Friday, January 18, 2013

The Lil' Twister: Rules

The twister rumble started a couple of months ago when Nancy came to visit the Piney Hills Guild meeting.  She brought her twister quilt as a tease.  She won!   Ten of us twisted and shouted yesterday.

#1 Debbie's almost completed twister trimmed to perfection with the 8" twister ruler.  

#2 Marty's little twister, auditioning borders....I think the Kaffe Fassett 'oriental trees' will do the trick.  

 #3 Carolyn's twister blocks and border next to her finished twister in Valentine theme fabric.  She found a most exciting way to add another border but we'll just have to wait on that.  

#4 Susan's before and after had the group drooling over her fabric choices.  So, so pretty!

#5  We all loved the way Jean lined her fabric colors on the diagonal.  Her den decor will be twisted to perfection with the addition of this beauty.  Just one more row to go Jean.
#6  Scrumptious doesn't even begin to describe Judy's shades of green and purple.  Wow power!

#7  Oh, the beauty of black and cream.  Gene's Lil' Twister was magical.   After Gene adds a couple of more rows  this will be an I-can't-keep-my-eyes-off-you kind of table topper or wall hanging.  

#8 Ooooo, fresh, inviting, Spring.  Gladys wants it to get here soon with all that flower power.

#9 Mary's fabrics in shades of rust, red, orange and gold will certainly make her Autumn dining table setting sing a joyous song.  
#10......she's little, but Shirley's twister speaks volumes in shades of black, gray, ecru and ivory.  What a nice   mix of polka dots and stripes.  

Yep, we twisted and shouted and sang hallelujahs to Nancy for giving us the jump-start on using the Lil' Twister.  

Friday, January 11, 2013

We Quilted The Rainy Day Blues Away

It was a meeting to love....the Piney Hills Quilt Guild in Ruston, where we make a lot of quilts and show and tell even more.

Like Mary's umbrella. She painstakingly took each rib out so she could hoop the sections to embroidery a grandchild's name or memento.

 and here is Kay juggling her Christmas stockings:  community service at work. 

and more Christmas stockings ready to make a child happy next year.  Carolyn makes Christmas stockings  year round so there will be plenty on hand to be filled with holiday love.

and Gene makes pillowcases for herself and friends - 
oh, and how about these totes....It's a case of one is never enough! 

and hot pads made for a special occasion to give away as door prizes....I'd love to be walking through that door.  

Oh, we do make quilts too.  Here's Kay with  a child's quilt - 

and the blue starry one for her daughter.  

Gladys has been busy making kids' quilts: 

and Kay whipped this one up using an Eleanor Burns method of sewing strips together in a tube - A Quilt In A Day

Shirley is taking great advantage of the free block of the month on Craftsy .   It's a sampler block sew along with Laura Nownes.  
Let's join in!  

Saturday, January 5, 2013

When a quilter makes a calendar ~

January 2013 Quilters Calendar

A Violet Craft fabric design she calls Madrona Road.  It is so perfectly modern.  I've used all this along with some Kona solids for my Malka Dubrawsky design hexagon quilt.  Her book 'Fresh Quilting'  is the perfect gallery of fearless color, design and inspiration.   Twenty-Thirteen is here to stay....for at least 11 more months. 

Madrona Road fabric challenge quilt:  Malka Dubrawsky pattern

Save the Dates:  NELA Modern Quilt Guild meeting @ Quilt N' Stitch backroom.  Meeting starts at 12 p.m. and we sit and sew until 4 p.m.  We are new, modern and growing.  Come visit. 

NELA Quilt Guild luncheon/meeting.  West Monroe Senior Center on North 7th Street.  11 a.m.

Jefferson, Texas:  10th Annual Jefferson Quilt Show January 25-27.  Visit the Jefferson Quilt Show website for show details, vendors and directions.