Monday, October 16, 2017

Sept 2017

Carolanna hosted our meeting in September and Diane helped with the food. It was so fun seeing Carolanna again after a little hiatus and to see her cute little girl! Next month on Oct. 25th, Jeannie will be hosting. Here is our show and tell and a demo of soap making from Carolanna.


Nancy F. added cute rickrack to these dish towels.

Carolanna made this cute quilt for her daughter.

Carolanna also made this blessing quilt for her daughter. She quilted it and used minky on the back.

Carolanna made this half square quilt and did the free form quilting on it.

Cindy made this camping quilt. She made her own pattern using clip art and used a projector to make the sizes she needed.

Nancy C. made this pumpkin quilt using a quick curve ruler. The pattern is from Sew Kind of Wonderful:Mini Pumpkins

Nancy C. made this flying geese quilt using the 4 at a time, no waste method. She used vintage sheets to make it.

Kathi helped her daughter make this signature quilt for their Bishop who had suffered a stroke. His favorite team is BYU!

Nancy C. made this over the shoulder bag.

Diane's daughter made this kid's parade pillow.

Diane also made this 4th of July pillow using a patriotic quilt block.
Diane also made these English paper pieced balls for her grand kids. The pattern came from the Abby Glassenberg website: WhileSheNaps

Robyn used the Accuquilt to make this triangle quilt. She used Quilter's Dream batting with minky on the back. It is for her granddaughter.

Monica finished her Sew Together bag.


Some of Carolanna's recipes for soap making

Carolanna's display of soaps for sale.

Mixing all the ingredients and creating a fun design

Cute soaps for sale

This soap loaf looks good enough to eat.


Grilled chicken apple pecan salad

Saturday, September 2, 2017

August 2017

Fun August meeting at Nancy's house. Thanks to Nancy and Lenette for hosting!! It was great. Coming up is the Boise Basin Quilt Show. Read all about it at the BBQ website.

Nancy started things off with her demonstration of different methods for making flying geese. The first method is the tradition which is cutting a background rectangle and adding two squares to the corners by stitching diagonally. The tip for those is to stitch a little closer to the point on the background rather than directly on the diagonal line.
Nancy challenged each of us to make something using any of the flying geese methods and then bring it to our October meeting.

 This second method is from Jenny Doan with Missouri Star Quilt Company. It's called a one seam flying geese.

 This next method is using a paper roll and doing paper piecing. Nancy bought her rolls through where she found the best prices. They come in different sizes depending on what you need for your quilt.

This last method is Nancy's favorite. She learned how to do it with a tutorial from Connecting Threads. It's the "No waste" tutorial. The first tutorial on that link shows the traditional method, so read further down for the "No Waste" method.

Also she loves using this ruler to mark her quarter inch seam lines. It's called a quick quarter.

We also brought a lot of the finished pillowcases which we are donating to the children's wing at St. Luke's Hospital. Here are some of them:

 Here are the pics from our show and tell:
Nancy made this baby quilt the eight at a time half square triangle method. Here is a tutorial on how to do it.

Susan made this Christmas wool applique quilt

 Susan also made this batik star quilt

Darla made these two deer quilts to give to a nursing home

Lenette used the Accuquilt to make these BSU tumblers. 

Jeri made this strip bag

Robyn made this Civil War quilt using flying geese for the star points.
Nancy made this as a Mystery Quilt class.

 Nancy and Lenette made us a "Back to School" lunch!

 A variety of peanut butters

 Our shy lunch ladies!
 We even got chocolate milk. What a treat!
 Carrot salad