Friday, October 29, 2010

Etty's Apple Core

My sister Sandy requested that I put some of my work on our blog, so here is my Apple Core.  It isn't finished yet.  I still have 3-4 more rows to make and then the red border.  I'm sewing this completely by hand using old clothing.  I like to recycle.  My hubby doesn't let me near his closet.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Read Any Good Books Lately?

Sara has been buying the series of Jennifer Chiaverini books and I’ve just finished reading the latest one that we’ve received.  It’s fantastic.  I couldn’t put it down and now I can’t wait to get the next one.  If you haven’t read any of Jennifer’s books you are missing out.  I not only enjoyed the story but I’ve learned a great deal about Hawaii.  I’ve often seen the Hawaii quilts but didn’t know much about them or the technique used to make them. Even though the story is fiction, I learned a great deal by reading her book.  I think you will enjoy it too.

Monday, October 25, 2010

This week's Get-Together

We had wonderful Show and Tell quilt projects to see today.
Shifra made major progress on her wall hanging.  It isn't finished, but I wanted you to see how it is coming along.

Shifra also is designing a new black and white tote bag.  She's using her latest bag as a guide for size and will be adding pockets shown below, to the outside.  She isn't using a pattern so it will be interesting to see what she makes.  I'm showing a close up of the design she has chosen.
Shifra also brought her latest quilt top to show.  It's larger than she planned and it's a lovely, lovely quilt.

Rina has planned two quilts for bunk beds using the same fabric with different designs.  This is the second quilt top she has made with these fabrics. They will certainly brighten up any room.  After some ladies left there was room on the table for Rina and Sara to sandwich this quilt top, so now it's ready to be machine quilted.

Susan has finished her latest quilt which she has been working on for the past few months.  It's completely hand pieced and hand appliqued. You can really only appreciate the expert quilting when you see this quilt in person.  Pictures just don't show it.

There were other things going on.  Hinda was busy sewing her jeans quilt and there was a very large turn out of ladies for or regular Shiur (bible study lecture) by Rachel. I continued to work on my Apple Core quilt (when I wasn't taking pictures) and Sara worked on her Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt, both hand pieced.
I am constantly amazed and delighted how much talent there is in our quilt group.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bryna's Stars And Stripes Forever Quilt Top

Bryna has just finished a new quilt top for a relative and will be calling it Stars and Stripes Forever.  It's red, white and blue and she is now picking out the binding and fabric for the back.
What a wonderful bright, crisp looking quilt for someone that has been in the military. Beautiful work Bryna!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Meet Jamie and Matthew

On "Quilt Story", Jamie posted her story on how she made a Chuppah (Wedding Canopy) for her wedding.  It's a delightful story.  One that you shouldn't miss. 
Jamie also makes Chuppah's for others and you can find out more on her website.

Meet The Knights Of The Sewing Table

One of my favorite blogs is Ric-Rac.
  If you go to this fantastic site
you can find out more about
Fiskar , Olfa and Guterman
 The Knights of the sewing table.
What fun!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

This Is One for the Books

Isn't this just the cutest idea you've ever seen?
This also seems to have a practical use.

Quilt For Dennis

Sara's latest quilt is for her brother-in-law, Dennis.
He just arrived from the States and Sara was able to present his new quilt in person.
She's so happy that he liked it, but why wouldn't he?  It's a lovely quilt with fabrics that any man or boy can enjoy.
Sara has done this pattern twice before using other fabrics.  It's so interesting to see how the same quilt looks when the fabrics are different.  Sara, keep quilting.  Your quilts are dynamic!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Debbie's Selvage Quilt

I found a picture of Debbie's latest selvage art work on the Selvage blog, dated October 9, 2010.
She did a wonderful job and is now looking for ideas on how to quilt it.  If you have an idea you can reach her on her blog, called  
Jerusalem Notes: Fiberwork by Debbie 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Renee S's Sukkot Wall Hanging

Renee S also made a wall hanging for her Succah using the same patterns as Shifra.  I wasn't able to post these pictures before because of technical problems, but here they are now.  Renee did a lovely job and is hoping to make more for family members.  It will be wonderful to use this wall hanging year after year.

Monday, October 11, 2010

October Get-together

Now that our Yomin Tovim (holidays) are over, everyone is eager to get back to serious quilting.  We all enjoy the holidays but there isn't time for sewing.

Shifra brought in a new bag which was so adorable. She needed something larger so she whipped this up quickly.  

Rina brought in two quilt tops and worked on selecting borders.  The colors are so delicious. The fabric on this first quilt was purchased at Pissott recently.  She wants to make two quilts using the same fabrics, but with different patterns.  It will be interesting to see how the 2nd quilt turns out.
This is Rina's Batik quilt top.  Rina said this pattern went together so easily, she could hardly believe it.  I think she'll probably want to do it again.

Shifra is working on a new wall hanging project.  It's hard to see from the picture but the background has musical notes and she will add 2 men dancing with the words at the top.
She has an interesting story about these 2 men so they are very meaningful to her and her family.

Our blog was started one year ago tomorrow.  In celebration we had a giveaway of 3 black and white fat quarters from Pissott.  The winners were Sara, Shoshana R and Shoshana L.  What started out as a project for just our group has turned into something more interesting.  We have 36 followers and have been visited by quilters in 56 countries. Quilting is truly an international pastime and enjoyed by people all over the world.  We are grateful to be part of it.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mazel Tov!

I have a new grandson.  His Bris was yesterday and he is named Shlomo.