Monday, September 15, 2014

A Walk in "The Meadow" with Lizzy House

On Sunday, we had the opportunity to spend the day with Lizzy House.  

We met at Christie's Quilting Boutique  to try our hand at Lizzy's Meadow Quilt

We couldn't wait to get started. 

Lizzy walked us through all the steps.
( If you want the pattern, you'll have to get in on her Meadow Tour. )

 We played with fabric...

.....and got busy sewing.

Here we are at the end of our fun day! 

 We can't wait to finish these quilts and see all the variations.
Thank you Lizzy for a great day!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Denyse Schmidt and the SCMQG at Christie's Quilting Boutique

We were so excited to come together at Christie's Quilting Boutique for the viewing of all the quilts made by our guild using  Denyse Schmidt's Hadley Fabrics. 

Denyse Schmidt graciously donated ten fat quarter bundles and we played.  Her fabrics and patterns inspired us to come up with the following designs whose behind-the-scene stories you can find here--  JulyAugustSeptember.


It was quite a night. We conversed.  


We enjoyed delicious treats.

 We delighted in Denyse's company. We shared. We asked questions. We inquired about future fabric lines and lucked out with a sneak peek.  (Sorry, no pics of those.  Just take our word for it.  As usual, the fabric will be amazing. )

We posed with her, her fabric line, and fabulous books. 

Hadley Challenge participants with Denyse Schmidt
Some of us even won patterns and a signed copy of her latest book, Denyse Schmidt Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration .

Sharon wins Denyse's latest autographed book.
We created key fobs for this Hadley event. Michelle, on the left, even created a dress.
 We love to create!   

Overall, a wonderful, crafty night with a fun group!
 Thanks again to Denyse Schmidt for the fabulous opportunity and to Christie's Quilt Boutique for hosting this event! 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Hadley Challenge Spotlight: Garen Brien Sherwood

“Today is the day!!”

I will admit, as the lovely fat quarter bundles of Hadley were passed out at our Guild’s meeting earlier this summer, I was gutted that there was not one for me to play with and join the Hadley Challenge by Denyse. Utterly gutted, but as I was a new member – my second meeting - I totally understood.
Still . . .
When Terrie offered up her extras I was over the moon!! I get to play too!!! And then Jennifer offered up hers! Score! Between these two lovely ladies my quilt was good to go - just needed a pattern.
I was searching through my archives of “quilts I someday want to make and other important (?) quilt papers “ for something else when I found it! Nestled in a binder from 2005/6/7 was my pattern.  Free Spirit had a free pattern for Flea Market Fancy!! And I had the print out! After reading the directions I realized why I had not already made it – templates. Just not a fan – this is a plastic sheet free house and cereal boxes are few and far between around here. So someday. Once I found it –it became today is the day I will make this quilt – grant it my way. I love it! It totally makes me happy and the colors rock!
I channeled my inner Denyse, and had bags of strips. I will admit to a small amount of editing – I really tried not too but....

Oh yeah and the quilting – well I thought I would listen to the quilt and quilt it that way – perhaps never again – it was rather verbose in its needs. Love it but massively time consuming!
Thanks for letting me play!