Saturday, May 3, 2014

Completed and Given

Made these door hangers recently.  The pattern is in the Spring 2014 Quilts and More magazine.  
The pink and brown one was made for my aunt for hosting our annual family reunion.  The red and blue one was an early Mother's Day gift to my mother.  They are fun to make!  The door hangers are going to be a series.  Check out the Summer 2014 Quilts and More magazine.
Can't wait to get started on this one!  But I must finish one UFO before I start something else.
Buzz for now,
Merritt




Jamaican Banana Bread

A treat Just BeeCuzz ....
Yummy!!  Fuel for quilting later.
Buzz for now.
Merritt



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Retreat Challenge

Just returned from our annual quilting retreat to Magnolia Park Retreat in Odenville, AL.  There were nineteen of us in "quilting retreat bliss".  We had a great time!  The food was delicious once again.  Being the semi leader of this trip, I decided we needed a challenge.  So.... I issued the color book challenge.  I purchased 2 Spring color books and challenged the ladies to choose a color page, tear it out, and interpret it into a door hanger or other decorative item.  Here are the results:
I thought the ladies that accepted the challenge did a great job!  We plan to finish them for our next business meeting in May.
Enjoy!
Buzz for now,
Merritt

Monday, April 14, 2014

First Completed Quilt of the Year!

Finished this quilt last week.  Gave to some special friends.
I'm going to have to work on my photography, ugh!  The fabrics are beautiful botanical batiks, but they don't show up very well in this picture.  
The name of the pattern is "Off Track".
Buzz for now,
Merritt

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Saturday Sewing

Enjoying a day in the "Scrap Lounge".  Just finished my 8th Suzy's Sack!  These little bags are really fun to make.  Sorry for the picture quality...I'll have to work on that.
Hope your Saturday is "sew" much fun!!  
Buzz for now...
Merritt

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Discharge Dyeing Class

Once again our Australian friend, Tania, taught us another fun technique.  This morning we went over to her house for a lesson on discharge dyeing of black fabrics.  The following are some pictures of some of the process using Softscrub with Bleach:
The fabric has a freezer paper kangaroo ironed on in the corner.

Tania is applying the Softscrub paste with a little bleach mixed in.
The change in color is almost immediate.
Some of our results.  It was very interesting to see the 
different colors of the background once they dried.
These were my results.  What a fun time!  Thanks, Tania!!
We're going to miss you, but have great treasures to 
remember you by.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Mexican Star Quilt

Our guild hosted a workshop last Saturday to learn how to make the Mexican Star Quilt.  Our fellow guild member, Tania Jobson taught the class.  We have been privileged as a guild to have her join us for the past 2 years.  She and her family are here from Australia on military duty.  The workshop was so much fun.  Here is my progress so far:
From strips, squares, and folded triangles, to.....

This!  The next step is to fold back the edges of the triangles to give the curved effect and then quilt it.
More to come.
Buzz for now,
Merritt