Friday, June 19, 2015

Ever so Sweet and Easy

and made by our member, Gloria.  This one has been delivered to a family in our parish that just had a preemie - our prayers are with them. 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

June Beauty


A pre-printed panel beautifully put together and quilted by Claire.  

Friday, June 5, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

Left Over Nine Patches

These 9 patches came from a swap and are now in a quilt for baby:
I love the stripe that someone donated.  We've been able to make 4 quilts with it - all a different color.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Quilt as You Go

A Quilt as you Go baby quilt. Claire has perfected this method. She does such excellent work.  She starts with a 9" square for the top and a 11" square for the back. A top and back square are sandwiched with a 9" square of batting. She quilts an X through the sandwich of each block. Then taking two blocks she sews a 1"seam (back sides together) that will run right next to the top and batting. She now folds the seam allowance  (one side at a time) in half so the edge of the seam allowance is touching the top/batting.  She folds that over the raw edge of the top and stitches it down as you would do binding.  Now do it to the other side.  Continue to do pair of squares until you have done all the blocks in a row.  Connect the pairs to make your row.  Once the rows are together, she sews the rows together matching the corners.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Another Cuddly Rag Quilt

These are so easy and great for our group members who don't have a sewing machine.  They clip and wash for us and thus make a valuable contribution to our goal of providing baby quilts to first time moms.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Another ruffled one!

Adding a ruffle to a pre-printed/pre-quilted panel makes a baby quilt in no time flat:
Thank you Betty and Mary!