Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Quilty Stars

This is the 'Quilty Stars' block we would like you to complete for June/July comfort block activity. The block is fast and fun. It works out to be 16.5 " so makes a nice sized finished quilt. I'm sure if we get enough blocks back, we can likely make two quilts. 

You can see on my block, I chose to 'fussy cut' the center, but you don't need to. The center is 4.5" so you can use up your charm squares. Please use a light center. We would like you to use shades of whites/creams and bright colors. Please be as scrappy as you can. 

Sew the two to the side of the center block and then the top and bottom to make a bigger square. 

The triangles are easy ... I like to cut mine much bigger and then trim to size. They will be trimmed to 4.5" as well. In this diagram, you can see that out of one block, you get two matches - best to make two blocks then or share with a friend so you can keep it scrappy. 

Take your two square and lay them right sides together, draw a pencil line down the center and then sew 1/4" away from the line on each side. Cut up the center, press to the dark and trim to size. Voila! 

Pick 4 side blocks and get a nice layout together 

Then, sew, sew, sew! It took me about an hour to dig through my stash, iron, cut and sew up two blocks. 
The blocks are rather addicting so be warned. If you are on instagram, there are lots of posts with these finished quilts ... #quiltystarsal (quilty stars sew along) or #quiltystarsquilt

PS: you can tell Rae made this block because of the kitty cats! 

Rae made up these beauties. 

Here is the finished project. This is a quilt I made Darby in the fall. It was made all with scraps. As you can see, the scrappier the better. I had fun cutting up some of my favorite fabrics that I had been saving. Twelve blocks with sashing and borders make a good size twin. 

I hope you love this block as much as us! If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 

~Sheri & Rae 

More to Share ....

This is a lovely quilt made by Gladys. She says it matches the pillows she made last year. Funny, usually the pillows come after the quilt ... 

Helen made this sweet puppy dog panel quilt 

Sandra made this sweet mini using the quick curve ruler. She is doing a great job with the quilting!

Zoom meeting is tonight. Please keep sending your show and tell pictures my way .... sheri-lyn-fox@hotmail.com


Monday, 25 May 2020

Show & Tell

Here's a bit of eye candy for you to enjoy! 

I will occasionally post show and tell as it comes in .... 

This is a lovely log cabin quilt made by Peg. A lovely gift for a grand daughter's graduation. 

Sandra dug deep to finish off a couple of old WIP's .. I love the cat photo bomb. Its not clear if she is amused or unhappy.

Sandra has been doing a wonderful job with her free form quilting.

Keep sending me your goodies!

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

May - Virtual Meeting

Our guild met last night via Zoom meeting and it was really wonderful to see everyone and connect again! I think we were all pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to get together and to have so many ladies join was great. We had 24 members connect last night! 

Many members have been cooped up for two months and really making some wonderful quilts! We decided to continue with our blog and share our wonderful show and tell!

I have been busy busting my stash and made two small throws. ( I just had one fabric diet slip up and ordered some fabric online!) 

Gladys is our place mat queen. They get prettier with every new set. 

Phyllis has been a busy quilter ....

These sweet baby giraffes were made by Yvonne and gifted to a sweet little girl.

Dallas tackled this big monster - she dares to call herself a beginner! 

No one makes more than Helen ... 

Lorna was busy this winter with these two beautiful quilts

And Rae had a productive winter in BC

These two quilts are made with the 'Home Quarter' pattern by our pals Kathy & Lori

 Sandra finally finished her tea pots! Lovely

And tulips to tease us that spring should be here!

Please forward any of your show and tell pictures to me and I'll post them up here ...



Friday, 20 March 2020

March Meeting

We have an itty bitty show and tell to share for March. Many thanks to Eileen for leading a demo on one of her favorite blocks from her year long project. 

 Dallas shows off a beautiful throw

Gladys with more lovely placemats

Phyl with a sweet quilt for a little boy

I can't wait to meet up again! We are going to have lots to share .... keep quilting friends.

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Moving Forward

We have made the decision to hold off on anymore quilting related gatherings for the next two months. The April retreat, meeting and UFO will be cancelled. Time will tell us how to proceed further. We shall regroup in May to make further decisions.

Please keep sewing! Please keep making, creating, dreaming and loving everything about your life!

Think of the show and tell we will have this spring! I can't wait.


Keep moving, get some sunshine and keep your pins sharp!

Sunday, 15 March 2020

March Meeting

Our regular scheduled meeting will take place this Tuesday at the United Church. I plan to be there and hope many of you do as well. If you are unwell or unsure, please look to the government of Manitoba website and follow our local regional health authority recommendations. I have included the link for MB updates here from Shared Health ....

Its a wonderful time to be a fabric hoarder!