Monday, March 29, 2010

Pesach (Passover) Greeting

Sara's Batik Quilt

During all Sara's Pesach prepartions, she was able to complete another quilt.  Here is what she said about it.

Hi Y'all,

This is a first...a quilt for our beds.
It's called "Autumn". (right,my colors).
I collected all these fabrics for a while. When I finally got all the fabrics together, my mom passed away.  I didn't think it appropriate, during my year of mourning, to make and have something so beautiful (like buying new clothes), so I waited out the year.
Now, the finished quilt is on our beds and I do love it!  Unfortunately, the lighting in these pics doesn't show the vibrancy of the batiks.
By the way, the quilt that I made that I said was "just for me" is a guestroom quilt, not on my bed. I just love looking at it!
All the best,

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Michael's Log Cabin

Sara just finished this very beautiful Log Cabin for her son Michael.  He will be coming to Israel from New York for Pesach (Passover).  It's a surprise so don't anyone spill the beans and tell him. 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Classes At Pissott

Pissott offers many excellent classes for quilters.  From beginners to more advance. Here are just a few of the patterns that have been taught at Pissott.  If you haven't been to their store yet, it is a must.  Nurit and her husband are so warm and friendly, you won't want to leave. You can contact them for more details.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pissott Quilt Show Announcement

Pissott is having their Pesach (Passover) Quilt Show April 1, 2010.
For all our Israeli quilters this is something you don't want to miss.

Weekly Get-together

This was a very busy get together this week.  It will be the last time we will be meeting until after Pesach (Passover). From now on we will be busy cleaning, shopping and cooking for this very important holiday.

Naomi brought two exciting new projects.  The first is a wall hanging which is perfect for a pre-teen or teenager.  It's meant to hold hair brushes and other hair accessories.  Notice the back is made from recycled denim fabric. Of course it could hold anything.
This is a hand painted picture frame surrounding a fabric glued picture.  Notice the flowers are 3 dimensional and the cute little buttons in the middle.  The ducks are made of wood.  Naomi enjoys painting and likes to use this medium in her work.  This is a charming picture for any little girls bedroom.

Shifra has finished her purple quilt tops.  She made so many squares that she decided to make two quilts.  We did show some of the squares in a previous post before they were sewn together.  My hats off to Shifra.  For a new quilter she is amazing.

Renee S is working on hexagons and brought this project for everyone to see.  Notice the second row is hand quilted stitches and not pieced hexagons.

Susan just received 3 new books from the America.  She brought them along for all of us to enjoy.  It helps a great deal to see a book before you buy.  Now I know that I would like to buy at least 2 of them.  You can view Susan's blog at

Renee S brought in her daughter's (Bryna) latest picture album.  Bryna had a terrific idea for her Mom.  She took Renee's quilt pictures and combined it with her own specialty -- paper scrapbooking. And now you can see the memorable results.  The album outside cover was also made by Bryna. You can view Bryna's projects at

Rena brought in her log cabin quilt and pieced backing to have us sandwich it for her. We discussed how it should be quilted and it was hard to decide.  It's so beautiful that she's keeping this one. This can really be called a reversable quilt.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Scrap & Shirttails Quilt Book

I just received my copy of Bonnie Hunter's book, Scraps & Shirttails.  I seem to be behind the times since Bonnie has a new book out, but it's better late than never.  I can't wait to make one of her wonderful scrappy quilts. I feel like I've already been recycling and going green as she suggests. 

I've been working on the Apple Core quilt and it's close to 1/2 finished.  I am hand piecing this so it's a long time project. All the fabrics are from old shirts and skirts.