Thursday, February 24, 2011

Comfort Quilt

I'm happy to say our 3rd comfort quilt is finished.  I don't know where it's going yet, but I'm hopeful that the child receiving this will enjoy it.

Monday, February 21, 2011

February Show and Tell

Today was a great day for show and tell.  It's wonderful when the ladies bring their projects for everyone to see.  It always makes us want to do more.

Shifra has started a new project.  It's a paper pieced fish.  She's not telling what it will be or who it is for so we will have to just wait and see.  This little fish is very, very cute.

Shoshana L has finished her hand pieced baby block quilt.  Her arrangement is unique and she is very happy the way it came out.  Shoshana is now very good at doing Y seams which many ladies shy away from.  Now she is planning to make a pillow for her living room sofa.

Renee S showed us her latest quilt top.  It isn't finished yet.  It's the first of two quilts for twin beds.  She is learning more about putting the blocks on point and making those extra triangles needed for the edges of the quilt.  Everyone likes the fabrics and was happy to see how fast it's coming along.

Shoshana R brought in a gift that she just received.  It's three flower needlepoint pictures that are already framed.  They were just lovely.  Everyone enjoys seeing any type of hand made items.  They are always the best because they come from the heart.

Rina brought in her completed Batik quilt that she made for her husband.  Everyone wanted a closer look at the front and back.

Rina also brought in a quilt that she is making for a very special person.  It had to be sandwiched to get it ready for Rina to machine quilt this week.  Everyone loves Batiks and each quilt is more beautiful than the next.  Here is the front and the back.  Rina and Sara have a friend that puts a special machine embroidered message on each quilt.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Quilt Video For You

 This is a must see video for all quilters.  It will make your heart sing. 
Just click.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sara's Kaleidoscope Blocks

Sara has started a new project.  She has made 4 kaleidoscope blocks and now is looking to see what she will do with them.  Make a wall hanging, pillow or even a table runner would be nice.  Sara only has 4 squares so the project won't be big.  She really enjoyed doing these blocks.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Quilts for Kids

A very interesting and beautiful program is happening in the USA.
I encourage all quilters, worldwide, to get involved in such a wonderful effort.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February Get-Together

Shifra finished machine quilting her very large quilt for her daughter.  It's so nice when you can see all the quilting up close.  She did a fantastic job on this quilt and I'm sure her daughter will have many years of enjoyment using it.  The label was done in counted x stitch.

Renee S is starting a new quilt and she brought in a few of the blocks for us to see.

Some of the ladies had hand quilting or piecing to do.

Susan showed us the quilt that she is working on.  She was explaining to the ladies how she did the quilting and the machine embroidery.

Two of our charity quilts are finished.  We have already designated them for two children in Betar Illit that are very ill.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Quilt For Esther Rifka

I finally finished the quilt for my granddaughter today.  It's several weeks late for her birthday, but better late than never.  I give each of my grandchildren a quilt for their 3rd birthday.  The quilt finished at 53"x43".
This is the front.
This is the back.
I bought 4 meters of each of the four fabrics and I didn't have any fabric left over.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Our First Quilt-a-Thon -- Second Day

This week the ladies continued working on the quilts from last week.  Two are now being quilted.  Another is on the design wall and we started another called the Postage Stamp quilt.
This is the design wall.
This is Bryna

This is Sara and Renee B
This is Rina and Hinda
This is Shifra
And this is Shoshana L with Renee B
All the ladies work so well together.  It's such a pleasure to have this quilting group in my home.