Thursday, March 1, 2012

Feb. 2012-5 Minute Bread, Italian Cream Cupcakes

February 29, 2012 Leap Year Day!
Lori Schroath was our host for this meeting. The day started off with a thunder storm, hail and snow. We were glad we could still have quilt group!
Here are the show and tells from this meeting.
A completed donation square top. This quilt was sewn together by Diane Spackman with the help of friend Michiko Hardy. Sewing these together with another is enjoyable~one can sew, one can pin. This top will be tied and donated.
Diane's cathedral windows and a link included for an easy tutorial.
Diane won this pin cushion online, but what she likes most is the cute jar.
Kelley, from Alaska and visiting with us for the first time shows us her round robin quilt from her Alaskan quilt group. Each quilter added a new border.

Rachel's material flowers.
Rachel's quilt with wool flowers.
Close up.
Rachel's chicken quilt.
Nancy's baby boy quilt made from 2 charm packs or the Reunion line by Sweetwater. The back of this quilt is a flannel. This quilt is for Nancy's niece.
Lenette's blue and white Floridian quilt.
Back of quilt.
Lenette's hand crocheted pillowcases.
Jeri's wool table topper.

Kelley's quilt top. This was pieced from a jelly roll.
Kelley's scrappy quilt~half square triangles
Kelley's heart quilt.

Close up. Notice that the heart is visible because of the quilting design, not the piecing.
Monica's apron that she made and gave as gifts for those who helped at her daughter's wedding reception. The flower is detachable with a snap.
Lori's wool table topper.
Lori's wool table runner.
Lori's star quilt that she's hand quilting.
Back of Lori's star quilt. She hand embroidered the words.
Lori's felted wool ball. She uses it in the dryer to speed the drying process and as a toy.
Our project for the day, a pattern by Rachel and Lori from their newly formed company called The Cackling Hens.
We exchanged wool squares so we can make this table topper. Thank you for the pattern!
Lori demonstrated the wool dying process. So easy! Here's the link to the full tutorial from an earlier post.

For lunch we had hot soup, yummy artisan bread made using the 5-minute method in this book.
Then we topped everything off with these beautiful Italian Cream Cupcakes made by Lori.
This recipe is found on the  website next time ---(March 21)...see you then.

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