Monday, November 30, 2009

Show and Tell #3

We are back in business and today had our weekly get-together. Here are some of the beautiful items that we worked on.

We have been asked by a local fundraising organization to help make items for an upcoming production.  They put on an original play annually for fundraising.  They do a wonderful job and we are anxious to assist.

After the charity work we got down to the real fun.

Rina started this quilt a few weeks ago but it was missing something.  She added a rust colored fabric and that was what was needed.  Her back came up short so she came up with this idea of adding strips.  What a great job.  Now it's ready for quilting.

Shifra brought in her mothers handkerchiefs a few weeks ago for an idea for a quilt.  We all came up with this arrangement and Shifra is very happy with this top.  It's her first quilt ever and she did a beautiful job.  Now we have to think of the best way to quilt it. 

Renee Smith is making a series of paper dolls for her grandchildren.  They will be boy and girl pillows when finished.  All the clothing will be attached with velcro and every pillow will be different.  We are anxious to see the finished pillows and so will the children.

Renee Smith also made two matching quilts with matching pillows.  The back is a fleece blanket that makes these sooooooo cuddly.

Susan made the long trip in again from Neve Yaakov in Jerusalem.  It's not easy for her to get here but she makes the effort each week.  We are the recipients of her expertise and we thank her.  She is hand quilting this quilt and the back is a real treasure.  It's from a very old quilt that she pieced together for the backing.  Hooray for recycling.

Susan also brought along a darling little bag that she made for her grandchild.  It's really the packaging for the gifts that will be inside.  She may be adding ric rac to this.  This will be a fun project in the future for all of us to make.  We are looking forward to making them.  Susan sent me this message on making the bag.
"Here is the link to the pattern for the little bag. It whips up very quickly. I found the hardest part was just deciding which fabrics to use".

When some of these projects are completed, I hope to show them finished.  Also, some quilts were not shown today.  We are all so busy.  What a fun day!


  1. What great pictures! It was really a fun day.

  2. Such a cute bag! I think I'll make some--all those small bits of fabric I've saved over the years will be put to good use! Thank you for sharing your quilts. I love seeing what others have done!