Sunday, February 11, 2018

February 2, 2018 Crocus Quilt Guild Meeting - Show & Tell

Reneta has received another great bag from one of the many swaps she takes part in.

This is a beautiful quilt Reneta made with Australian inspired fabrics.

Amy was digging into UFO's and finished up a couple of small projects.

Cheri  made a jelly roll strip quilt and quilted it on her long arm machine.

Cute baby quilt.

Joan dazzled us with this "String Me Along" scrap quilt.

Here's a close up.

Dawn was busy making baskets for the guests for her future daughter in laws wedding shower.

Marian used the blocks from our Christmas exchange to make this cute little bag.

Genny finished this kids quilt from the guild stash.

Lori made this lug nuts runner for a sample from a class she recently taught.

Kristin mastered free motion quilting on this great baby quilt she made for her bundle of joy coming in March.

Brenda has been working on finishing up started projects.  This one is huge, this picture is the back.....

This is the front.

Karen  made this darling quilt with great memories of the friend who started it.

Karen's flannel rag quilt.

Karen P. made this quilt to use up orphan blocks from the guild cupboard.

Cute Baby quilt.

Beth has been busy making bowl holders, baskets and  comfort  bags ( to heat).

This quilt is called "Traction"  this newest pattern from Highway 10 designs by Lori & Kathy

Pat had fun monkeying around with this flannel rag quilt.  

Genny finished this quilt she had started at the Fabriculous Retreat this past October.  She had it basted by Night Owl Quilting and did the free motion work on her domestic machine.

And the Winner is!!!  this is going to be raffled at Dawn's sons wedding social.  it's going to make someone really happy.

Shalane made this bag for herself, zippers, straps, buckles, who said quilting was only making blankets.

Cheri pieced this bay quit and did a great job with the quilt design.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January 4, 2018. Happy New Year! Our annual Christmas exchange party too.

We had a new exchange this year.  Those that wanted to participate brought twelve 5" blocks of either a shade of blue green or purple.  Cindy had it all figured out how to collect the blocks then distribute them. 
It was amazing how everyone got such a nice selection of each color.

We also had a fat quarter exchange.  We had 27 members opening and exchanging with our exchange game.
 It was a lot of  fun.

Show and tell was great as always. Kristin has been busy making such cute baby quilts.
 She let us all in on her secret. She's having a baby boy!  This is another one she has underway. 
That little man will not be cold .

Quilters stray from quilting sometimes.
Karen had some fun making cute garments for her granddaughter.

Getting back to quilting.  This is as Karen puts it just another scrap buster quilt.

Reneta made another darling quilt using one of her favorite patterns.

Look at these amazing exchange pieces Reneta has been gifted.
 Just think for every one she has received she has made one to exchange with that person as well.  She has been busy.

Amy's been busy, I didn't get a picture of the back but it was a great Tula Pink wide backing.

Dawn is another crafty quilter.  She made a beautiful shawl that took about 3 months. 
It will be for her future daughter in law.  The picture doesn't do it justice.

Joy showed off this cute piece she received as part of our guild 2017 star exchange. 
We start a new one in February.  Keep an eye out in coming months for results.

Dawn designed this quilt herself.  It will be a raffle prize at her sons wedding social in February.

This is going to be the wedding quilt.  It will be gorgeous when it's totally finished.
Amy will have to forgive me I have forgotten the name of this quilt, but it's amazing.  Look closer.

A number of months ago we made slab blocks and donated to Ronald McDonald House for a quilt program they had underway.  Amy like it so much she dug into her stash and kept making more blocks.
What a fun way to use up fabric and it looks great.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Test your color acuity!

I was spending time on the computer again (way too much time) but found this neat color acuity test.  Try it and see what your score is  

 I took it twice and both times had the same score.   

Check out the new Pantone color of the year on 

On another note just wanted to make sure everyone received the message about the charm squares for the January Meeting/Party.  You can get 12 charms from each fat quarter so if you are cutting from different fabrics you will only need 12 charms.  Obviously I am mathematically challenged thinking you could get 15 LOL

On another note I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and an even better New Year with lots of UFOs getting finished! 

Cindy Hamilton

Friday, December 8, 2017

December 7, 2017 Crocus Quilter's Guild Show & Tell

Reneta created another stunning scrap buster quilt.

This will grace a lucky someone's Christmas tree soon as Reneta adds the final touches.

This is a favorite pattern of Reneta's, she has made a few in different colors.

I don't know where she finds the time.  Reneta is involved in many online swaps and this photo and the next 4 are some of the great pieces she has received in exchange.  The little basket she shows off is filled with more pieces, too many to pull out.

Great minds think alike, Reneta and her quilting friend Amy made each other this same quilt, totally unaware of what each other were making for an exchange.  If you look back at last months post, you'll see the one Amy received.

Beth has been busy making quilts, baskets, potholders & placemats.

Dawn created this beautiful quilt while relaxing at her cabin.

This panel quilt was quilted for a friends newly born granddaughter.  It has a great new silky minky type backing.

Stephanie has the quilting bug.  She said her first quilt took 4 years, this one about a month. Way to go! Well done.

Brenda will be gifting a luck friend this huge and very detailed quilt for Christmas.

Kristin shows off her soon to be finished first quilt for her soon to be born baby.  She thanked many guild members for all their help.

Ernestine made this cute Christmas stocking and the lap quilt below, which she said did not start out as this pattern. 

Lori made a set of 4 new cushion covers to adorn her comfy couch.

Cindy showed off 3 different flannel rag quilts she has made and told us of her many challenges with backing fabric.

Shalane is a new quilter, but WOW look at this row by row quilt, and it's her first quilt.  This summer she traveled to about 15 different quilt stores to purchase the row by row kits and chose her favorites to complete this beauty.  She won a prize at Morden's quilt shop for bringing in her finished quilt.

Nina  showed off this big quilt which she says is a gift for her sister's 25th to 30th Anniversary. She utilized left over pieces on the back when she discovered the backing fabric wasn't wide enough.