Fat Stacks in September

We had another great Fat Stacks class yesterday at Village Fabric Shop.  So many pretty things.

Jennifer started us off with her Denyse Schmidt Christmas Trees quilt.  Gina Allen quilted this for her.


IMG_6008The back.  She used voile; my favorite!

IMG_6009Jennifer’s original design Christmas tree skirt, also quilted by Gina Allen.  Jennifer is ready for Christmas 2015!!

IMG_6011Diana made several bags from the great Noodlehead tutorials.  So pretty.  Several people have used laminate to make their bags waterproof.

IMG_6012Carole won this one in our giveaway.  Thanks again Diana!

IMG_6013Check out the Village Fabric Shop charm zipper pull.  Love it!

IMG_6016Diana also made these great pincushions using Jaybird Quilts’ Sidekick ruler.   She filled them with crushed walnut shells.   She bought those at a pet store.  Who knew?

IMG_6014Here’s the show stopper.  Laura Davies took my Serendipity Sampler class several months ago.  I taught her how to hand applique.  She made the first block, quilted it and bound it to use as a wall hanging.  It finished 24″ square.  Insanely good.  Laura has a beautiful blog.

IMG_5863 (1)Here’s a picture I received from her before she bound it.  So proud of you Laura!

IMG_6017Tillie and Carole made Diva Wallets with Paula and Debbie.  Now that sounds like a party!  Well done ladies!  Carole said she used Pellon 809 Decor Bond for her “insides.”

IMG_6018Here’s Carole’s mini hand appliqued eagle.  Pieced 2″ square background.  Carole has some work hanging at 4th Street Art and Frame here in Winston-Salem.

IMG_6019Here’s Nod to Mod.  I made this for Village Fabric Shop’s Shop Hop.  Used a pattern from Quilt for Keeps. (Amy has the books.)

IMG_6020Karen Thompson quilted it for the shop.  Her original design panto is called Lollipop.  Love it!  Thank you Karen!

IMG_6025Tinted Mason jars.  We have all kinds of show and tell in Fat Stacks!  I’m using these for our son’s rehearsal dinner as centerpieces for the tables.  (The wedding is at the end of September.)  Go check out the tutorial I found on Pinterest.  It really does work!

IMG_6028I used a Celebrate Creativity tutorial  on mitered napkins.  They are also a part of the RD centerpieces.  🙂  I used gray Essex linen and lots of spray starch.  I’ll post some centerpiece pictures next month.

Here are the pictures from our Sew Mama Sew Improv block of the month.  Not easy.  Great blocks!


Carole’s monochromatic gray.IMG_6037Jennifer’s wonky wonderful chartreuse.IMG_6041Paula’s Tula.
DSCN4322Martha Claire’s.  Love!

20150901_095135Joan’s.  Great job!

IMG_5972Gina finished quilting my Sampler top from Sew Mama Sew.  Amazing!


Quilting really does make the quilt!  Thank you Gina.

See you next month!






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