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It’s September!

IMG_9159Here’s a wedding signature quilt that Deborah is making for her daughter.  She bordered each of the blocks in Denyse Schmidt’s fabric.  She used the huge design board at Trailer Stash Fabrics to plan it.  Her daughter will love it!IMG_9157

Just hooked a new appliquer.  This is a perfect bubble.  Jane is “living on the edge.”IMG_9158

“Let me see the back of your work.”  HAHA  Nice straight stitches on the back lead to invisible stitches on the front.IMG_9155I love it when my beginners just move forward.  Second quilt for Jane from Skip the Borders.  Yay!IMG_9129We were intrigued with Jennifer’s quilt.  Laminated back.IMG_9127Quilted by Karen Thompson.  Ice cream cone pantograph.  Very fun!IMG_9126

Here’s Gaye’s t-shirt quilt.  Nicely done!IMG_9116Carole’s latest log cabin.  I LOVE THIS.IMG_9113

Her newest sewing machine cover.IMG_9112A wall hanging for her husband.IMG_9111Her “Sew Mama Sew” modern sampler top.  Wow!IMG_9108One more log cabin.  Show worthy.IMG_9117Diana’s Alison Glass sampler.  If you like to embroider, these samplers are great.  The design is pre-printed; no drama trying to get it ready to stitch.  Layer the pattern with a backing fabric and you don’t have to worry about knots or shadowing as you stitch.  These are available at Village Fabric Shop.

img_9187Diana also tried stitching on a fat quarter of Alison Glass’s black and white fabric.  This looked great!  Gina has this out at Trailer Stash.img_9189Carole’s almost finished tuffet for her granddaughter.  img_9191

Jennifer’s FINISHED paper pieced quilt.  Yay!!img_9193

Her zippered bag for her La Passacaglia stuff.img_9194Inside.  No more zip lock bags for Jennifer!img_9199This is an armchair caddy she made.  Love the fabric choices!img_9205Alison’s first attempt at paper piecing.  Nicely done.img_9204Jennifer’s king-size quilt is officially under way.  This is another great quilt from Skip the Borders.img_9208My finished “Petals on a String.”  Sheri Collette quilted this; it’s hanging at Village Fabric Shop.  All Amy Butler fabric on that great green background.  Amy picked this and kits are available at her shop.

August Fat Stacks

IMG_5788Here are our pictures from August Fat Stacks.  This little 1/2 square triangle beauty belongs to Carole.  Those borders!IMG_5784This little log cabin is also Carole’s.  She machine stitched her binding on both of these.  We were impressed!

IMG_5783Ann blew us away with the “Texas Two Step” she made for her husband.  It’s from Fons and Porter’s July/August magazine.

IMG_5782Paula continues to make fabulous bags.

IMG_5625Speaking of Paula…she and Debbie helped me make this great little “Diva Wallet” from the new Amy Butler collection.  Can you believe I made this?

IMG_5626Here’s the inside with a ZIPPER!

IMG_5777Here’s the inside of Debbie’s.  Love her solid fabric with the print.


Amy took a picture of our little collection.  Amy, Amy, Tula and Alison.  Ha!

IMG_5775 (1)Diana’s Science Fair is glorious!  The emerald green background is perfect.

IMG_5790Jennifer’s quilt, just quilted by Gina Allen.  We loved her border.

IMG_5794Jennifer’s Cotton + Steel Mustangs quilt.  It has been fun to watch this one progress.

IMG_5795The BEST back.

IMG_5796Jennifer B’s wonky log cabin.  Wonky is hard; Jennifer did a great job with this quilt.  She mixed some hand quilting with her own machine quilting.


IMG_5798Her great back!

IMG_5671This Serendipity Sampler also belongs to Jennifer B.  It’s waiting to be quilted so she couldn’t bring it but I took this picture last week.  It’s just beautiful.

IMG_5808Here’s my Hook quilt.  Theresa DeWalt custom quilted it for me.  I’m going to use Tula Pink’s True Colors to bind it.  

We showed our Sew Mama Sew blocks from our on-going block of the month.

IMG_5806Ann’s.  She changes her background color with each block.

IMG_5805Paula’s Tula.  Excellent piecing P.

IMG_5804Martha Claire’s next block.  Nicely done.

IMG_5803Joan’s block.  I really like this one.

IMG_5801Here’s my sample quilt.

FullSizeRender (50)And here’s the improv block for August.  I know several of you are following along with us.  Share your pictures with me and I’ll share here.

FullSizeRender (48)Just one more picture.  I have watched Maddie grow up; she is a couple of years younger than my son.  She will be married in Winston-Salem over Labor Day weekend.   Last month she asked me to cut a heart from her great-grandmother’s handkerchief and applique it to the lining of her wedding dress.  Her request meant so much to me.  I embroidered some little blue French knots…something old and something new.  She was very happy with it.  Best wishes to you and Thomas, sweet Maddie!