Wednesday, February 20

What's Quilting Wednesday

Hello Everyone,  
There seems to have been an enclave of jelly roll quilts in the studio lately. Here are just a few of them.

Donna made this luscious jelly roll quilt from a bali pop entitled Zinfandel.
Throw size quilt.
The outer border fabric really pulls this quilt together.
Donna's Zinfandel.
Peg makes the most beautiful quilts as gifts. She always chooses the most appropriate quilting motifs.
Wedding Hearts.
Peg created this stunning neutral jelly roll quilt with a hint of blue as a wedding gift for someone special. The cotton batting in this quilt will help keep those newlyweds cozy.
Queen size wedding quilt.
Cheryl pulled out all the stops with color on this jelly roll quilt . 
Stitch, stitch, stitch...
Cheryl started with sixty strips and ended up with this show stopper of a quilt. Just look at the ingenuity of her center border.
Twin size quilt.
If you have a jelly roll, bali pop or some 2 1/2" wide strips that go together why not try making a jelly roll quilt? Here is a video that gives the basic information. Enjoy!

Be sure to let me know if you make one of these quick and easy to piece quilts.

Until next time…
Happy Quilting, Kathy

Monday, February 18

Strip Tubing

Hello Everyone,  
One of the local quilt shops here has a monthly tea where they talk about their upcoming classes and everyone is invited to bring show and tell. This past week's meeting was a little different. The quilt shop decided to give a short demo.

Strip Tube RulerTM by Cozy Quilt Designs
Many of those in attendance had heard of The Strip Tube RulerTM by Cozy Quilt Designs but had not seen it in action. It is quite clever!

Strips of fabric are sewn together creating a tube.
Tube of Fabrics.
The ruler is then placed on the fabric tube and with a rotary cutter; triangle units are cut by flipping the ruler.
Placing The Strip Tube RulerTM.
The triangle units are then opened to create half-square triangle units.
Half-square triangle units.
The half-square triangle units are then laid out to make the desired blocks for the quilt.
Arranging the half-square triangle units. 

The book Strip Tubing gives wonderful directions on what sizes the strips need to be for a given size finished half-square triangle unit.
Strip Tubing book by Cozy Quilt Designs.
Here is a video from Cozy Quilt Designs demonstrating the tube technique.
If you would like to see some of Cozy Quilt Designs books and patterns that use the Strip Tube RulerTM click here.

I think this would be a great way to use some of those 2 1/2" wide strip packs. Pair the 2 1/2" wide strips with a "plain" background fabric and the possibilities are endless! What do you think? Be sure to let me know if you decide to try this product.

Until next time…  
Happy Quilting, Kathy

Wednesday, February 6

What's Quilting Wednesday

Hello Everyone,  
Here is a glimpse of a quilt that was on the longarm recently.
Smooth stitchin'!

Kathy made this lovely Spring Garden quilt using all 2 1/2" wide strips. It brighten my studio on a cold and gloomy winter day here in Rochester.
Spring Garden.
She can't wait to get a binding on this quilt. Kathy is anxious to show it off at her guild meetings and teas.

If you are interested in making this quilting using 2 1/2" wide strips check out the pattern she used: Strip Tease by GE Designs.

Until next time…
Happy Quilting, Kathy

Friday, February 1

Garage Sale Night

Hello Everyone.
Each January the Irondequoit Quilt Club holds its annual Garage Sale Night. This month's evening meeting was filled with treasures for all!
Some great bargains.

Hmmmm. What do we have here?
Wow! Just what I was looking for!
 Of course there were plenty of delicious treats for all the shoppers.
One particularly delicious and a unique to Rochester staple is from the South Wedge. The famous Cheesy Eddie's Cheese Cake is always a welcome sweet treat. As you can see it is quite delectable.
All gone Cheesy Eddie's cheese cake.
No quilt club meeting would be complete without show and tell. So here is a little show and tell.
Chris made twelve quilt tops that will be quilted, bound and then donated to one of our wonderful charity organizations.
Two of twelve quilt tops Chris made in one month for charity!
Nick displayed his beautiful Block of the Month (BOM) from Marcus Brothers.
Love all those reproduction prints.
Brenda proudly reveled this quilt Nova designed by Karen Brackett. She will be teaching this at Cafe Sewciety quilt shop in Webster at the end of March.
Nova from the book Scrap Basket Sensations.
Last year our guild had a presentation by Marlous Designs. Marlous spoke about her journey on becoming a pattern designer and author. One of our guild members decided to create this stunning  Loco Log Cabin quilt from one of Marlous' patterns. I was fortune to quilt this beauty!
Slicing and dicing a common block creates spectacular results.
Until next time...
Happy Quilting, Kathy
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