Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cloud9 Fabrics Cirrus Solids HST Block Challenge

My two blocks for the Cloud9 Fabrics Cirrus Solids HST Block Challenge

Combo 2 - Invigorating and Combo 3 - Soothing

As usual I've posted more about the blocks on my blog made by ChrissieD along with my design notes and thoughts on what the fabric's like to work with. - Chris :D

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cloud 9 HST challenge

Thanks to some time at our guild sewing day at Pins and Needles (thx Rachel!), I have my completed HST block to post!

Fun fabrics in great colors, Cloud 9,  I had a great time playing with them!

Craft Hope Challenge - Reusable Sanitary Pads for Tina's cause

Hi, Mods! One of the things that have been happening lately in our meetings, and which make me very excited, is that we are all coming together with our skills to support different charities.

Our member Tina M. brought to us a challenge to support charities in Africa, which empower girls to pursue education by allowing them to attend class, everyday, without having to miss out because of their period.

Tina showed us some reusable sanitary pads that she made and encouraged us to help her make some more. The deadline for this request is November 15th.  If you look in Tina's post you can get all the details and instructions to make the pads.

Margaret already made some! If you want to take a look, go to her post about it.

Last Saturday, at Pins&Needles, we sewed but we also chat. A lot. Andrea M. and I were talking about how to make one or two pads you need fleece (to prevent the pad from slipping), a type of fabric we don't usually have in our stashes. That has been, honestly, what has kept me from making the pads. 

We both decided then, that it would be so easy for us to get the fleece, cut it up and bring it to our next meeting to distribute some "pad kits". Would you want to help us making them? Tina said she can do the snaps, so you would only have to provide the fabric for the top. I am going to bring some batting scraps for the filling and if you have some cotton batting scraps to contribute we can make this thing work.

So, a call to all mods for our next meeting: please bring some batting scraps (no poly) and considering bringing home some kits to help Tina and Craft Hope.

Thank you, 

Maria G

November 1st Meeting - Block Lotto

Hi, Mods! This is a reminder of our next meeting block lotto. We voted for a 12.5" unfinished block, with some form of flying geese, in which at least one of the geese is red.

Here are some examples, to get you all going:

This one is from Margaret, who brought it to me last Saturday, at our Pins&Needles gathering.

This two are mine. Can't wait to see all of yours! I will be collecting them at the beginning of our meeting and at some point we will raffle them all. See you all soon!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sew in at Pins and Needles . . . .

Yesterday we had some Mods sewing up a storm at Pins and Needles
on the upper east side of Manhattan.

Rachel was so welcoming to our group!
And Molly, scampering around our feet looking for love.

Rachel recently expanded her shop to include this beautiful sewing studio.
And we loved invading it for the afternoon.


Margaret and Ellen

Liz and Kim

Maria's first free motion quilting project.
And it is amazing!!

My daughter Caroline's scrappy trip,
I was not allowed to show her face. Hehe.


Andrea and Deborah

Kim's bee block quilt from a couple years ago
is all together and basted.  So cool!


 Liz and her block

Karen and Emily sent us this picture from work, they couldn't join us.  
I guess they were a bit jelly.

So we had to send one back!

As the time drew to a close everyone got quiet
and focused on their sewing.
It's never enough time right!?

Thanks so much to Rachel for hosting us!
We had lots of fun.  Check out her cute shop
at 1045 Lexington Avenue, second floor.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cloud 9 Cirrus Challenge - Block #3

And, last but not least, my "Refreshing" block!

(Posted by Deborah Bingham) 

Cloud 9 Cirrus Challenge - Block #2

And here is my "Soothing" block:
(Posted by Deborah Bingham)

Cloud 9 Cirrus Challenge - Block #1

I'm making three blocks for this challenge, one in each colorway.  This is the "Invigorating" block! 

(Posted by Deborah Bingham)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

for Tina

Tina requested Quilt As You Go blocks
and I hope these will work in her quilt ...


 She also requested reusable cotton pads for Craft Hope charity ...