Slaw
6 cups shredded cabbage,  1 cup dried cranberries,1 cup  chopped walnuts (optional). 1/2 cup red onion chopped, 1/2 cup celery,  1 cup sliced red pepper.      
Dressing:    1/2 cup mayo 2 T deli mustard.  2T honey. 1/2 tsp salt  1/2 tsp fresh pepper. 
 Tip for watermelon that isn't sweet, just add a little sugar on top. It dissolves right in and sweetens it up.
Paradise Cake (not shown)
1 can mandarin oranges with juice
4 eggs
1/2 c. oil
1 pkg white or yellow cake mix with pudding
Mix together. Oranges will break up. Add one pkg white or yellow cake mix with pudding to above. Then divide so you have a two layer cake (Maurene uses 9x13 so the layers are the same)
Bake at 350 for 15 min or until done.
20oz. pineapple, crushed with juice
3 oz. pkg instant vanilla pudding
8oz. cool whip
Mix pineapple with pudding, then fold in cool whip and spread on cake. Can add coconut.